There is no field of the law that covers the breadth and depth of the human experience quite like employment law does.
Consider, for example, the curious case of actress Shirley MacLaine. In 1965 Ms. MacLaine was employed by 20th Century-Fox to play the lead role in an airy musical titled Bloomer Girl for a cool $750,000. For reasons unknown, 20th Century cancelled the picture, and instead asked Ms. MacLaine to play the female lead in a dramatic western movie to be filmed in Australia called Big Country, Big Man.
Not surprisingly, Ms. McLaine felt this picture would not be career-enhancing. Or, perhaps the prospect of 14 hot and dusty weeks in the Australian outback wearing chaps was not attractive to her. She declined the reassignment and her lawyers promptly sued 20th Century. The California Supreme Court upheld the trial court’s award of $750,000 for breach of Ms. McLaine’s employment contract.
Nearly every first year law student is required to analyze the classic case of Parker v. Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. in their first few weeks of law school. Indeed, it is a valuable snapshot into the myriad issues that arise between employer and employee. Contract disputes, terms of employment, working conditions, compensation, and mitigation of damages.
CompaniesThaler Liebeler LLP’s lawyers have represented employers and executive employees in all aspects of the employment relationship including contract formation, breach, and damages. The firm counsels and advises employers in a wide variety of industries on hiring, compensation, retention, termination, and compliance with federal, state and local laws regarding wages, discrimination, and workplace conditions and conduct. The firm prepares non-compete agreements and employee handbooks. We have handled a wide variety of employment-related litigation from arbitrations to jury trials in federal and state court.
ExecutivesExecutive employees leaving their employer retain Thaler Liebeler to advise them on compensation, severance, non-compete, and confidentiality issues. The firm prepares and analyzes executive employment agreements, and acts as a forceful but tactful negotiator with prospective employers.
In short, whether your employment issue involves a new movie in Australia, or a non-compete in Vienna, Thaler Liebeler LLP’s experienced attorneys are ready.