(925) 934-6102

Serving California

Employment Law

VVLA&S offers a full range of Employment Law expertise — from pre-litigation advice, to assisting employers with HR-related issues, to litigation proceedings (jury trials, court trials, binding arbitrations, and mediations).

Our Employment Law Practice Group seeks to minimize employer-employee disputes by addressing issues before litigation becomes the last resort. However, if litigation is necessary, VLA&S attorneys are ready to vigorously defend claims in both state and federal courts on behalf of:

  • Sole proprietorships hiring out for specific services
  • Partnerships
  • Small, medium and large businesses (including startups)

Examples of cases our Employment Law Practice Group has litigated or counseled include:

  • Labor and employment law disputes
  • Wrongful termination
  • Civil rights violations/allegations
  • Violations of Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
  • Defamation
  • Invasion of Right to Privacy
  • Fraud
  • Interference with prospective economic advantage
  • Sexual harassment
  • Invasion of Privacy

Disputes with current or former employees often require appearing before various governmental agencies. VLA&S attorneys also provide advice and representation before Labor Commissions, EEOC, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, EDD, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board.

As always, our approach is highly cost-sensitive and the client maintains a central role in planning and strategy.

Attorneys in our Employment Law Group

Courtney B. McFate

Senior Associate


Northern California – Main Office

1600 South Main Plaza, Suite 325
Walnut Creek, California 94596

Phone: (925) 934-6102
Fax: (925) 934-6060

San Francisco

350 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: (415) 291-8844
Fax: (925) 934-6060

Southern California

23801 Calabasas Road, Suite 100
Calabasas, CA 91302

Phone: (844) 400-6585
Fax: (925) 934-6060