Employment Advice and Counsel

Employment Advice & Counsel in Oakland

Your Trusted Guide through Employment Matters

As a business owner, facing claims and lawsuits due to violations of employment law can be costly, time-consuming, and stressful. Rather than trying to fix the problem after it arises, why not take a look at your current state of affairs to see what can be improved now?

At Benton Employment Law, our firm understands that businesses want to be set up for success when it comes to compliance with employment law. We’re here to make that happen for you. Attorney Benton-Hayes has years of experience counseling businesses big and small—including Tesla, Apple, and Google—in various matters relating to labor and employment law compliance.

Our Oakland employment advice and counsel handle executive consultations such as employment agreements, separation packages, salary negotiations, and more. We are also available to provide counsel in the event your business is facing an internal dispute or litigation. Ultimately, we strive to help our clients think through the legal options before them and help them make informed decisions that will set them on the path toward success.

To get started on your case, call (510) 650-0250 or contact us online today. We offer free consultations to all potential clients.

Executive Consultations We Offer

Whether you are beginning a new business or have been in operation for many years, our firm can help you draft, modify, or improve your employment practices in order to make sure that you are in compliance with state and federal employment law.

Our executive consultations include, but are not limited to:

  • Employment Agreements: These are vital employment documents, so the creation of a fair and effective employee agreement is crucial not just for your potential employees, but for the success of your business as well.
  • Separation Packages: If you offer your employees severance pay, we can help to ensure your separation packages are fair and within your budget.
  • Salary Negotiations: We can help you determine how to set employee salaries while keeping you from overspending.

This proactive approach to employment policies and management is a crucial component of your business’s growth and success. Feel free to contact us to learn more during a complimentary, confidential, and no-obligation case evaluation. We will discuss the specifics of your business to provide the advice and counsel that works best for you!

Call Today for Experienced Legal Guidance from Benton Employment Law

Our Oakland business counsel attorney provides legal advice and guidance based on the most recent employment laws and regulations in California. With Benton Employment Law on your side, you can be sure that your business operations are in compliance with employment laws and that your policies and regulations are drafted with the unique needs of your business and your employees in mind.

Learn more about the services we offer by contacting us today. Reach out to us online or call (510) 650-0250 for your free consultation.

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Our Proven Success

  • Discrimination settlement.

    Achieved settlement on contentious matter on behalf of vehicle company and employee alleging racial and disability discrimination related to medical marijuana.

  • Employment Law Training

    Trained thousands of executives, managers, doctors, attorneys, and employees on ADA compliance, anti-harassment and discrimination, and other labor and employment law issues.

  • Settlement for Multi-national Coffeehouse Chain.

    Achieved settlement on contentious matter on behalf of multinational chain of coffeehouses and an employee alleging disability discrimination.

  • Settlement with EEOC.

    Achieved settlement on a contentious matter with the EEOC and Plaintiff-intervenor alleging disability discrimination on behalf of a healthcare organization.

  • Technology company settlement.

    Achieved settlement on a contentious matter on behalf of a technology company and a former executive.

  • United States District Court, N.D. Cal

    Successfully compelled enforcement of arbitration agreement on behalf of multinational chain of coffeehouses and an employee alleging disability discrimination.

  • Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento

    Obtained summary adjudication on behalf of insurance company on action alleging disability discrimination, racial discrimination, harassment, failure to prevent discrimination, failure to engage in the interactive process and punitive damages.

  • United States District Court, E.D. Cal.

    Obtained partial summary judgment on action alleging failure to provide reasonable accommodation, failure to engage in the interactive process, disability discrimination, age discrimination, wrongful termination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and punitive damages for a technology company. Likewise, opposed Plaintiff’s cross-motion for summary judgment that was denied.

  • Exempt status from overtime wages for national retailer

    Defended manager exempt status from overtime wages for national retailer obtaining a “take nothing” Order, Decision, and Award from the DLSE.

  • Achieved settlement disability discrimination case.