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
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
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.
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