Labor and Employment Law

We work closely with our corporate clients to provide day-to-day human resources counseling, as well as employment law, and labor solutions. We also prepare and review personnel policies, employee handbooks, employment agreements, complex compensation plans, and severance agreements. We assist employers in wage and hour law compliance, leaves of absence, termination strategies, disciplinary strategies, employee benefits plans, and the regulation of social media in the workplace. We keep a watchful eye out for potential hazards and costly threats to ensure that our clients have the right employment agreements, policies, procedures, and plans in place.

California has unique labor and employment laws that we are especially adept at handling and we provide advice and counsel on wide-ranging issues and management concerns. We provide ongoing training on a host of topics such as anti-discrimination and harassment, internal investigations and legislative updates, as well as interactive workshops on industry specific issues. When disputes remain unresolved, we represent our clients through every step of the way—from administrative agencies to State and Federal courts.  

We have a wealth of experience representing clients in administrative actions in front of the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the California Employment Development Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. We also handle litigation matters in State and Federal courts. In every case, we take proactive and preventative approaches to claims filed by employees, and where necessary, we will vigorously defend our clients to ensure they achieve the best results in the most cost-effective manner.

Whether you are facing a simple or complex labor or employment law issue, contact The Brand Law Firm at (714) 769-6485 or call toll free at (888) 510-0299 to set up a consultation.


  • Ron is one of the best CA labor lawyers that I have worked with. He is timely in his response as he understands that time is often of the essence when I engage him. I am confident that when Ron and I work together on issues the outcome will be positive.

    Vice President of Human Resources at PhishMe, Inc.
  • Having worked with several labor-employment law attorneys, those businesses and non-profits threatened with discrimination, harassment law suits are lucky to have Ron Brand on their side. It is clear Ron is trusted for more than just legal counsel. In proactive and reactive situations, he brings a wealth of resources to protect clients under attack. He is strategic, sensitive to the client’s resources and bold in execution when needed. Those filing false claims have no idea what they are up against if Ron Brand is on the other side.

    Crisis Management, Issue Management, PR Counsel
  • Ron represented our company in a very professional manner and successfully communicated our positions that concluded favorably for us. Ron has a sound legal understanding in his employment defense specialty and we would have no hesitation recommending Ron.

  • Ron is a sensible employment counsel with a very smart and pragmatic approach to handling employee issues. He’s quick with advice that gets you through your day, and thorough when the larger issues inevitably raise their heads. Sometimes, if you are calling him its because you are not having a great day, yet if he’s on the other end of the phone, somehow your day has just gotten a bit better. Very happy to have him as a resource.

    COO at Laguna Beach Beer Company
  • Ron has provided human resource policy advice and has conducted sexual harassment avoidance training for Impac Mortgage Corp. He is skilled at researching current case law and precedent and his advice was has been cogent and strategic for our enterprise. He is a skilled and effective presenter and was able to provide insightful examples and anecdotes that enhanced his training presentation. I confidently recommend Ron as a trusted employment law advisor!

  • It is my privilege to recommend Ron Brand. Mr. Brand’s commitment to customer service is unmatched. He has consistently responded within an hour to every request I have made, even during his vacation. His expertise and communication style creates realistic options our firm can exercise, limiting our liability and creating a respectful strategy for difficult employee situations.

    Principal at tk1sc
  • Ron Brand is one of my go to recommendations for my client’s labor and employment needs (I always recommend three resources). That being said, Ron also represents our firm in Labor and Employment Defense matters. He is an expert and manages cases, ensuring that his clients obtain the best outcome. I recommend Ron without hesitation as Labor and Employment Defense counsel!

    Global Security/Investigations Professional-CEO & President-Threat Management & Protection, Inc. (TMAP) & Tier One, Ltd.
  • Ron Brand has been a valued and trusted resource for our Foundation. His outstanding work ethic and extensive knowledge of employment law have enabled us to address both ongoing strategy and emergency situations in a professional and timely manner. Ron’s advice has always been sound and accurate, and I highly recommend his services.

    Executive Director at Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County
  • Our company has worked with Ron for a couple years now. He always gives good solid advice. He has practical solutions that help you resolve issues in a way that does not impede your business operations. He understands what you need to do to maintain a good employee base, yet operate profitably. I am always comfortable recommending him to others.

    General Counsel at IMPAC
  • Ron has helped our business throughout the years and today, is an integral partner around our labor, employee and employment decisions. He has supported us with litigation, negotiation, employment contracts/agreements, new hire practices and various decision making. Most recently, Ron worked with us to update our labor, new hire, arbitration and confidentiality agreements.

  • The complexities of California’s employment laws can be difficult for a business to navigate. For this reason it is important we have an experienced employment attorney whom we can consult with when issues arise. Ron Brand is our company’s employment attorney. He takes a practical and analytical approach when providing us with options and legal advice and is always available for consult.
    We find Ron to be a talented and thorough professional who always has our best interests in mind. We highly recommend his legal expertise to any company.

    Partner at GYL Decauwer LLP and Owner, same
  • I have worked with Ron for the past couple of years. He has been a great resource for me and always makes time for us.

    HR Manager at Prime Wire & Cable, Inc.
  • Ron has helped our business for approximately ten years. He’s responsible, efficient and professional. Definitely a winning choice.

  • There are no referral fees allowed in our industry, yet, I refer clients to Donny at Brand Burris on a regular basis. I do so because I am confident in their abilities to expertly handle any bankruptcy matter placed before them. Additionally, I know they will give clients the respect they deserve; and will perform their services in an efficient manner.

    Bankruptcy Attorney at Law Offices of Christie Cronenweth
  • Donny is a smart lawyer and I would highly recommend him to any friend or family member. What I like about Donny is that he really cares about people and is willing to think creatively to come up with the best ultimate solution for their situation.

    President & CEO, Idea Hall - Full Service Branding, Marketing, PR, Video
  • Donny represented me and my family in a wrongful death action after my grandfather slipped and fell at a nursing home in Tustin and died. He did not require us to pay any money up front. After a short time litigating, we were able to settle the matter with the nursing home’s insurer for a fair amount, avoiding the emotional and financial grind of proceeding to summary judgment or trial. I highly recommend Donny to any potential client who wants a skilled and ethical lawyer who will handle their case effectively and efficiently. Since the settlement, my family and I have relied on Donny for other transactional legal matters that he has successfully handled for us in short order for a reasonable fee.

    Law Clerk
  • Donny Brand is the best attorney I could have ever asked for. We ended up settling our case after just 11 months. The best part of all was Donny agreed to take my case on contingency, so it didn’t cost me anything to get him to represent me. Donny always got back to me via phone, text, or email in a timely manner. I highly recommend Donny and The Brand Law Firm for his punctuality and professional demeanor. Thank you Donny for everything you have done in representing me!

  • Ron is very knowledgeable. He’s not only worked on a case for us, but has offered his advise when dealing with employment matters. He is my “go to” guy for all employment related issues.

  • Helpful and responsive! I had questions regarding a potential case to pursue and I spoke with attorney Donny Brand. He answered my questions and gave me an idea of possible outcomes for my case and suggestions. I found the information helpful to decide how to proceed. Saving his contact information when I’m ready to move forward. Thank you!!

  • Our firm has retained Ron Brand as our Labor & Employment Counsel for over a decade. Ron has provided us with excellent counsel and advice, as well as representation. Each outcome was successful. Ron educated us on expectations, litigation budgets, and of course the law. In one matter, he reached a very satisfactory settlement from a client of ours who was very recalcitrant regarding their breech of our agreement. I highly recommend his services.

  • Donny represented my family in a wrongful death action. With his guidance we were able to secure a fair settlement and avoid a lengthy and costly arbitration process against a nursing home with a significantly more resources than my family had available. From the initial consultation to the disbursement of the settlement funds, Donny was a consummate professional, even when there were disputes between the surviving family members. He returned calls and emails and even text messages promptly. I was particularly impressed with his negotiation skills. After he handled this highly emotional case for my family, I would trust him with any legal issue I was facing.

  • Hands down, very friendly and returned every call i made to him. He even called after hours. Very informative and gave many options. We have hired him and I would recommend him to anyone in need of a honest down to earth attorney that understands the stress you are under looking for the right service. At least 6 other attorneys never returned my call. Thank you Mr. Brand

  • Donny Brand is by far the best lawyer anyone could ask for! He is extremely professional, dedicated, articulate and hard working with strong morals and values. I am so lucky to have met him! He has been such a loyal lawyer and friend and has done the best job representing me and others with legal matters. He stands up for what is right and he is relentless in his pursuit! I would recommend him to everyone I know. They just don’t make lawyers like him anymore!

  • The complexities of California’s employment laws can be difficult for a business to navigate. For this reason it is important we have an experienced employment attorney whom we can consult with when issues arise. Ron Brand is our company’s employment attorney. He takes a practical and analytical approach when providing us with options and legal advice and is always available for consult.

    We find Ron to be a talented and thorough professional who always has our best interests in mind. We highly recommend his legal expertise to any company.

    Partner at GYL Decauwer LLP and Owner