About Us

Companies headquartered or doing business in California face unique labor and employment issues.  At the same time, their in-house counsel and HR professionals must deal with a host of federal and state employment laws as well as laws impacting the provision of employee benefits.  To address these issues, Drinker Biddle has created the California HR Team, an interdisciplinary group of lawyers from our labor and employment and employee benefits practice groups who are based in our San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.  Their role will be to assist California firms in meeting the challenges of intersecting, sometimes confusing and often complex laws, with a special emphasis on avoiding problems before they happen.

Examples of current issues:  same sex marriages, contingent workforce issues and protection of confidential data.

The Team will be sending out periodic emails of interest that impact both of these legal areas and hosting conference calls to inform you of problems in the making and how to avoid them.  (To sign up for the emails and conference calls invitations, click here.)

If you are a California business and have HR issues, please contact any of member of the Team.



Recent Posts

The Current Status of the Non-Employee Workforce

On August 10, 2016, three of our California HR team lawyers provided a complimentary one-hour webinar that explored important recent developments in California and...

Fees, Fees and More Fees

On May 11, 2016, three of our California HR lawyers provided a complimentary one-hour webinar about focused on what plan sponsors need to know...

How to Get the Most Out of Your Employee Payroll Audit: Avoiding Discrimination Under the California Fair Pay Act and in Employee Benefit Plans

On March 2, 2016, three of our California HR lawyers provided a complimentary one-hour webinar about employee discrimination issues from both the labor &...

When Employees Go Bad

On August 26, 2015, three of our California-based lawyers presented a complimentary one-hour webinar on the legal issues in handling a range of employee...

Dangers of Employee Misclassification

Three of our California-based Drinker Biddle lawyers from our California HR team provided a complimentary one-hour webinar on issues that may impact California employers if...

Hot Topics in Federal Agency Enforcement

Four of our California-based Drinker Biddle lawyers from our California HR team provided a complimentary one-hour webinar on current hot topics that may impact California...

Impact of Mergers & Acquisitions on California Employers

On April 29, 2014, four of our California-based Drinker Biddle lawyers from our California HR team provided a complimentary one-hour audiocast on the impact of...