San Diego Employers Before California Labor Commission Hearings

Representing San Diego Employers Before California Labor Commission Hearings

On behalf of Daniel Watkins of Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Posted On February 23, 2018

Representing San Diego Employers Before California Labor Commission Hearings

Are you looking for a law firm with experience representing San Diego employers before California Labor Commission hearings and conferences?  Are you a San Diego employer who has been contacted by the California Labor Commission regarding an “informal” hearing or conference?  There are no “informal” hearings, and the purpose of the conference is for you to write a check to a former employee and the State of California.  The Watkins Firm attorneys aggressively defend San Diego employers in hearings and conferences.  We help to refute the allegations of the employee or agency in question to ensure the best possible outcome in your case.

California coined the term “wage theft” as a way to insinuate that employers were stealing wages from their employees.  If you are currently under investigation by the Labor Board you need aggressive attorneys with experience representing San Diego employers before California Labor Commission hearings and conferences.  The first thing the Deputy Labor Commissioner will attempt to do is grill you (the employer) on the technical aspects of California employment law.  Let’s face it, employers are not experts on the law – that is our job.  We help to prepare you for the hearing or conference and document specific evidence to refute the allegations of the agency or employee.  We are experts in the law, and we respond on your behalf while protecting your interests and communicating to the hearing officer we will not be bullied.

The Labor Commission assumes you will dismiss the informal process, but your failure to attend the informal hearing opens the door to an administrative hearing known as a “Berman Hearing.”  The Labor Commission will hear testimony and collect evidence and this is where your attorneys from the Watkins Firm really go to work.  We provide extensive evidence and testimony on your behalf and ultimately request the Commissioner to issue a $0 decision in your favor.

These hearings and conferences carry substantial risks for San Diego employers and you need skilled and experienced legal representation.  We invite you to contact us or call 866-631-3470 for a free consultation.

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