Employment Associate

DLA Piper Los Angeles , CA 90001

Posted 3 months ago

EOE-Protected Veterans/Disability

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DLA
Piper's Los Angeles office seeks an associate with 2-3 years' experience in
labor and employment litigation. This associate will have a strong knowledge of state and federal
employment laws,
including wage and hour laws, the California Labor Code, discrimination laws,
and practice before state and federal court and agencies. This associate
will also have experience in the defense of class and collective actions, as
well as PAGA claims. Experience in these areas will be further evidenced
by client counseling with the respect to employee discipline and discharge,
workplace policies, practices and compliance matters, as well as training and
drafting key employment documents.

The
associate will be handling litigation management, legal research, legal drafting, and other
litigation-related tasks for class action as well as single plaintiff cases, including but not limited to matters
involving alleged meal and rest period violations, failure to pay wages and/or
bonuses, off-the-clock work, misclassification, harassment, discrimination,
retaliation, breach of contract, and wrongful termination. The associate may also conduct employment due
diligence and advise on employment aspects of corporate transactions; draft and
negotiate employment, termination/severance, and related agreements; and advise
on reductions in force.
Other advice issues include restrictive covenants, employee mobility,
compensation practices, commission plans, and leave practices.

The
firm is seeking candidates who are high performing, growth oriented, and
committed to excellence. Candidates must be admitted to the CA Bar. Spanish speaking
capability is desirable though not required.

Please
apply online if you are a direct applicant. If you have a request for an
accommodation during the application process or if you have any questions about
the process, please contact Eileen Haight at mailto: .

Job Requirements

  • 2-3 years of experience in labor and employment matters

  • CA Bar admission

  • Night and weekend availability as needed

  • This position will require travel

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