Education, Training, and Legal Experience

Hello, my name is Stephen Fiegel. I received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University College, University of Maryland in 1985, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1989. While attending law school, I clerked for the General Counsel at the National Labor Relations Board in San Francisco, the General Counsel at the Public Employment Relations Board in Sacramento, and two Sacramento law firms; one that represented employers in employment-related matters, and another that represented a Teamsters union.

I have 30 years of experience practicing exclusively in the area of employment-labor law in California. Since opening my own law practice in 1994, I have represented small business owners in wage and compensation claims before the California Labor Commissioner’s Office, claims involving Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Paid Family Leave benefits before the California Employment Development Department, as well as claims involving equal pay, workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and whistleblowers.

Additionally, I have prepared, reviewed, and revised employee handbooks; drafted employment, independent contractor, severance, and settlement agreements; and have handled grievance arbitration, mediation, and contract (collective bargaining agreements) negotiations.

I attended law school to solely practice employment-labor law, and I created this website to help small business owners navigate through confusing workplace employment law rights and obligations. If you ever have any questions about any employment-related law or obligation, please contact me for a FREE confidential consultation at (916) 333-4653 or