May 21, 2018

Carmen J. Cole

Carmen Cole’s creativity, enthusiasm, and prior experience as a Human Resources professional make her a valued resource in resolving clients' industry-specific, one-of-a-kind employment law disputes. Carmen not only understands clients' legal issues, but she also understands clients' businesses. Her knowledge of the ins and outs of a client's business is the foundation for the sound advice and legal strategies she provides to clients. Carmen works with employers to navigate complex employment law issues – advising clients on what they can do versus what they shoulddo. Her practice is a combination of litigation defense and counseling with the goal of reaching the most strategic and cost-effective result possible for the client.

On the litigation side, she defends employers in cases involving individual violations of state and federal law, as well as defending class actions in areas such as:

  • Wage and hour violations
  • California Labor Code violations
  • Worker misclassification
  • Wrongful termination
  • Breach of contract
  • Other employment related torts

Carmen also provides advice and counseling to employers on daily work place issues, including: 

  • Compliance with wage and hour laws 
  • Reductions in force 
  • Recruitment and hiring 
  • Employee classification 
  • Leave laws 
  • Terminations
  • Other human resources practices

Carmen has successfully partnered with employers and management in the manufacturing, retail, construction, banking, aerospace, entertainment, and real estate industries, among others.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Carmen J. Cole

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