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.