Municipal Law

Fall River

Labor & Employment


Prentice|Long, PC provides cost effective and successful labor negotiations for multiple public agencies.  The firm’s negotiators are up-to-date on current rules and regulations affecting the labor relations under the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act.  The firm also regularly handles matters before the Public Employee Relations Board.  The firm has created a reputation as being both resourceful and effective by successfully negotiating with a diverse group of unions and agencies.  Recent clients in this area of the practice include Trinity County, Alpine County, Modoc County, Sierra County, Lake County, The City of Lakeport, The City of Ione, Monterey Peninsula Airport District, and Housing Authority for the County of Merced.

Policy Manual Review

An up to date policy manual is an invaluable tool in defending against employment claims, not to mention provide direction to agency employees and managers.  Prentice|Long PC is seasoned in reviewing and updating policy manuals to ensure maximum advantage to the agency but also provide clear and concise direction to employees and managers.  The firm has reviewed many policy manuals for California agencies.  The firm’s partners have acted as personnel/human resource directors for multiple clients.  This experience coupled with an expert knowledge of employment and labor law will provide a valuable resource to any human resource or personnel program.

Disciplinary Actions and Appeals

Prentice|Long, PC is known for outstanding counsel in the area of employee discipline.  The firm’s attorneys are expert at managing the disciplinary process so as to comply fully with the due process requirements afforded to employees.  The firm’s attorneys are experienced and recognized for practical advice in conducting a discipline from the first notice of potential discipline to the final appeal/arbitration.  Our advice counsel are always ensuring that exposure to liability is minimized while fully supporting personnel and human resource departments  This advice and counsel provides the utmost protection for the employer and employee.  The firm has authored many publications on the subject of discipline and corrective action and the firm is known for on-site trainings on this subject.