top of page


Labor & Employment

Orange County Labor and Employment Law

We provide thoughtful guidance and aggressive advocacy to California businesses.

Cooney Law, PC focuses on representing employers.  We handle single and multi-plaintiff cases in state and federal court, as well as ADR forums such as JAMS or AAA. 


We are experienced in litigating a wide-range range of employment matters including:


Discrimination based on age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran's status and religion

Employment contract violation

Leave laws (family, medical, & sick)


Misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information


Occupational health and safety


Pay practices (breaks, OT, on-call, & payment of wages)

Recruiting and hiring




Unfair competition


Whistleblower disputes


Worker classification


Workplace harassment


Wrongful discharge

We have experience with both California and federal employment laws, including claims arising under:

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)

The California Family Rights Act (CFRA)

The Civil Rights Act of 1866 (Section 1981 / Race Discrimination)

The Equal Pay Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act (HWHFA)

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA & Cal/OSHA)

The Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act (WARN)

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

We understand that it is best to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to resolving employment issues.  We work with employers to develop best practices and employment policies designed to prevent employee claims and litigation.  This includes offering training seminars to employers and their workers designed to meet legal requirements and ensure compliance with workplace regulations.  Recent topics have included sexual harassment, discrimination, and bullying in the workplace.

bottom of page