San Francisco Employment Attorneys
Kitchin Legal is a San Francisco-based law firm that specializes in labor rights and employment litigation, personal injury litigation, product liability litigation, business litigation, and family-based immigration.
We are committed litigators with the strength and expertise needed to prosecute or defend any matter through trial. We are also highly skilled in resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration, or with the alternative mechanism that is most cost-efficient to the client.
We never forget that dispute resolution is the ultimate goal.
Since we formed Kitchin Legal in 1999, we have advised and defended employers in a wide range of labor contexts. From helping companies design employment policies that comply with state and federal laws to negotiating the resolution of labor disputes, Kitchin Legal has built a reputation through strong, thoughtful and effective legal advocacy.
We are experts in helping employers understand the complex laws governing employment relationships, including issues relating to:
- Independent contractor versus employee classifications
- Overtime exemption classifications
- Minimum wage obligations
- Overtime pay obligations
- Meal and rest period obligations
- Family Medical Leave Act rights
- Whistleblower and retaliation laws
- Harassment and discrimination claims based on race, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status
- Contract rights and claims
- Severance agreements
- Confidentiality agreements
- Non-compete agreements
For over a decade, we have worked with employees to resolve claims against their current or former employers, including wage and hour law violations, misclassification, claims based on harassment and discrimination in the workplace and contractual disputes.
Kitchin Legal served as lead counsel in wage and hour class actions against several nation-wide companies, including, Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap, Banana Republic, and Chico’s FAS. With our expertise, we were able to obtain compensation for over 60,000 employees in California.
Additional Legal Services
We also provide thorough and strategic representation in personal injury litigation, product liability litigation and business litigation.
For a more detailed description of our practice areas, please visit our Practice Areas page.
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Every person who contacts our firm receives a free and confidential case evaluation by one of our attorneys. Depending on the client’s interests and unique needs, we offer representation in negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, administrative agency claims, settlements, jury trials, class action cases, and appeals in California and federal courts.
We serve clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland, Alameda, Hayward, Pleasanton, San Ramon, San Rafael, South San Francisco, Millbrae, San Bruno, Brisbane, Daly City, San Mateo, Redwood City, Fremont, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Berkeley, Richmond, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, Concord, Martinez, Vacaville, Antioch, Livermore, Brentwood, and throughout the East Bay, South Bay and North Bay, San Francisco County, Santa Clara County, Sonoma County, Napa County, Contra Costa County, San Mateo County and Solano County.