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Question for plaintiff side employment lawyers

I got an offer to join an employment law firm representing p aimo7505/14/18
I’m wondering this exact thing too physicssezno04/17/19
PI plaintiff here, but I would expect you would spend a lot jd4hire04/17/19
EEOC mediation, depositions, and judicial settlement confere fettywap04/17/19
What state are you in? In California we have state FEHA law ipesq04/17/19
Salary range for that level of work? superttthero04/17/19
85-120 range. I’m just a little above six figures. ipesq04/18/19
I’d have about 30-40 cases. Idk if that’s high volume si physicssezno04/17/19
That’s about my caseload. See,s about right ipesq04/18/19
aimo75 (May 14, 2018 - 9:23 pm)

I got an offer to join an employment law firm representing plaintiffs. I am currently working at a PI firm and want to get an idea of what it's like working at a plaintiff side employment law firm.

For any employment lawyers, what are your typical hours and do you go to court a lot? I spoke with a friend at an employment law firm and was told that she mostly attended mediation conferences.

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physicssezno (Apr 17, 2019 - 7:44 am)

I’m wondering this exact thing too

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jd4hire (Apr 17, 2019 - 9:13 am)

PI plaintiff here, but I would expect you would spend a lot of time at EEOC/ state equivalent hearings. I would imagine you'd have your fair share of litigation but also random employment-related tasks - negotiating severance packages, non-competes, discipline, etc.

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fettywap (Apr 17, 2019 - 11:40 am)

EEOC mediation, depositions, and judicial settlement conferences. Usually these don't go to trial. You either have good evidence against the employer and they'll want to pay, or you'll find out as you go your case is crap, and they'll get summary judgment.
Also, people don't want to admit the real reason they got fired. Expect some clients to lie to you.

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ipesq (Apr 17, 2019 - 1:12 pm)

What state are you in? In California we have state FEHA law that most of our employment cases are filed under. I’m guessing you will be at a high volume place. My typical week includes 1-3 court hearings, 1-2 deposition days (taking and defending) and 1-2 office days, and a mediation every other week. When not in court or depo, I’m typically in the office by 8:30 and leave by 6 or 630, but that can fluctuate depending on if big motion due or trial prep, etc.

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superttthero (Apr 17, 2019 - 2:09 pm)

Salary range for that level of work?

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ipesq (Apr 18, 2019 - 1:51 am)

85-120 range. I’m just a little above six figures.

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physicssezno (Apr 17, 2019 - 10:10 pm)

I’d have about 30-40 cases. Idk if that’s high volume since I’ve had 100 pi cases for awhile, did Court and depos daily etc

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ipesq (Apr 18, 2019 - 1:49 am)

That’s about my caseload. See,s about right

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