Overview

Stephen C. Tedesco maintains an extensive practice in all aspects of labor and employment law, including representing employers in litigation involving:

  • Unfair competition and trade secrets
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Wage and hour matters
  • Prevailing wage laws
  • Disability and leave claims
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Employment discrimination
  • Sexual harassment claims
  • Breach of contract actions

He has tried cases in federal and state courts and before the National Labor Relations Board, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. He is well-versed with claims arising under:

  • The Trade Secrets Act
  • California prevailing wage laws
  • Title VII
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Employment and Housing Act
  • The California Family Rights Act
  • California disability laws

He also has arbitrated disputes under collective bargaining and private agreements.

Additionally, Stephen counsels employers on a wide range of issues, including:

  • Compliance with wage and hour, EEO, and disability and leave laws
  • Discipline and termination
  • Employment agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Measures to avoid litigation

Stephen has lectured to employer groups on unfair competition, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, wage and hour issues, and on personnel policies and procedures.

Most frequently, Stephen works with:

  • Tech companies
  • Staffing and placement companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Construction companies
  • Real estate developers

Stephen is a member of Littler Mendelson's Trade Secret and Unfair Competition; Wage and Hour; and Whistleblower practice groups. During law school, he worked as a legal intern for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He also was technical editor for the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.

Recognition

Named, Super Lawyer

Northern California

Super Lawyers

2004, 2011-2017

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

News, Analysis & Press

Evidence belies bias ‘surge’ in Silicon Valley

Daily Journal

September 4, 2013

The Trade Secret Exception in California: Dead, Near Dead or Just Dying?

Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin

August 1, 2011

Stephen Tedesco Explains Love Contracts

Human Resource Executive Online

February 14, 2008

Stephen Tedesco explains the "love contract"

CBS Evening News

May 17, 2005

Speaking Engagements

Weathering the Storm: California Prevailing Wage Law Compliance in 2015

Irvine, CALos Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA

April 2, 2015
Weathering the Storm: California Prevailing Wage Law Compliance in 2015

San Jose, CASan Francisco, CA

April 1, 2015
Weathering the Storm: California Prevailing Wage Law Compliance in 2015

San Jose, CAWalnut Creek, CA

March 24, 2015
The California Prevailing Wage Law in 2014: The Rules of the Game Have Changed (Again)

Walnut Creek, CA

April 9, 2014
The California Prevailing Wage Law in 2014: The Rules of the Game Have Changed (Again)

San Jose, CA

April 8, 2014
California Prevailing Wage Law

Walnut Creek, CASan Jose, CASan Francisco, CASacramento, CAFresno, CALos Angeles, CALos Angeles, CAIrvine, CASan Diego, CA

May 23, 2012
California Prevailing Wage Law

San Jose, CASan Francisco, CAWalnut Creek, CASacramento, CAFresno, CALos Angeles, CALos Angeles, CAIrvine, CASan Diego, CA

May 22, 2012

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1987
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1983cum laude

Bar Admission

California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California