Representing employers and management in labor and employment matters in California state and federal courts, Nicole A. Legrottaglie aggressively defends her clients in a broad range of employment claims, including class actions and single plaintiff claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour litigation.
Additionally, Legrottaglie has significant experience in traditional labor law. She has effectively represented management in union disputes and has successfully handled unfair labor practice charges and other administrative matters/hearings before the National Labor Relations Board, union grievances, and labor arbitrations. Legrottaglie counsels unionized employers regarding various aspects of union-management relations and assists non-unionized employers with union campaigns and union avoidance efforts. Legrottaglie also assists with various stages of the collective bargaining process including assisting with contract negotiations.
Legrottaglie has resolved a wide range of charges filed against employers in administrative actions before a number of state and federal agencies. She has represented employers before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Industrial Relations- Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the National Labor Relations Board.
In addition to her litigation and traditional labor law practice, Legrottaglie provides advice and counsel to employers of all sizes to avoid litigation and/or minimize the risks associated with litigation that is unavoidable. She regularly counsels employers and provides guidance on compliance with state and federal employment laws on matters such as wage and hour issues, workplace policies, practices, and personnel decisions, terminations, and prevention of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
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