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Employment & Labor Law

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The Employment & Labor Law Section represents the City in all employment-related legal matters.  We perform many functions, including:

  • Advising City agencies and departments on numerous and diverse personnel issues
  • Representing City agencies and departments in all employment-related litigation filed against the City in state and federal courts
  • Representing the City in various administrative forums, including defense of disciplinary actions, and charges of discrimination
  • Assisting City agencies and departments in drafting and reviewing policies, rules, ordinances and executive orders involving personnel issues
  • Defending workers’ compensation claims filed against the City, ensuring the City pays only what is fairly owed in workers’ compensation benefits
  • Negotiating collective bargaining agreements with the City’s police officers, firefighters and deputy sheriffs
  • Providing training to City managers, supervisors, HR professionals, and employees