California Labor and Employment Law:

Labor law is a body of law which addressed the legal rights and restrictions of individuals working within or for an organization. Labor and employment law is quite broad as it covers all areas of the employer/employee relationship. Employment law consists of federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and court decisions. Mr. Gourde is knowledgeable about employment issues, some of which include breach of employment contracts, trade secrets protection, unfair competition, non-compete agreements, wage and hour litigation, and tortious or intentional interference with business relations.
Mr. Gourde provides legal services in the following areas:

  • Litigation defending employers in state and federal courts in all types of employment matters, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment and employment discrimination
  • Wage and hour and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) compliance
  • Investigations of harassment claims
  • Employee policy manuals
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Trade secrets protection/Non-compete claims
  • Class action defense
  • Employment discrimination, civil rights and sexual harassment claims
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cases
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) cases
  • Unemployment compensation claims
  • Employment and consulting agreements for employees
  • FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)

If you have any questions about labor and employment law, please contact Mr. Gourde at (949) 825-6525.


Thomas L. Gourde, Partner - Ray & Gourde, LLP
111 Pacifica, Suite 120 - Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 825-6525 - Fax: (949) 825-6544 - Email: