Sample Assignments

Andrea Kelly Smethurst Law, P.C. works with employers to help them resolve personnel issues in a cost-effective manner. We encourage employers to implement sound employment practices and policies that will help them avoid costly employee lawsuits. Here are some of the assignments we have recently handled.

Decree Monitor, Salinas, California
Oversaw employer’s compliance with arbitration decree with respect to harassment and retaliation policies and procedures, training, and handling of complaints.

Fortune 500 Company, San Fransico, California
Conducted sexual harassment and bullying monitor.

Fortune 500 Company, Cupertino, California
Retained as expert witness regarding human resource investigation.

Environmental Engineering Firm, Pleasant Hill, California
Provided legal advice on personnel matters ranging from hiring to firing. Revised employee handbook, developed policies and human resource forms.

Nationally Known Non-Profit Organization, Oakland, California
Conducted sensitive invasion of privacy/defamation investigation involving top management.

Engineering Company, Oakland, California
Conducted investigation into allegations of assault.

Aerospace Engineering Company, Sunnyvale, California
Provided legal counsel on reduction-in-force, conducted sexual harassment investigation involving Spanish-speaking employees.

Real Estate Management Company, Walnut Creek, California
Conducted harassment prevention training in Spanish to Spanish-speaking employees.

Nonprofit Organization Providing Housing and Social Services, Alameda, California
Provided counsel on personnel matters ranging from hiring to firing issues. Conducted human resources audit, reviewed wage and hour classifications, job descriptions, revised employee handbook, reviewed human resource forms, and prepared severance agreements.

National Financial Institution, San Jose and Concord, California
Successfully defended company charged with discrimination before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and accused of failing to pay wages before the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement.

Health Care Management Organization, Berkeley, California
Investigated alleged management misconduct including failure to pay overtime, discrimination and retaliatory personnel actions.

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