San Diego Employer Law Firm
The firm was created in September 2009 to offer responsive, efficient and unparalleled expertise to our clients. Our goal is to provide experienced counsel in these practice areas and to provide complete employment representation. Our ERISA practice separates us from most other labor and employment firms. We work in-depth in this complex field to guide our employee benefit and fiduciary clients. Our expertise has been recognized by various lawyer rating services over the years.
Wolds Law Group PC represents corporate employers, trade associations and ERISA plans in a variety of industries including trucking and transportation, building and construction, performing arts, resorts and hospitality, charitable public service, precision manufacturing, electronic security, colleges and universities, labor compliance programs, employee benefit purchasing alliances, and professional organizations. We have a particular expertise in representing health, apprentice training and pension programs for trade associations. We create and structure benefit programs for multiple employers. Our reach in this work is nationwide.
The concentration of our clientele in the employee welfare benefit plan area has resulted in a developing expertise in the health care legislative compliance area. We advise our benefit plan clients, and private employers, in COBRA and HIPAA administration as well as offering assistance with compliance under the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. We represent fiduciaries in ERISA litigation. Our labor and employment services run the range of transactional and litigation assistance including collective bargaining services, grievance representation, job site picketing control, wage and hour litigation defense, wrongful employment and other statutory discrimination claim defense and ongoing consultation services.
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- 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?
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- 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?
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- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.