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California is a different world for most employers. It has its own laws and agencies covering wage and hour, employment discrimination and harassment, and occupational safety and health. It has no limits on the amount of damages plaintiffs may recover in discrimination and harassment lawsuits, unlike under federal law, so jury trials in California are high-stakes ventures. It has many more state laws governing the employment relationship than most other states and the number of those laws continues to grow. Class actions covering overtime, meal and rest breaks and other employment law issues are much more prevalent in California than in most other states as well.

Fisher & Phillips has one of the largest labor and employment law practices in California with more than 50 attorneys in four offices: Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.  These include veteran jury trial lawyers, attorneys with extensive experience in defending class actions, attorneys well-versed in the unique features of California wage and hour law, and attorneys experienced in designing alternative dispute resolution methods that can keep employers out of California courts. Each of our California attorneys, moreover, is equipped to advise employers on how to navigate the tricky legal terrain in California.