Practice Areas

We offer unparalleled litigation defense in all
employment law related matters.

With the ever-changing landscape of employment law, our experienced team of legal experts can help your business remain in compliance and help you prevent costly employer-employee disputes that could be devastating to your business.

Landegger Verano & Davis boasts a proven track record of success in educating and defending companies and businesses (large and small) across a diverse range of employment law issues. Our firm’s commitment to providing creative, proactive, and cost-effective resolutions has earned us a distinguished reputation in the following practice areas:

Wrongful Termination
When a former employee raises claims of dismissal for illegal reasons such as discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract, or violation of public policy, a tailored approach is required to meet the unique specifics of every case. Through pre-emptive planning and education, mediation, or litigation, Landegger Verano & Davis navigate your company or business to a successful resolution.

Sexual Harassment
Unlawful harassment and discrimination in the workplace, based on sex or gender, is prohibited by law and covers hiring, promotions, pay, working conditions, and termination. Implementing company-wide training and policies on sexual harassment is essential to minimizing workplace liability and avoiding unlawful sexual harassment claims. Led by our team of experienced Employment Law attorneys, our firm regularly conducts sexual harassment prevention training that will keep your business in compliance with California’s required training laws.

Disability Discrimination

Employers covered by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must provide reasonable accommodations for employees with physical or mental disabilities as defined by the ADA. Discrimination against individuals with disabilities in hiring, termination, job assignments, promotions, and termination is illegal and punishable by California law. Employers and institutions are required to provide reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their job duties or access services, ensuring equal opportunities and fair treatment for everyone.

Managing the “interactive process” of determining and providing reasonable accommodations that work for you and your employees without violating California laws, can be extremely challenging. Landegger Verano & Davis has the expertise to guide your business through the process to avoid workplace disability discrimination and to provide rigorous defense if need be.

Workplace Violence

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration estimates that there are about 2 million cases of workplace violence each year, with another 25 percent of instances going unreported. These statistics show that violence in the workplace is more common than one might think, and important measures must be taken by employers to prevent the occurrence of violence.  Our expert team of attorneys can assist your company in establishing a safe workplace environment through the development and implementation of background checks, policies, and staff training, as well as the appropriate response to reports of violence.

Breach of Contract

Not paying agreed-upon wages, promised benefits, specified work conditions, or terminating the employment relationship in a manner that violates the contract terms, can result in claims that could lead to litigation if not handled properly. When a breach occurs, the injured party may seek legal remedies, such as damages or specific performance, depending on the nature of the breach and the terms outlined in the contract. Our experienced team of attorneys has successfully defended numerous businesses against such claims in the greater Los Angeles area, San Fernando Valley, Ventura and Orange counties, as well as throughout California.

Failure to Accommodate Disabled Employees

An employer’s failure to make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities might include not providing necessary equipment, modifying work schedules, adjusting job duties, or making physical changes to the workspace to enable the employee to perform their job effectively despite their disability. Landegger Verano & Davis can help your company navigate the “interactive process” to determine the appropriate accommodations for your disabled employees and mediate or defend against any employment-related legal action.

Unfair Business Competition by Former Employees

Whenever individuals who have previously worked for a company use confidential information, trade secrets, or proprietary knowledge obtained during that employment to compete unfairly against their former employer, you have an issue of misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition. This could include using client lists, confidential strategies, or intellectual property belonging to the former employer to gain an unfair advantage in a new job or their own business. If your company’s information is compromised or if your company takes on an employee who discloses your competition’s trade secret information, legal action may be the outcome. Our firm will help you protect your trade secrets through legally binding written agreements as well as through an evaluation of your exposure to misappropriation and unfair competition, as either the victim or the accused. And, if litigation is necessary, our firm will provide you with rigorous representation.

Whistleblower Claims
Whistleblower claims involve employer retaliation against individuals who report information about illegal, unethical, or fraudulent activities within an organization. Whistleblowers highlight wrongdoing, corporate fraud, safety violations, financial misconduct, or other unlawful actions. Landegger Verano & Davis offers unparalleled litigation defense to protect your company and its reputation against such claims.

Wage and Hour Actions

Claims related to compensation and hours worked by employees may include issues such as unpaid wages, minimum wage violations, overtime pay discrepancies, improper classification of employees as exempt from overtime, failure to provide meal or rest breaks, or other violations of labor laws regarding compensation and working hours. Our team specializes in complex wage and hour cases and can assist your company with proactive solutions as well as effective mediation or litigation to produce the best outcome for your company.

Class Actions

In a class action lawsuit where one or more plaintiffs can represent a large group of employees, the process can be daunting to work through. These lawsuits typically arise when many employees have experienced similar harm, such as discrimination, wage and hour violations, harassment, or other illegal employment practices. Landegger Verano & Davis has successfully settled over 100 notable class action lawsuits on behalf of our clients. We understand the importance of employment practices liability insurance and enjoy great success in partnering with carriers who have come to rely upon our expertise to conclude cases at the lowest cost to the client with minimal risk.

Nonprofit Law

Landegger Verano & Davis is Southern California’s premiere law firm for nonprofits. As a law firm of experienced employment law attorneys, we represent over fifty nonprofit organizations. Our dedicated employment law attorneys understand nonprofits’ unique compliance issues, organizational governance, and conflict of interest management challenges. We can help you avoid the most common mistakes plaguing organizations like yours and ensure that your nonprofit complies with all applicable laws and regulations.

We can assist you with a variety of issues, including:

  • Employment law compliance
  • Organizational governance
  • Conflict of interest management
  • Fundraising and development
  • Strategic planning

At Landegger Verano & Davis, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal services and support and we are here to help you make your nonprofit a success. Contact us to schedule a consultation to learn how we can assist and help you grow your nonprofits.

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to discuss how we can become a part of your team and help your company succeed and prosper.
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