We represent employers in single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff and class action lawsuits, in both state and federal court, including employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to accommodate, leave of absence, wage and hour (including misclassification, meal and rest period, record-keeping and related claims), wrongful termination, breach of contract, trade secret, unfair competition, tort and other employment claims.
Advice and Counsel
Our experienced attorneys work with employers to develop policies and procedures tailored to their industry and company culture, and incorporating those policies and procedures into the employers’ written materials, including Employee Handbooks, Employment Contracts, Severance Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, etc.
We provide employers with everyday guidance to ensure compliance with all Federal and California employment laws, including with regards to lay-offs, reductions in force, disability and family leaves of absence, wage and hour issues, and all written agreements between employers and employees. Our attorneys also draft executive employment agreements, personnel policies and procedures, arbitration, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements and other employment documents.
We conduct both internal investigations as well as investigations prompted by a government agency regarding allegations of discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation based on protected characteristics, as well as wage and hour allegations.
Human Resources Workplace Trainings
We help employers comply with California law by providing on-site training in various employment law areas, including wage and hour practices as well as the required 2 hours of interactive sexual harassment training to supervisors of employers with 5 or more employees. In addition, our attorneys provide specialized training on how to conduct effective investigations when an employee brings a complaint of harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation.
Our training sessions are aimed at providing comprehensive training to prevent claims against our clients. We specifically tailor our training materials to the industry and culture of each employer, including preparing all materials and delivering the trainings in Spanish when our client’s industry require it.
Employment & HR Law Firm
Advice and Representation for California Employers.
Claudia J. Castillo
Claudia J. Castillo is the founder of ResolvEmployment Law. Claudia is a seasoned attorney who represents corporations with respect to their employment-law related matters. Claudia founded ResolvEmployment Law in order to provides cost-effective, pragmatic and high quality legal services to California employers.
Claudia’s practice includes counseling and defending employers facing claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, disability and wage and hour. She provides services to employers of all sizes and across numerous industries including restaurant, technology, health and medical services, green energy, financial services, logistics and manufacturing with regard to all aspects of workplace/human resources needs. She handles employment litigation matters in both State and Federal Court and before the American Arbitration Association. She also represents clients in mediations and before government agencies.
In her advice and counsel practice, Claudia conducts workplace investigations and provides management and employee trainings in both English and Spanish. She also prepares responses on behalf of employers with regards to charges/complaints filed by employees with government agencies, including the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement.Claudia was born in El Salvador and has full command of the Spanish language. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Literature from UC Berkeley, a skill she has put to good use as an Employment Law attorney, often relying on her Spanish skills to help employers effectuate a resolution.
UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California
Awards: Graduate Opportunity Fellowship; Irell & Manella Pro Bono Scholarship
Activities: Public Interest Law Foundation, Auction Committee Chair; El Centro Legal Clinic Volunteer
University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in English and Spanish Literature: December 1996
Designations & Memberships
California State Bar
American Bar Association
San Francisco Bar Association
Cornejo v. Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto (N.D. Cal. May 17, 2010) 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48354
Pierce v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (N.D. Cal. November 4, 2010) 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117396
Gutierrez v. Kaiser Found. Hosps., Inc. (N.D. Cal. Oct. 30, 2012) 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 155462