Job Description and Duties

CalHR Legal Division supports the Department’s mission by representing the state as the employer in all areas of employee/employer relations.  The Division also provides legal advice, representation, and training to other state departments in various areas of labor and employment law. 

Under the direct supervision of an Assistant Chief Counsel (ACC), and under the general supervision of the Chief Counsel and Deputy Chief Counsel, the Labor Relations Counsel II (LRC II) is an experienced journey-level attorney performing more difficult legal work with increased independence and responsibility.  The LRC II provides increasingly more complex representation of CalHR and other state departments in various areas of labor and employment law. These include but are not limited to unfair practice charges and representation on issues before the Public Employment Relations; personnel actions before the State Personnel Board, non-merit statutory appeals before CalHR’s Statutory Appeals Unit, labor disputes before arbitrators; wage and hour issues before the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement;, and civil litigation in state and federal court on a variety of issues including the Fair Labor Standards Act, wage and hour issues, petitions to compel and vacate arbitration decisions, and petitions for writ of mandate involving decisions, laws, or rules and court actions arising from litigation in administrative forums.  The LRC II also prepares legal opinions, legislative analyses, and promulgates rules and regulations. Under the direction of a senior attorney or an ACC, the LRC II may be assigned matters of greater difficulty, complexity and of a sensitive nature. 

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