Overview

Ronald A. Peters counsels clients on a wide variety of matters in all areas of labor and employment law and has particular expertise with:

  • Employment and disability discrimination
  • Wage and hour
  • Workers' compensation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Equal employment opportunity matters
  • Employee benefits
  • Labor relations concerns
  • Leaves of absence
  • Disability accommodation
  • Employee privacy
  • Workplace safety issues

He provides employers with a full range of counsel and legal representation, from compliance counseling and consulting on individual disciplinary decisions, to representation in state and federal courts and before the following agencies:

  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • The Department of Fair Employment and Housing
  • The Worker's Compensation Appeals Board
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board
  • The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
  • The Department of Labor
  • The National Labor Relations Board
  • The Department of Insurance

His practice also includes arbitration and mediation, administrative appeals, and class action litigation with an emphasis on wage and hour, background checks and privacy claims. His clients span a wide variety of industries that includes telecommunications, manufacturing, retail and finance.

Ronald has lectured extensively in many areas of labor and employment law, most notably on the subject of the interrelationship between workers' compensation laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act and parallel state laws governing treatment by employers of persons with disabilities. He also has been a featured speaker for seminars sponsored by educational communities and for business and human resources organizations.

Ronald is the hiring shareholder at Littler Mendelson's San Jose office. Before being recruited by Littler, he was an associate general counsel for the nation's largest investor-owned public utility.

While in law school, Ronald was vice president of the Environmental Law Society and a member of the Law Review/Computer and High Technology Law Journal.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Workers' Compensation / Labor and Employment Sections

State Bar of California

Member

Bar Association of San Francisco

Member

Workers' Compensation Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law

American Bar Association

Member

Section on Labor and Employment Law

American Bar Association

Member

Washington Bar Association

Recognition

Winner, Client Counseling Competition

Moot Court

Speaking Engagements

2018 Bay Area Breakfast Briefing Series

San Francisco, CA

January 31, 2018

2018 Bay Area Breakfast Briefing Series

San Francisco, CA

January 10, 2018

2017 Bay Area Breakfast Briefing - San Jose

San Jose, CA

February 2, 2017

Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation in Real Life: An Interactive Program

San Francisco, CA

June 24, 2014

Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation in Real Life: An Interactive Program

San Jose, CA

June 19, 2014

New Employment and Labor Laws for 2014 and 2015

San Jose, CA

February 5, 2014

The 2010 Public School Employer

San Jose, CA

October 29, 2010

Ronald Peters speaks at the Advances Workers' Compensation in California Seminar

March 7, 2006

Basic Workers' Compensation in California Seminar

February 16, 2006

Littler Panel speaks at Wrongful Discharge in California Seminar

Los Angeles, CA

January 25, 2006

Education

  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 1993
  • B.A., University of Oregon, 1985

Bar Admission

California
Washington