At Buynak, Fauver, Archbald & Spray, LLP we represent employers on important and complex employment law issues. We believe that the quality of our advice makes a difference. We take a proactive approach that emphasizes preventative measures to minimize the risk of litigation. However, our attorneys also have extensive experience in representing employers in all phases of employment litigation before state and federal courts, in mediation, arbitration, and before administrative agencies.

BFAS is known for developing strong working relationships with the companies we serve. The better we know our business clients, the better we can determine the best legal strategies to help them avoid and resolve employment disputes.

As part of our employment practice, we assist clients in negotiating, drafting, interpreting and, if necessary, litigating disputes arising out of employment contracts. We regularly counsel our clients on discipline and termination matters. BFAS serves as counsel in all aspects of employment litigation, including:

  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Wrongful discharge and employment tort claims
  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Trade secret protection/enforcement
  • Defamation
  • Whistleblower charges
  • Employment contract disputes
  • “Best practices” employment policies
  • Labor/collective bargaining issues

BFAS is dedicated to helping employers protect themselves from unfair competition. In addition to working with clients to develop comprehensive trade secret protection programs, we assist with drafting enforceable non-disclosure agreements, assignment of invention agreements, and non-competition agreements intended to protect intellectual property and other proprietary information. When preventive measures fail, our firm aggressively litigates claims including for theft of trade secrets, breach of non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, and unfair trade practices.

Our firm advises clients on the wisdom and effects of mergers and acquisitions, sales or restructurings, the planning and implementation of reductions in work force, and preparing voluntary severance plans.


1411, 2017

New California Labor/Employment Laws for 2018

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Employment, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on New California Labor/Employment Laws for 2018

The current legislative session is now at a close.  Governor Brown has approved or vetoed the bills sent from the legislature.  Unfortunately for employers, this year was fairly active for labor and employment laws.  Below [...]

1310, 2017

Legal Alert: Avoiding a “Weinstein” Exposé

By | October 13th, 2017|Categories: Employment, Legal Alerts, News|Comments Off on Legal Alert: Avoiding a “Weinstein” Exposé

As The Weinstein Company will soon learn, it is a serious mistake to allow a culture of "anything goes" to exist in your workplace.  Whether the vice is sexual harassment, discrimination or retaliation, ignoring the [...]


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