COVID-19 Advisory: As directed by Governor Newsom and our local health authorities, our physical office is closed, but our lawyers and staff are available electronically to protect our clients’ litigation interests and to give legal advice about employer obligations. Email addresses for our attorneys are available on their individual pages. You can also use our Contact page to communicate with us. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. For up to date information about the virus and how to prevent its spread, visit Google’s COVID-19 Information and Resources page.
Information for employers on the expanded FMLA and sick leave provisions during the COVID-19 crisis is available at this page. The Department of Labor also has information on the application of already existing FMLA provisions to the coronavirus situation on this page.
Information about SBA loans under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program is available here.
California employers face a bewildering array of statutes, regulations and enforcement agencies. Lawsuits can cost thousands just to defend, and millions, if the employee wins. Established in 1994, Gutierrez Preciado & House LLP has the experience and expertise to help employers navigate the tricky shoals of employment law. We defend lawsuits, train employees, supervisors and managers on their legal responsibilities, audit human resource policies and documentation for compliance with legal requirements and best practices, and prepare employee handbooks to help employers define their relationships with their employees.
Our three partners are well regarded in the legal community. Nohemi Gutierrez Ferguson is a member of the prestigious Association of Southern California Defense Counsel. Arthur C. Preciado has been recognized for his trial skills by election as a member of theAmerican Board of Trial Advocates. Calvin House has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for his professionalism and ethics, and has been elected a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.