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Edward L. Kreisberg

Edward L. KreisbergSenior Of CounselDownload PDFvCard510.808.2000


Edward (Eddie) Kreisberg specializes in providing labor and employment negotiation, advice, litigation, and arbitration and administrative hearing services to public employers throughout California.

Eddie is a sought-after negotiator and advisor on all aspects of labor relations. He has negotiated hundreds of labor contracts for small, medium and large public employers, including during challenging financial times and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eddie has served as lead negotiator and labor counsel for employers that are involved with labor organizations representing every type of employee—rank and file, management, confidential, professional, and police and fire.

Eddie’s 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 on the complete range of representation issues, including petitions to certify, de-certify and modify units, organizing campaigns, elections, as well as meet and confer and settlement of grievance and unfair labor practice matters. Eddie also has drafted and met with unions on Employer- Employee Relations Rules governing unit and representation processes. His comprehensive experience includes serving as counsel to neutral Commissions and Boards that rule on representation petitions and related disputes.

Eddie also 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.

In addition to representing employers at the table as lead negotiator, Eddie also represents employers on related labor meet and confer, discipline, grievance, unfair labor practice and  litigations issues, 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 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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