Jonathan helps employers. He knows that managing employees isn’t the principal business of most companies, and he strives to allow his clients to spend less time dealing with employment law matters so that they can spend more time meeting their business objectives.
Jonathan’s experience is broad based, and focused on the full range of HR issues all employers face: resolving problems, like lawsuits and other employment claims; hiring and separating employees, including creating the contracts and agreements that accompany such events; and creating safe workplace environments that comply with all federal and state laws and regulations.
He also regularly counsels HR managers and company executives on issues related to hiring employees and properly retaining independent contractors; dismissals, such as terminations, mass layoffs, and plant closings; and their responses to a broad range of day-to-day employment matters including employee discipline, harassment, and discrimination complaints, and most significantly legal compliance with the many federal, state, and local laws and regulations that affect the employment relationship.
Finally, Jonathan has extensive experience drafting employment agreements, complex compensation plans, severance agreements, employee handbooks, and other employment policies.
Jonathan regularly litigates employment disputes – over wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, trade secret, unfair competition, and breach of contract matters – in both California and Federal courts. In addition, he represents clients before state and federal agencies, including:
Duke University, J.D., 2001
University of California, Berkley, B.A., Chinese History, German Language, 1997
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