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Ventura Hersey & Muller, LLP represents employers and employees in a wide range of employment matters.  For employers, Ventura Hersey provides legal counseling regarding compliance with federal, state, and local employment law.  We also provide employers with appropriate and updated employment policies such as employee handbooks and proprietary information agreements.  We advise employers regarding best practices for hiring employees and provide assistance when employers need help with terminating employees in a lawful manner.  We also defend employers in court against claims brought by employees for wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and failure to pay wages.  We routinely provide employers with advice related to the following laws:

  • The California Fair Employment and Housing Act
  • The California Labor Code
  • The California Uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The WARN Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The National Labor Relations Act

Our employer clients range from small businesses with just a few employees to multi-national corporations with hundreds or thousands of employees.

Ventura Hersey also represents employees.  For employees, we primarily represent individuals who are negotiating compensation or separation agreements with their employers.  We also represent employees in litigation.  This includes defending employees against claims of trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition.  In select cases, our firm also represents employees who have been wrongfully terminated or have been the subject of discrimination or harassment.