James Wu

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Employment Law/HR Attorney for Companies - Advice/counsel and litigator - Guardian of Employers
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California Labor & Employment Chair
Employment/Labor Law Attorney

Advice and counsel for employers regarding the complex maze of federal, state and local employment laws.
Defense of businesses when faced with employment-related claims in state and federal courts and government agencies.

Serving employers in California.

Quarles & Brady LLP
Labor & Employment

I have protected and defended employers for over 22 years. During this time, I have helped companies of all sizes (Fortune 50 to start-ups) with employment law/HR compliance and defense against employment law claims. Common issues include wage payment issues, leaves of absence, hiring, firing, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful terminations, and class/collective actions.

In January 2018, I began serving as the President of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, and have been a Board Member for over 6 years. I am a former President of the Employment Law Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. Additionally, I served for two years as President of the Northern California Employment Roundtable (created by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing).

My firm offers sophistication and strategic approaches to solving legal issues. Furthermore, we do not attorneys that are simply "dabbling" in the area of employment law. We serve clients throughout California from our offices in Walnut Creek, and clients throughout the country from our 11 other offices.
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When you hear that a company will be downsizing, or rapidly increasing headcount; when a company does not have an employee handbook, or has one that is more than a year old; when a company receives a "demand letter" from an attorney regarding potential employment law claims; and when an actual claim or complaint is filed in state or federal court or administrative agency.

TV1 Tri Valley
Walnut Creek