Practice Areas

Litigation: Civil Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation, Administrative Hearings

Kani Law Group has represented clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as in mediation and arbitration tribunals throughout the state in a wide range of employment issues. We have served as counsel to businesses, employees and executives — across industries and sizes, ranging from start-ups to national corporations.

We also represent our clients in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), California Fair Employment and Housing (FEHA), California Department of Labor (DOL), and other state and local agencies. We conduct investigations, prepare formal position statements, and represent our clients during any mediation and/or conciliation processes.

We handle agency claims and litigation in the following areas:

  • Failure To Pay Wages, Bonuses and Commissions
  • Wage and Hour Cases, including overtime, meal and rest breaks
  • Harassment and Discrimination
  • Wrongful Termination and Whistle-Blower Retaliation Claims
  • Leaves of Absence and Accommodations
  • Breach of Employment Contract
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation and Covenants Not To Compete
Employment Practices Advice, Counseling, Auditing

For Employers — Kani Law Group provides targeted advice and counseling on a wide range of employment law issues. We also routinely provide day-to-day counseling on workplace matters. We also provide comprehensive employment practices audits that provide the most thorough analysis of our clients' risks and guide them in establishing policies and/or practices to minimize those risks. There are many benefits for companies establishing sound employment policies.

An overview of our areas of expertise include the following:

  • Employment Policies Compliance
  • Hiring and Termination
  • Privacy in the Workplace
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • Disability or Religious Accommodations
  • Unfair Competition, Trade Secrets and Confidential Information
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Downsizing

For Employees and Executives — Kani Law Group advises executives and employees during critical times of employment, including at hiring and termination. We have years of experience negotiating severance agreements and employment offers, as well as advising our clients to avoid legal pitfalls after separation from employment.

An overview of our areas of expertise include the following:

Workplace Investigations

Kani Law Group has extensive experience serving as neutral investigator, for both public and private entities, in connection with sexual harassment and/or EEO complaints, complaints related to misappropriation of company funds or trade secrets, and ethical violations by employees or officers. We investigate complaints brought against employees, supervisors, human resource personnel and executives. We do our very best to minimize disturbing regular business during our investigations. Our goal is to be timely, fair, neutral, complete and as confidential as possible. Our investigations encompass review of all files and documents, interview of key witnesses, and preparation of our reports.

Management Training

Trained and educated managers are a company’s best asset in addressing personnel matters promptly and avoiding litigation. Our New Manager training empowers these managers with basic employment law training, such as handling of overtime, meal and rest breaks, employee privacy, and disability accommodations — as well as legally mandated harassment training.

Flat Fee Legal Services

Many of our smaller or “start up” businesses (companies with under 50 employees) benefit from our small business package, which delivers a comprehensive approach to employment and corporate practices, templates, forms, and personalized advice. We have partnered with leading corporate law firms to deliver a complete guide to your operational needs along with ongoing advice and counseling with the benefit of a fixed rate.