Overwhelmed by Labor Law Issues?
These issues are particularly problematic for small and middle market businesses who may not have the resources of large businesses with well-staffed human resources and compliance departments or the deep pockets necessary to defend such claims. Middle market business owners are faced with massive defense costs including the review and analysis of years of employment records and of course paying defense counsel. These costs are typically many thousands of dollars.
And that’s not even the bad news. The sad truth is that if an employer defends the lawsuit and the employee wins on even one of their many claims, the employer will likely be liable for all or substantially all of the other sides attorney’s fees, which alone can be as much as several hundred thousand dollars. Unfortunately, the likelihood of achieving a clean sweep win in such cases is extremely low. If your business is being sued on an employment claim and have not discussed the award of the employee’s attorney’s fees with your defense counsel, you must. Often this is not disclosed to clients defending such cases until it is far too late.
We Can Help Resolve Your Issues
In the last several years, Daniel Weintraub of Weintraub & Selth, APC, has developed powerful strategies to bring about prompt and reasonable settlements of these labor and employment claims against California employers. He often works side by side with the company’s defense counsel, but is able to use the cudgel of bankruptcy relief to get opposing lawyers to understand that their absurd, multi-million dollar claims will never be realized.
The Weintraub & Selth, APC team has successfully settled many of these claims for reasonable sums the employers can afford, and in the unusual case where settlements have not been reached, successfully taken the clients through Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases resulting in plans that pay the employee claims pennies on the dollar over several years. These strategies have been used to bring sanity to the unmanageable situation faced by many middle market business owners and successfully end the litigation.