Employment & Labor Law

Wells Small Fleharty & Weil is an employment law firm for employers. . . .

WELLS SMALL FLEHARTY & WEIL serves employers who are individuals, small to mid-size businesses or Fortune 500 companies. Our primary employment law attorney brings 30 years of depth and a proven track record for navigating the most complex employment and labor law issues. We provide strategies, solutions and results.


Successful employers invest in PREVENTING legal problems. We advise and counsel employers on their rights, obligations and options. We identify, interpret and explain complex employment and labor laws. Then we provide practical advice and counsel on your solutions.


We represent and defend employers in courts, before government agencies, and in arbitrations. These forums include all California state and federal courts, the Labor Commissioner’s Office (DLSE), federal Department of Labor, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Employment Development Department (EDD), Cal-OSHA, and others.

Our employment attorney has successfully litigated and tried HUNDREDS of disputes before juries, judges and arbitrators, and before government agencies.


We review, draft and explain employee handbooks, employment agreements, forms and other employment documents. We have prepared and reviewed HUNDREDS of employment documents for our clients, including handbooks, policies, employment agreements, independent contractor and consulting agreements, arbitration agreements, confidentiality, non-disclosure and trade secrets agreements, severance and release agreements, and many others. Our firm can also provide all human resource forms and documents that employers need.


The National Labor Relations Act, Agricultural Labor Relations Act, Meyers-Milias-Brown Act, and other federal and state statutes affect how employers interact with organized labor. We are very experienced in dealing with traditional labor relations issues and provide proative employee relations advice to prevent workplace unionization.

For unionized employers, or those who face union representation campaigns, we provide legal advice, collective bargaining services, and representation before all courts and federal and state agencies.


Your employees — from the executive team to the floor — are your most important asset. Our employment law attorney has presented over ONE THOUSAND seminars and training sessions to business owners, executives, front-line supervisors and attorneys in several states.

All employment and human resources topics can be tailored and presented to your workplace. We provide education and training on topics including:

  • Preventing workplace harassment

  • Wage and hour compliance

  • Discrimination and wrongful termination

  • ADA reasonable accommodation

  • Overlapping leaves of absence, including the FMLA

  • Avoidance of employment litigation

  • Drug and alcohol testing

  • Workplace privacy

  • Business leadership