Overview

Benjamin E. Goldman has concentrated on representing management in matters of labor and employment law since he began his career as attorney adviser to the chairman of the National Labor Relations Board more than 45 years ago. Appearing regularly in California state and federal courts and before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the California Labor Commissioner, he handles arbitration and mediation and litigates claims arising under:

  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • California discrimination laws

Benjamin has over 40 years of experience representing hospitals, hotels and manufacturers in collective bargaining negotiations, and he has extensive experience helping foreign corporations to comply with federal and state employment laws. He also works with a wide spectrum of foreign and domestic corporations, institutions and associations in the following industries:

  • Hospitality, including food service corporations and restaurants
  • Healthcare
  • Aviation, including several foreign airlines
  • Religious organizations
  • Finance
  • Distributing

Additionally, Benjamin handles variety of labor-related matters, including union representation matters, assisting employers with:

  • Union election campaigns
  • Wrongful termination
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Equal employment opportunity issues

He also advises and counsels employers on discrimination issues, compliance, and a number of other issues involving the employment relationship.

Benjamin has written and lectured to groups throughout the country on numerous labor and employment law issues, including sexual harassment in hospitals, the legal limits of polygraphs and drug testing, and the avoidance of union-related labor problems.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Section of Labor and Employment Law

American Bar Association

Member

Committee on the Development of the Law Under the National Labor Relations Act

American Bar Association

Member

Forum Committee on Health Law

American Bar Association

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2013-2020

Named, Super Lawyer

Southern California

Super Lawyers

2004-2011

Named, Who's Who in America

Named, Who's Who in American Law

Education

  • LL.M., Georgetown University, 1970
  • J.D., Fordham University, 1968
  • B.S., New York University, 1965

Bar Admission

California
District of Columbia
New York

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York