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.
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
In addition, Adam 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 also assists clients with issues surrounding layoffs, discipline of public employees, and workplace violence.
Most frequently, Adam works with the following types of clients:
- Private entities, including those in high tech, medical, and financial industries
- Public entities including school districts, county offices of education, special districts, and cities
Adam teaches a class on workplace violence for the Law and Human Resources Management program at the University of California, Santa Cruz Extension. Adam was chair of the 2012 Annual Public Sector Conference presented by the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California.