Since 1998, Miller Law Group has devoted its practice exclusively to representing business in all aspects of California employment law and related litigation. With offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Miller Law Group provides employment law services for clients with employees throughout California.
San Francisco Office 111 Sutter Street Suite 700 San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 464-4300
Los Angeles Office 11845 West Olympic Blvd. Suite 910W Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 943-8500
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LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:ADA (litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:ADA (compliance) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Advising on Employee Matters LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Agency Investigations LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Arbitration LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Class Actions LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Counseling LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:DOL Audits LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Drafting Employee Handbooks / Policies / Documents LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:ERISA (litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:FLSA (litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:FLSA (non-litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:FMLA (litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:FMLA (compliance) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Harassment / Discrimination / Retaliation LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:I-9 Compliance LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Internal Investigations LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Labor LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Multidistrict Litigation LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:NLRB LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:OFCCP LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:OWBPA LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Sarbanes-Oxley LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Title VII LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Trade Secret LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Training LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Union Campaigns LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Union Negotiations LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Wage & Hour (litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Wage & Hour (compliance) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Whistle Blowing
In November 2012, the Ninth Circuit affirmed summary judgment granted by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in a case alleging sexual harassment and retaliation. Miller Law Group handled the summary judgment and the appeal.
In October 2012, we obtained summary judgment in Alameda County Superior Court in a race, retaliation, and failure to accommodate case.
In February 2012, we obtained summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in a case wherein an employee sued a consultant engaged by the Company for defamation alleging the consultant untruthfully criticized the employee’s professionalism and work performance. The Court ruled that all of the allegedly defamatory statements were true, matters of opinion, and/or privileged.
In early 2012, we won a complete summary judgment in Sonoma County Superior Court on behalf of a large telecommunications company, and individual defendants, on claims of racial harassment and discrimination, disability harassment and discrimination, failure to accommodate and violation of the Ralph and Bane Civil Rights Acts.
In late 2011, we obtained summary judgment in Santa Clara Superior Court in a suit alleging, among other things, age and gender discrimination, retaliation, and assault.
In the spring of 2011, we obtained summary judgment in Napa County Superior Court on behalf of our client, a prestigious culinary school that operates an oncampus restaurant, in a lawsuit brought by a former employee. The plaintiff, whose restaurant manager position had been eliminated as a result of the economic downturn, alleged, among other things, wrongful termination, age discrimination, failure to engage in the interactive process and failure to accommodate. Miller Law Group handled the appeal. In April 2012, after full briefing and arguments of counsel, the appellate court affirmed summary judgment in favor of our client.
In early 2011, we obtained summary judgment in an ERISA case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in which the plaintiff sought disability benefits under the defendant’s welfare benefit plan. The Court concluded that the Plan properly denied plaintiff’s claim for continued short term disability benefits.
In late 2010, after eliminating multiple causes of action through summary adjudication and bringing a successful motion for separate trials, we obtained a complete defense victory after two trials for a Silicon Valley semiconductor equipment manufacturer in Santa Clara County Superior Court. The first trial, which involved a claim for sexual harassment, resulted in a complete defense jury verdict. The second trial involved claims for age, gender, and disability discrimination, retaliation and failure to accommodate disability. The jury returned a defense verdict on the discrimination and retaliation claims and a plaintiff’s verdict for failure to accommodate disability, awarding only nominal damages. The Court then granted our Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict on the only claim on which plaintiff prevailed at trial.
In mid 2010, Shareholder Janine Simerly was brought in on the eve of trial as lead trial counsel in a high-profile pregnancy discrimination case in Marin County Superior Court. Plaintiff’s settlement demand, before and during trial, was in the high seven figures. After a three-week jury trial, plaintiff prevailed on only one of several claims and the jury awarded $113,000. In December 2012, the California Court of Appeal reversed based on instructional error.
We represented a major restaurant chain in a wage and hour class action and reached settlement of less than $350,000 for 3,000 employees.
We provide ongoing wage and hour compliance advice to a large national retailer. Our services have included drafting wage and hour policies and forms, working with human resources to reclassify large numbers of employees in certain job positions to nonexempt status, training store managers on store level compliance issues, and advising human resources and management on day-to-day wage and hour issues.
We recently conducted an extensive audit for a client to determine whether employees were properly classified as exempt or nonexempt for overtime purposes. The audit involved approximately 60 job positions across multiple departments.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit U.S. District Court, Central District of California U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California U.S. District Court, Northern District of California U.S. District Court, Southern District of California U.S. Supreme Court