In this webinar, Lewis Brisbios Bisgaard & Smith LLP labor and employment Partner, Joe Lordan, will discuss preventative measures operators can implement to stem the tide of employee lawsuits. Tips for hiring, documentation, training, discipline, and termination will be covered. In the current litigation-prone environment, an ounce of prevent is worth a pound of cure!
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About the Speaker:
Joseph R. Lordan is a Partner in the San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois and head of the Northern California Labor & Employment Practice. Mr. Lordan’s practice is dedicated to defending employers in employment and business litigation and providing preventative, individually-tailored advice and counseling.
Mr. Lordan’s practice includes defending employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, ADA access, and trade secret litigation. His practice also includes a robust defense repertoire of PAGA and wage and hour class action claims. Mr. Lordan and his team also provide preventative counseling to employers regarding all employment practices, including drafting and auditing employee handbooks, preparing employment and severance agreements, presenting sexual harassment prevention seminars, conducting workplace investigations, and evaluating termination decisions. He takes pride in offering clients practical advice and insights that allow them to make wise business decisions and avoid unnecessary expense and litigation.
Mr. Lordan also has experience assisting both start-up and established companies in protecting, developing, and implementing their business plans. Sitting in San Francisco, many of his clients are in the technology, viticulture, transportation, health care, construction, retail, food service, and education spaces, amongst many other industries. In the wake of the #metoo movement, he has taken on many sexual harassment cases under the FEHA, Title VII and IX, and works to resolve these with an eye towards confidentiality and a sensitivity to the business practicalities in this current environment.
Mr. Lordan frequently lectures to the defense industry, companies, and their management on employment trends and best practices. Mr. Lordan also litigates and advises on business and corporate matters, handling breach of contract, consumer class action, and trade secret misappropriation litigation. He has litigated Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) class actions.