Adam J. Fiss represents employers in a variety of labor and employment matters, including defending clients in lawsuits and administrative proceedings that involve wrongful termination, employment discrimination, trade secret and unfair competition, wage and hour, and harassment.
In addition, as co-chair of Littler’s Workplace Violence Prevention Practice Group, Adam has wide-ranging experience, litigating, advising and problem solving with clients on issues relating to concerns of potential workplace violence issues. This includes creating and implementing, policies, trainings, and plans to identify and be prepared for a potential workplace violence situation and counseling clients relating to actual threats of violence or violence impacting the workplace.
Adam also, as a core member of Littler’s Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation Practice Group, has extensive experience assisting clients with the design and administration of leave of absence, mandatory paid sick leave laws throughout the United States, and accommodation policies and procedures; counseling employers regarding day-to-day leave and accommodation issues; training management and HR staff in these areas; and defending claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and related state laws.
Adam also counsels employers on a variety of issues arising under state and federal labor and employment laws and assists employers in the implementation and review of personnel policies and procedures.
He appears in state and federal courts and before the California Labor Commissioner, the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Adam also handles labor relations and has represented both private and public employers in:
- Collective bargaining negotiations
- Labor arbitrations
- National Labor Relations Board proceedings
- Public Employment Relations Board proceedings
- Administrative mandamus hearings for public entities
Most frequently, Adam works with the following types of clients:
- Private entities, from small companies to Fortune 500 companies, including those in high tech, medical, retail, manufacturing, and financial industries
- Public entities including school districts, county offices of education, special districts, and cities
Adam frequently lectures and authors articles on employment and labor law topics. He is the Co-Chair of the Workplace Violence Prevention practice group and is a core member of the firm's practice groups: Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation and Workplace Safety.