► Labor & Employment


Axis represents businesses in nearly every industry and provides full-service advice and counsel on California labor and employment laws.

Ranging from wage/hour compliance to the preparation of employee handbooks, use policies, executive compensation, incentive plans, stock option agreements, and countless other related legal matters, we help businesses and corporations navigate handling employees and labor matters in accordance with California state and federal law.

►  Labor & Employment Practice Areas

Our Labor & Employment  practice spans multiple practice areas, including but not limited to the following:

Employment Agreements

Axis has represented numerous startups and business clients with a wide variety of employer agreements, for founders, employees, management, executives, and others.

  • Founders’ employment agreements
  • Incentive stock agreements
  • Stock options
  • Deferred-compensation agreements
  • Employee agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Executive compensation agreements
  • Bonus agreements
  • Severance packages
  • Employee handbooks
  • Employee manuals
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements


HR Documents, Policies, and Procedures

Axis assists companies with all types of Human Resources documents, policies, and procedures, ranging from compliance with state and federal laws, and addressing employee relations matters that can become the subject of dispute if not handled properly.

  • Employee handbooks
  • Harassment policies
  • Disability claim handling
  • Hostile worke environment
  • Sex harassment
  • Religious discrimination
  • Paid sick leave policies
  • FMLA / CFRA Policies
  • DFEH/EEOC Compliance
  • Maternity policies
  • Marijuana policies
  • Substance abuse / workplace drug testing
  • Unemployment (UDD) claim handling
  • Hirings and firings
  • New employee forms
  • Promotions
  • Severance agreements
  • Supervisor training
  • Privacy training
  • Internal investigations


Wage/Hour and Labor Laws and Litigation

Axis assists businesses become and maintain compliant with California’s myriad of wage/hour and labor laws, ranging from minimum wage, overtime, and other common labor laws to addressing litigation and claims raised by employees in individual and class actions.

  • Minimum wage regulations
  • Overtime regulations
  • Paid sick leave
  • On-call / reporting time pay laws
  • Industrial wage orders
  • Child/minor labor laws
  • Entertainment labor laws
  • PAGA (Private Attorney General Act) Claims
  • Labor law litigation
  • Employment litigation
  • Class actions

► Top Labor & Employment FAQs

Read our Business FAQs


Our FAQs answer the most common issues
faced by California businesses.

We have an extensive FAQ Library that covers the most common questions we get from businesses, as well as FAQs on recent changes in California law affecting businesses throughout California.

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Did you know that our clients’ legal dollars are hard at work giving back to the community? Axis is a significant donor and supporter of a multitude of charitable giving projects in the Los Angeles, California community as well as nationwide, donating a portion of legal fees to a variety of underserved needs and causes. Check out at our latest charitable giving projects below, and know that in supporting Axis, you are helping us improve hundreds of lives.