Preventing labor lawsuits and related claims is my business!
Jay G. Putnam
With over 30 years of deeply textured experience to draw on, Mr. Putnam is uniquely qualified to advise employers about measures they can take to prevent labor lawsuits and related claims.
Mr. Putnam can offer high-impact guidance on how a few simple measures can entirely prevent workplace disputes from progressing to lawsuits. These include expertly-drafted job applications, employment agreements, employee handbooks and arbitration policies, designed to compliment carefully-monitored background checks and strategically-focused supervisor training. This is where employers can expect the greatest return on their investment.
1987-present: Commenced private practice, presently located in Petaluma, California, representing employers in all areas of labor and employment law (with less emphasis on collective bargaining matters), and litigation of employment disputes before California trial and appellate courts, arbitrators and administrative agencies, in the following areas of specialty; among others:
- overtime compensation;
- wrongful termination;
- workplace harassment, including sexual harassment and workplace intimidation/violence and verbal harassment;
- employment discrimination;
- disabilities discrimination; and
- family and medical and/or military leave, leave of absence rights;
- employee privacy rights.
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;
1973: Canada Junior College, center field, defending California State champion baseball team;
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