Elkins Employment Law has developed effective strategies that work

Elkins Employment Law, founded in 1988 by Cynthia Elkins, provides advice, counsel, and litigation defense exclusively to California based business operations.

Vision Statement

To be a trusted advisor and advocate for our clients, providing personalized services for their human capital and employment law concerns.

Mission Statement

With 35 years of experience, Elkins Employment Law provides concierge legal services for California based businesses. We support, educate, guide and advocate for our clients through the ever-changing and complex array of laws and regulations governing California businesses. Whether the business has one employee or hundreds of employees, our goal is the same – provide real-world, practical problem-solving advice tailored to meet the needs of the client and to protect the business from employment-related claims.



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Elkins Employment Law

At Elkins Employment Law, with over three decades of extensive California employment law experience, we know the most effective and efficient path to resolving problems is by working closely with our clients – listening to their needs, recognizing and understanding their concerns, and working towards strategic cost-effective solutions.

Whether we are advising employers on the tough day-to-day personnel decisions, conducting workplace investigations to resolve grievances, performing compliance audits, developing agreements, or policies for compliance with the evolving landscape of state, federal, and local employment laws, or defending employment-related lawsuits, we take a proactive common-sense and practical approach to specifically meet our clients’ expectations and needs.

Litigation Defense

Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation defense for businesses, owners, managers, and supervisors when confronted with claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, or other employment-related litigation

Training & Education

State mandated harassment prevention training, legal compliance education on proper wage and hour record keeping, documentation, and managing leaves of absences.


Wage and Hour compensation compliance audits, Independent Contractor analysis, Employee Handbook preparation and guidance on “Best Practices” from on-boarding through counseling, reviews and separation.

Workplace Investigation

Pre-litigation neutral, timely and thorough workplace investigation for claims of harassment, discrimination, hostile work environment and other alleged misconduct.

Legal Updates


As has been widely reported, the Cal/OSHA’s Standards Board approved what was expected to be revisions to the November 2020 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) at the June 3rd meeting, with an expected effective date of June 14th.  In a surprise move Cal/OSHA withdrew...

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EMPLOYMENT LAW COVID-19 UPDATE CALIFORNIA DEPT. OF PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATE June 1, 2021 BEYOND THE BLUEPRINT As has been widely discussed, the state will be moving towards a full “reopening” as of June 15, 2021 and in anticipation of that event, the California Department...

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EMPLOYMENT LAW COVID-19 UPDATE NEW LOS ANGELES COUNTY VACCINE PAID LEAVE May 24, 2021 On May 18, 2021 Los Angeles County passed yet another paid leave ordinance (Employee Paid Leave for Expanded Vaccine Access” Ordinance No. 2021-0024U) requiring, in most instances,...

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