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Areas of Practice

Counselors to Management.

What sets the Saqui Law Group apart from other firms is our dedication to our clients - we learn their business in all facets in order to successfully counsel them. "Counselors to Management" was chosen to reflect the ever changing role of labor counsel.... we are not only labor and employment attorneys but are often called upon to counsel clients on the short and long term effects of demographic shifts, enforcement and regulatory trends and how they affect each client's business. We also explore non-traditional solutions with technology whether it is a greener wage payment system, an immigration solution, how to capitalize on government grants and to discover more collaborative approaches with strategic partnerships throughout the public and private sectors.

Labor Relations

Resources

  • Strategies for handling organizational campaigns;
  • Effective strategies for handling corporate campaigns, brand protection and boycotts;
  • Collective bargaining
  • Strike preparedness and logistics 
  • Employee polling and attitude surveys; and
  • Strategic planning on mergers and acquisitions

Advocacy and Defense

  • Representation petitions and hearings;
  • Unfair labor practice charges;
  • Jurisdictional dispute hearings;
  • Back pay and enforcement hearings
  • Representation at the  state and federal labor boards; and 
  • Grievance Arbitrations

Training and Development

  • Winning union organizing campaigns;
  • Supervisors guide to employee communication;
  • Maintaining a union free company;
  • Art and science of employee polling and attitude surveys;
  • What happens when you hire entire villages;

Coordinated Opposition

  • Security and executive protection services;
  • Public relations/ media relations;
  • Labor consulting
  • Logistics and distribution strategies
  • Strike coordination services

Employment Practices

Resources

  • Day to Day Counseling: Discipline, Wage and Hour Compliance, Leaves etc;
  • Employee Handbooks;
  • Comprehensive Internal Compliance Audits
  • Employment Law For Management
  • Trade Secrets/ Intellectual Property Protection
  • Employment Contracts/ Severance Packages
  • Wage/Benefit Surveys
  • Managing Government Intervention
  • Dealing With An Aging Workforce
  • Strategic Planning on Mergers and Acquisitions

Advocacy and Defense

  • Harassment and Discrimination
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Wage and Hour Class Action Litigation
  • Workers Comp-Discrimination 132a
  • Workers Comp- Serious and Willful Cases
  • Civil Rights
  • Wage Claims: Labor Commissioner

Training and Development

  • Employers Guide to Employees Handbooks
  • Conducting Workplace Investigations
  • Dealing With Technology From E-Mail to Texting
  • Negotiating The Bermuda Triangle (ADA, FMLA, CFRA, Worker's Compensation)
  • Employment Law 101- Managers
  • Separation Procedures
  • Effective Discipline and Documentation
  • Preventing and Investigating Harassment In The Workplace
  • Drugs, Sex, and Violence In The Workplace
  • Hot Topics- Case Law and Legislative Updates

United States Department of Labor (USDOL)

U.S. DOL New Approaches

  • Misclassification of Employees
  • Internships
  • Independent Contractors
  • Dealing With Inspections
  • Responding To DOL Determinations
  • Advocacy and Defense Game Plans

Dealing With Onsite Investigations

  • Checklist/Compliance Protocols
  • Record Retention Matrices
  • Rights and Obligations of Employers During Inspections

Immigration

I-9 Compliance

  • Verification Requirements
  • Conducting Audits-How To Correct
  • Dealing With Surprise ICE
  • "Audits" vs. "Raids"
  • I-9's In a Nutshell

Notices of Inspections

  • What are NOI's?
  • What is an IRS Desktop Audit Raid?
  • How to prepare for an NOI Process
  • Responding to NOI's

Border Management Strategies

  • Daily payment options and compliance
  • Immigration compliance with daily workforce
  • Guest-worker Programs
  • Law Enforcement Readiness Programs
  • Liaison Programs with ICE

Safety and Compliance

Program Compliance

  • Injury and Illness Prevention Programs
  • Hazard Communication
  • Respiratory Programs
  • Heat Illness Programs
  • Industry Based Compliance

Advocacy and Defense

  • OSHA Citation Defense
  • Serious and Willful Defense
  • Accident Re-creation
  • Product Liability and Defense

Regulatory Practice

  • Standards and Research Board
  • Variance Petitions
  • Standard Amendments
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer Liaison on Research and Development

Training and Development

  • Raising The Bar In Safety Management
  • OSHA Citations and Appeals
  • Conducting Effective Accident Investigations
  • Dealing With Surprise Visits From Government Inspectors

Small Business Toolbox

The Small Business Essentials

  • Hiring Packets
  • Payroll Compliance
  • Handbooks / Policy Manuals
  • Orientation Outlines
  • Time Keeping / Wage and Hour
  • Essential Practices of First Time Managers
  • Termination Packets

Advocacy and Defense

  • Unemployment Hearings
  • Labor Commissioner Hearings
  • Fair Employment and Housing Hearings
  • Workers Compensation Claims

Training and Development

  • What It Means In California To Be An Employer
  • Employment Law For Managers
  • A Primer In Sexual Harassment
  • Keys To Effective Wage and Hour Compliance

Business Planning - Strategic Planning

Trend Reports

  • Immigration: Availability and Enforcement Trends
  • Social Security Mismatch Dilemma: Where do we go from here?
  • Employee Classifications: New US DOL Perspective
  • Card-Check Legislation and Readiness Programs
  • Independent Contractors; Personnel Solution or Employer Nightmare?
  • Pay Cards- Development of Greener Wage Solutions and Impact on Wage + Hour Law Compliance

Due Diligence

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Employment Practices
  • Labor
  • Wage and Hour
  • Pension and Benefits Liabilities

Solutions

  • Staffing Solutions
  • Greener Wage Solutions
  • Immigration Solutions
  • Contingent Workforce Solutions

Management Development Series

Raising The Bar In Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management

  • An Employers Guide To Employer Manuals and Handbooks
  • Getting Your Handbook Right…The In's and Out's of Well Drafted Policies
  • Employment Law Basics For Managers
  • Cyberspace Policies and Privacy
  • Drugs, Sex and Violence In The Workplace
  • Recognizing, Preventing and Investigating Harassment In The Workplace
  • Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations
  • All In The Family: What Happens When You Hire An Entire Village?
  • More Details...

Wage and Hour  

  • Meals, Breaks, and Overtime
  • The Anatomy of A Class Action
  • Labor Commissioner Inspection Protocols
  • U.S. DOL Inspection
  • Handling Surprise Visits From Government Inspectors
  • Dealing With Social Security Mismatches
  • Employee Classifications (Independent Contractors, Internships ECT.)
  • The Ever Expanding Theory of Joint Employer Liability
  • More Details...

 

Advanced Labor Studies

  • Maintaining a Union Free Environment
  • Winning a Union Organizing Campaign… A Management Guide
  • Dealing With Access Under The ALRB (California AG)
  • Card Check Legislation  and Beyond
  • Supervisor Communication During Union Organizing Campaigns
  • Game Plans For Surprise Government Inspections
  • The Art and Science of Employee Polling and Attitude Surveys
  • All In The Family… What Happens When You Hire An Entire Village
  • More Details...

 

Safety and Compliance

  • CAL: Heat Stress Compliance
  • OSHA Appeal Prep Course
  • Multi-Employer Liability
  • Transportation of Workers
  • More Details...

 

Immigration Trends and Development 

  • I-9's In a Nutshell
  • Dealing with surprise visits from ICE
  • Everything Social Security… Where do we go from here?
  • E-Verify Strategies and Operational Game Plan
  • Border Management Strategies
  • RICO … What's on the horizon for employers?
  • Immigration Solutions Briefing
  • More Details...

 

Annual Briefing / Trend Reports 

  • Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law
  • Hot Goods
  • CARD-CHECK and Beyond
  • Social Security Mismatches…The Ever Expanding Standard of Constructive Knowledge
  • Silent Raids – An Alarming Immigration Trend
  • Border Management
  • What Your Supervisors Don't Know Can Hurt You
  • More Details...

Card-Check Legislation-Readiness

  • Basics
  • Spotting and squashing a card signing campaign
  • Human Resources Solutions
  • Preparedness Packages
  • Public Relations

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