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Employment Law

Farbstein & Blackman has decades of experience in the full range of employment litigation and counseling, including emerging trends in wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, and unfair competition.

  • Litigation Services
    • Wrongful termination, including public policy violations
    • Wage and hour claims (including individual and class action claims regarding compensation, meal and rest breaks, PAGA, and related remedies)
    • Discrimination (state and federal)
    • Retaliation and Whistleblower claims
    • Leave related litigation, including under FMLA, CFRA, disability and others
    • Unfair Competition, including recruiting, trade secrets and related claims
    • Responses to EEOC and DFEH investigations
    • Workers’ compensation retaliation claims under Labor Code Section 132a
    • Employment tort claims, including privacy, interference and defamation
    • Employment contract claims, including fraudulent inducementv
    • Mediation and Arbitration
    • Administrative proceedings (Labor Commissioner, EDD, DFEH, EEOC, DOL)
    • Labor relations and management
  • Counseling and advice
    • Risk management
    • Employment best practices (contracts, NDAs, policies, handbooks, forms, processes)
    • Pre-termination counseling
    • Severance negotiations
    • Leave compliance (pregnancy, disability, FMLA/CFRA, other statutory and personal leaves)
    • Workplace investigations
    • Executive contracts and compensation
    • Audits of payroll and timekeeping practices
    • Disability accommodation and compliance
    • Worker misclassification (exempt v. nonexempt)
    • Independent contractor analysis
    • Social media policies
    • Presentations and trainings, including AB 1825 Sexual harassment training
    • Employee relations
  • Other: If your concern is not listed please contact us for assistance.

Business Litigation

We have tried cases in a broad spectrum of matters affecting individuals and businesses in our community, with experience in all litigation phases, from filing to appeal.

  • Representation
    • Breach of contract
    • Trade secrets misappropriation
    • Business dissolutions
    • ADA accommodation
    • US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Counseling and advice
    • Negotiations
    • Insurance contracts
    • Real estate contracts

Professional Liability

We devote a substantial portion of our practice to malpractice litigation involving a range of professions, including accountants, lawyers, software and web developers, real estate professionals and human resource consultants.

  • Representation of accountants, attorneys, human resource professionals, software and web developers, real estate professions, and insurance professionals

411 Borel Avenue Suite 425, CA 94402, USA
(650) 554-6200,  Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM