David Monks is a partner in the San Diego office.
He counsels employers on a wide variety of matters, including employee discipline and termination, wage and hour issues, disability accommodation protocols, family and medical leave issues, investigations of harassment and other misconduct, and independent contractor issues.
In addition, David has substantial experience defending employers and managers against lawsuits and administrative claims involving discrimination, harassment, defamation, breach of contract, and violations of wage-and-hour laws.
As an avid proponent of proactive training and compliance, he presents training seminars on preventing harassment and discrimination in the workplace, workplace investigations, wage-and-hour compliance, disability management and accommodation, and other areas.
David's practice has included assisting religious organizations, restaurants, hotels, school districts, credit unions, homeowner associations, professional employer organizations, franchisors, retail markets, and medical practices.
In law school David served on the editorial board of the Maryland Law Review.
After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., on the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.
David has been selected for inclusion in San Diego Super Lawyers since 2007 and he has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2013.
Eighty-Four Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015
Four Fisher & Phillips LLP San Diego Attorneys Listed in 2015 San Diego Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
January 28, 2015
'Vaping' Takes Hold in the Workplace and School
May 18, 2015
The Top 5 Personnel Mistakes that a Startup Can Make
February 11, 2015
Top 10 Ways to Hold a Company Party - Without Getting Sued
December 4, 2014
Assessing the Viability of Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements: The Impact of AT&T Mobility and the Shadow of the NLRA
October 10, 2011
Smart Phones' Big Wage and Hour Headache
July 25, 2011
Quotes and Soundbites
A Lawyer's Advice to Businesses During Flu Season
January 9, 2015
Dress Codes Should Consider Culture And Clients
May 30, 2014
Benefits, Costs Of Paid Sick Leave Bill Debated
January 28, 2014
Partner David Monks: 10 Tips for Holding a Company Holiday Party
December 9, 2013
Would Filner Last in Corporate America?
July 24, 2013
Even With Doubts About Health Care Reform Law, Employers Push To Comply
December 28, 2011
The Business of Law - Summer Dress Codes
July 11, 2011
That Little Smart Phone Might Cause a Big Wage and Hour Headache
October 1, 2011