At Miller Legal Group, P.C., we are dedicated to delivering excellence and value.
* We counsel small to medium-sized businesses on all aspects of employment law and human resource (HR) issues
* We focus on compliance, prevention and litigation avoidance
* We work closely with clients to identify areas of risk and implement preventive best practice strategies to minimize legal exposure
* We conduct independent workplace investigations of allegations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation and other alleged workplace misconduct
* We conduct management and employee training workshops on a variety of employment law and HR-related issues
* We represent employers in employment litigation as well as in connection with government agency audits, investigations and inspections
INNOVATIVE BILLING OPTIONS
We provide our clients with practical, affordable and cost-effective legal counsel, including innovative fee options like flat-rate and fixed fee pricing. For example, as an alternative to the traditional hourly billing model, we offer a variety of fixed fee Preventive Best Practices and Litigation Avoidance Protection Plans.
EMPLOYMENT LAW PRACTICE AREAS
Stefan Miller is the founder and principal of Miller Legal Group, P.C. and has spent his entire 18-year legal career practicing exclusively in the area of employment law representing employers in a variety of different industries (e.g., communications and high technology, restaurant, retail, manufacturing, construction, staffing/recruiting, electronics, entertainment, automobile, food and grocery, health care, consulting, freight forwarding and international logistics, medical billing, banking) and professions (e.g., medical, legal, accounting, actuarial, teaching/education and engineering).
Some of the larger representative clients that Mr. Miller has defended or otherwise represented the interests of in connection with employment law matters include: Federal Express; AT&T Corp.; Safeway Inc.; Lucent Technologies Inc.; The Vons Companies; RadioShack Corporation; Mastercard International; Avaya Inc.; International House of Pancakes; Kaiser Permanente (Southern California Permanente Medical Group); Kragen Auto Parts; and ITT Educational Services, Inc.
Among the various employment law and HR-related issues we regularly handle, include:
* Employee recruiting, interviewing, selection and hiring processes
* Background investigations
* Employee handbooks and personnel policies
* "At-will" offers of employment
* Employment contracts agreements
* Independent contractors and contingent workforce arrangements
* Wage and hour issues (including: overtime, rest breaks and meal periods, "off the clock" issues, deductions from employee pay, tip-pooling, exempt vs. non-exempt classifications, etc.)
* Performance, corrective counseling, discipline and termination
* Unfair competition and trade secrets
* Leaves of absence, disability accommodation and related issues (FMLA/CFRA, disability, military, workers' compensation, etc.)
* Harassment, discrimination and retaliation
* Drug testing and substance abuse
* Workplace violence
* Furloughs, workforce reductions and other cost-cutting measures (WARN, OWBPA, etc.)
* Investigations of workplace misconduct
* Safety and health
* Workers compensation
* Employee privacy
* Arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution
* Defense of management in employment litigation and government agency audits, investigations and inspections (including claims filed with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other similar state and federal agencies)
* Compliance reviews/HR audits
* Training programs and workshops
Located in Southern California near Los Angeles International Airport, Miller Legal Group, P.C. serves clients throughout California.
California, United States District Court - Central District, United States District Court - Eastern District, United States District Court - Southern District, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Vanderbilt University, B.A. 1990
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1995
Professional Associations & Memberships
Association of Workplace Investigators (“AWI”) - Member of the Education Committee and Sustaining Member
Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of California
Labor and Employment Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
Southern California Venture Group
Completed “Leadership Torrance” course, sponsored by the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce
Honors and Awards
During law school, Mr. Miller was a Law Review Member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Mr. Miller also authored an article that was published in the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, entitled: “NAFTA: A Model for Reconciling the Conflict Between Free Trade and International Environmental Protection,” Volume 56, Issue 2, Winter 1994.