At Daley & Heft, we understand that business success requires strategic, sound labor and employment policies and practices. We represent management in both the public and private sectors in a wide range of industries. Our goal is to minimize clients’ litigation risk by offering insightful, tailored solutions, providing advisory services to guide our clients through the intricacies of labor and employment laws and frequently providing updates in the ever-changing provisions of the law.

When litigation becomes necessary, our employment litigation practice has the extensive expertise necessary to successfully defend our clients in employment-related lawsuits through the law and motion, trial, and appeal process.

The firm represents public entities in employment litigation, including claims of harassment, retaliatory discharge, and discrimination under California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and Title VII.  We represent governing boards of public entities in employment matters premised on alleged violations of civil rights, including claims of substantive and procedural due process violations. Our scope of work includes representation of the employing agency during Skelly hearings and name-clearing hearings. We advise private and public employers on wage and hour laws, and represent employers in hearings before the Labor Commissioner regarding alleged violations of wage and labor laws.

Our practice focuses on:

  • Employer Practices and Policies
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Disability
  • Wage and Hours

Attorneys: Robert R. HeftMitchell D. DeanRobert W. Brockman Jr.Robert H. Quayle, IV; Richard J. SchneiderGarrett A. Smee

Representative Clients: San Diego County Water Authority, Cities of Chula Vista and Encinitas, San Diego Unified Port District and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District