We offer practical and effective legal solutions for California employers based on a sound understanding of employment law
What Sets Us Apart
We focus on providing practical, creative, cost-effective legal solutions based on our extensive knowledge of employment law, enabling our clients to make intelligent business decisions. We understand that attorney unresponsiveness and indecisiveness, and lengthy legal tomes are the last thing clients need as they are regularly pressed to act practically and quickly as new issues arise.
Unlike most law firms, we focus exclusively on providing advice and counsel, and not handling litigation. This means that we focus 100% of our time on providing legal solutions before workplace issues ever get to litigation. The fact of the matter is that many litigation firms, even if well-versed in employment law defense, are not always well equipped to guide employers on California’s minefield of labor laws. Rather, their focus is on putting out fires and minimizing liability after there has already been a breakdown in workplace practices or policies that lead to lawsuits.
We focus on identifying problems and offering solutions long before it ever gets to that point. Whether it is by making sure your employee handbook and personnel policies are up-to-date and compliant with the law, rewriting your employee agreements to make them as airtight as possible, or conducting workplace investigations of employee complaints to resolve disputes, we do everything possible to significantly minimize the risk of ever getting sued in the first place.
Experience That Matters
Rivera Employment Law’s principal and founder, Kevin Rivera, has over ten years of experience in representing employers in all aspects of litigation, providing advice and counsel on employment law issues, and working as a workplace investigator.
Kevin obtained his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2006. He then worked as counsel in the employment law practice group at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in the firm’s Los Angeles office, where he represented and advised employers of all sizes and across industries prior to founding Rivera Employment Law.
Kevin’s practice focuses on advising, training, auditing and investigating workplaces to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws. He advises employers in all aspects of employment law, reviews and drafts personnel policies and documents, investigates workplace complaints, represents employers in administrative hearings, and audits workplaces for compliance issues. His clients include those in startups, high tech and life science industries, entertainment, media, construction, banking, hospitality and service industries, staffing agencies, insurance, as well as other law firms.
Kevin is a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators, the Hispanic National Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He has authored numerous articles on employment law that have been published by organizations such as the California State Bar and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He was featured on the cover of the March 2018 issue of Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine.
When he is not working, Kevin enjoys trying out Los Angeles’s various vegan dining establishments, relaxing in Palm Springs on the weekends, and spending time with his family.
Rivera Employment Law is a minority owned law firm.