Employment Law
Mar 31, 2020 7:00 AM
ZOOM Virtual Meeting - Jay Putnam, Attorney at Law
Employment Law

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Preventing Employment-Related Lawsuits and Related Claims is My Business!

With over 37 years of deeply-textured experience to draw on, my office is uniquely-qualified to advise employers about the measures they can take to prevent employment-related lawsuits and other workplace claims.

We can offer high-impact guidance on how a few simple measures can entirely prevent workplace labour law disputes from progressing to lawsuits. These include expertly-drafted employee handbooks, arbitration policies and related documents that are combined with immediate access to complimentary, expert legal advice when problems, questions or concerns arise.

Such “preventative medicine”, as opposed to after-the-fact defense of lawsuits, is where employers can expect the greatest return on their investment.

Work highlights

1987-present: Commenced private practice, presently located in Petaluma, California, representing employers in all areas of labor and employment law and litigation of employment disputes before California trial and appellate courts, arbitrators and administrative agencies, in the following areas of specialty; among others:

  • California overtime law and compensation;
  • wrongful termination;
  • workplace harassment, including sexual harassment and workplace intimidation/violence;
  • employment discrimination (eeo and eeoc);
  • disability discrimination;
  • age discrimination;
  • religious discrimination;
  • sex discrimination;
  • leave of absence rights;
  • employee privacy rights (including social media);

1982-1987: General Counsel to Redwood Employers Association, representing hundreds of employers throughout northern California in a broad range of industries in collective bargaining, grievance-arbitration and unfair labor practice-related litigation, as well as before the NLRB, arbitrators, federal and state courts, the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Cal/OSHA, the U.S. Department of Labor, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (Labor Commissioner) and other administrative agencies with workplace regulatory authority.

1980: University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Moot Court Award, David
E. Snodgrass Moot Court Competition, Outstanding Appellate Advocacy.

1976: University of Colorado at Boulder, Bachelor of Science, Journalism;

1972: Canada Junior College, center field, defending California State champion baseball team.

Here is the link to his website which has a wealth of information in his monthly newsletters.