Richard Gillespie represents and advises employers of all sizes and industries in all aspects of labor and employment law. This includes individual, class and collective actions that involve alleged wage and hour violations, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and employment-related torts. He regularly appears before state and federal courts throughout the state, and before various governmental agencies. He represents clients in the construction, hospitality, e-commerce, interior design, mortgage, insurance, and retail industries, and continually provides advice and counsel to companies to help them stay abreast of California’s nuanced and ever-changing laws. Richard has substantial experience advising clients on matters involving:
- The California Fair Employment and Housing Act
- The California Family Rights Act
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- The Family and Medical Leave Act
- The wage payment provisions of the California Labor Code
- Business and Professions Code section 17200
Richard also regularly works with the Littler Learning Group to provide clients and their employees with trainings on antidiscrimination and harassment, how to provide and maintain a respectful workplace, as well as training sessions on wage and hour compliance and best practices. He additionally routinely presents on issues from legal updates and new laws to the numerous effects and changes COVID-19 has had on the workplace.