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, and the General Counsel at the Public Employment Relations Board in Sacramento. I also worked for a Sacramento law firm that represented area employers, and another firm that represented Teamster union members.

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 represent small business owners in employment-related matters including: 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; and claims involving equal pay, workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and whistleblowers.

Additionally, I prepare, review, and revise employee handbooks; draft employment, independent contractor, severance, and settlement agreements; handle grievance arbitration, mediation, and contract (collective bargaining agreements) negotiations; and provide California mandated sexual harassment training.

I attended law school solely to practice employment-labor law, and I created this website to help small business owners and employees 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