Bakersfield Employment Lawyer
Dan defends claims filed with many administrative agencies, including the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Cal/OSHA, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Workers' Compensation Appeals Board and the Employment Development Department. Dan has represented companies in hearings conducted by each of these government agencies.
Dan advises employers on day to day labor and employment law matters to develop effective and practical ways to deal with challenging employee issues. He assists employers with developing tools to manage employment law matters. Such tools include employee handbooks, employment agreements, commission agreements and severance agreements.
For clients who face challenges dealing with unions, Dan provides advice on union avoidance, labor arbitrations, union elections and unfair labor practice charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board.
In addition, Dan is extensively involved with training supervisors and owners on employment law matters, including unlawful harassment prevention training, union avoidance and workplace violence. Dan is a frequent speaker before business and professional groups.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
Want to check lawyer discipline?
It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.