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Fairgrieve Law offers clients a full range of legal services focused on employment and labor law. While the firm’s services are broad, the attention it provides is personalized. Rose-Ellen establishes close working relationships with her clients to best understand their challenges as employers.

The firm provides advice on human resources policies and training, counsel on specific employment issues, and full litigation, administrative hearing and appellate services.


HUMAN RESOURCES POLICY AND TRAINING

The firm is well-versed in establishing employer policies and accountability processes that are legally compliant, particularly around leave management, disability claims and employee sick and maternity leave.  The firm reviews and audits existing HR policies to ensure compliance, creates company policy handbooks, and oversees specialized training programs for managers and employees.

LITIGATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINTS

While the firm advocates preventative advice and counseling,  litigation is often inevitable and even necessary in some matters to gain resolution.  If a lawsuit is filed, the firm is ready to mount an effective defense on the client’s behalf. Rose-Ellen has litigated more than 15 trials and hearings and filed a brief before the U.S. Supreme Court. She has extensive experience representing public and private employers in employment litigation and administrative matters before state and federal bodies, including:

  • Pre-litigation counseling
  • Responding to administrative charges
  • Initial and responsive pleadings
  • Motion practice
  • Drafting and responding to discovery
  • Taking and defending depositions
  • Working with experts
  • Negotiating settlements
  • Hearings, trials and appeals 

EMPLOYMENT ADVICE AND COUNSEL

When clients face pressing employee issues, the firm provides prompt, sound advice to help navigate the particulars of the situation, beginning with investigation and leading to strategies that lead to resolution or defensive response or litigation. 

 

APPEALS


The firm often represents clients in cases that require appeal. Rose-Ellen has handled ten appeals before California state and federal courts, including filing a brief in appeal to the U.S Supreme Court.