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Edward L. Kreisberg

Edward L. KreisbergPrincipalDownload PDFvCard510.808.2000

Overview

Edward (Eddie) Kreisberg specializes in providing labor and employment litigation, advice, arbitration, administrative hearing, and negotiation services to public and private employers throughout California. The Daily Journal recognized Eddie as one of the “Top Labor and Employment Lawyers” in California for 2011.

Eddie represents employers in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, benefits, and labor agreement lawsuits. He has special expertise in layoffs and furloughs, accommodation of disabilities, discipline, grievances, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), pension, health, privacy, Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) charges, overtime, the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act and the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act, drug and alcohol issues, and violence in the workplace.

Eddie also represents employers in discipline, grievance, and interest arbitrations, as well as administrative hearings before civil service commissions, PERB, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the Department of Labor and the Employment Development Department. He also audits public agency rules, labor contracts, job descriptions and payroll practices to ensure compliance with wage and hour laws.

Eddie is a sought-after negotiator and advisor on all aspects of labor relations. His work includes negotiating and advising on successor Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), side letters, personnel rules, employee handbooks, department policies, civil service rules, past practices and employer-employee relations resolutions. He has assisted employers with the complete range of representation issues, including organizing campaigns, elections, petitions to certify, de-certify and modify units, and related meet and confer grievance and unfair labor practice proceedings. Eddie also has drafted and met with unions on Employer Employee Relations Rules governing unit and representation processes. Eddie’s comprehensive experience includes serving as counsel to neutral Commissions and Boards that rule on representation petitions and related disputes.

Eddie previously clerked for federal Magistrate Judge Louisa Porter in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; advised Congressman Robert T. Matsui on legislation and policy issues; and interned in the Office of Congressman Mel Levine. He has clerked for both an insurance defense law firm and the Alaska office of a national firm representing Native American governments.

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