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  Robert S. Cooper
 
 


Practice Areas

 

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION DEFENSE (State or Federal Court Lawsuits)

  • Race, Gender and Age Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Hostile work environment
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful Termination in violation of public policy
  • FMLA/CFRA violation and retaliation claims
  • Civil rights claims
  • ADA/Handicap discrimination
  • Whistle-blower lawsuits
  • Trade Secret misappropriation by former employees

 

LABOR LAW

  • Wage and Hour claims before Labor Commissioner
  • Dual Employer Issues/Employee Staffing Companies
  • OSHA Citation Defense
  • Serious and willful workplace injury claims
  • Labor Code sect. 132a (retaliation) claims
  • Independent contractors and contingent workers
  • Exempt employee issues
  • FMLA/CFRA/PDL leave law administration
  • Potential disability/ADA claim management

 

PREVENTATIVE LABOR RELATIONS

  • Employee Handbooks
  • Employment Contracts
  • Severance Agreements
  • Substance Abuse and drug testing policies
  • Mandatory Arbitration provisions
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Trade secret protection

 

PREMISES LIABILTY-- DEFENSE OF COMMERCIAL LANDOWNERS AND OCCUPIERS

  • Failure to maintain property, inadequate lighting, inadequate security
  • Personal Injury, Property Damage Lawsuits vs. Employers, Landowners, Property Managers
  • Toxic tort exposure cases (asbestos, beryllium and other agents)
  • Fraudulent concealment of injury claims (Labor Code sect. 3602(b)

 

SHIPPING AND TRANSPORTATION LAW/LITIGATION

  • Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA)
  • Carmack Amendment
  • NVOCC law
  • Common Carrier Law
  • Bailment
  • Broker issues

 

COMMERCIAL LEASE

  • Commercial Lease drafting, negotiation, lease disputes
  • Lease term (covenant) compliance/enforcement
  • Unlawful Detainer
  • Forcible Detainer

 

BUSINESS LITIGATION

CONTRACT DISPUTES

PRODUCT LIABILITY/CATOSTROPHIC INJURY