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About Us


Carter Carter Fries & Grunschlag provides the full range of legal services clients typically require in labor and employment matters. We have expertise prosecuting and defending cases in both California and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies such as the Department of Fair Employment & Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the National Labor Relations Board. Unlike many labor and employment law firms, CCFG has expertise in representing employees as well as employers, giving our firm a detailed and balanced knowledge of the field. While our main area of emphasis is on labor and employment matters, we also have extensive experience in contract drafting and negotiation, as well as various types of civil litigation. One of our partners, Robert Fries, is an experienced mediator who both conducts and teaches about mediation and mediation techniques. 


Our attorneys have some 150 years of experience litigating employment cases in California. The types of cases we have handled include: all forms of discrimination, sexual and other forms of unlawful harassment, retaliation, reasonable accommodation (disability and religion), wage and hour, trade secrets and unfair competition, ADA compliance, Family Medical Leave Act/California Family Rights Act, National Labor Relations Act, Railway Labor Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, wrongful discharge, employee privacy and independent contractor/employee litigation, among others.


We advise management in collective bargaining negotiations, in responding to unfair labor practice charges, in union organization and election matters, and on strikes/picketing issues.


We emphasize the use of preventative measures, including development of clear and consistent workplace policies and training of management in methods of informal dispute resolution.  We use litigation avoidance techniques to resolve the disputes that inevitably arise in the workplace.  When litigation is called for, we combine passionate advocacy with an expeditious and cost-effective approach.