A quality boutique employment law firm - serving hundreds of employees since 1990 with over one hundred state and federal court cases, including high-profile; hundreds of negotiated agreements; millions of dollars paid to our clients; and outstanding client ratings and reviews: Martindale-Hubbell, Lawyers.com, Google+, Yelp. Our damages recovery and dispute resolution services include informal negotiation, mediation, administrative actions, arbitrations, court cases, and appeals related to employment discrimination and harassment (gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, national origin, color, and ethnicity); labor law violations (e.g. unpaid wages, overtime violations, Fair Labor Standards Act); the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA); unlawful employment retaliation (e.g. complaining about discrimination or labor law violations, taking FMLA [Family and Medical Leave Act] or state medical/family leave, engaging in a whistle-blowing activity); privacy invasions; defamation (libel and slander); breach of employment and separation contracts; contravention of public policies against workplace retaliation (e.g. exercising a constitutional right such as free speech, filing a worker's compensation claim, making a wage claim, refusing to perform an illegal act); copyright infringement and interference with other intellectual property rights; fraud (misrepresentation and concealment); negligence; assault and battery; equitable remedies; and other claims. Our contract services include negotiation of terms, such as title, duties, tenure, duration, reinstatement, compensation, severance pay and stock, benefits, royalties, fees, rights, assignment, confidentiality/nondisclosure, and non-disparagement; and counsel regarding professional services and practices, employment, performance, talent, independent contractor, severance/separation, stock option and grant, non-compete, non-disclosure, trade secret, licensing, production, recording, publishing, and other agreements. Our intellectual property services include counsel, registration, and agreements related to copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. We provide personalized services and offer free telephone consultations and flexible hourly, fixed, and contingent fee alternatives.