William J. Carroll has concentrated in labor and employment law for almost 25 years, representing employers in trial and appellate courts, and before a wide range of state and federal agencies. His practice encompasses all aspects of employment law, including counseling on the many compliance challenges facing California employers, and litigating employment matters ranging from individual arbitration claims to multi-party class actions.
Mr. Carroll represents employers in a variety of industries, including:
- High technology
- Higher education
He has successfully tried jury and non-jury trials alleging discrimination, retaliation, and other employment claims. He has argued on behalf of employers before the California Supreme Court on several occasions, and has a distinguished record of appellate advocacy in both state and federal courts of appeal.
Beyond the litigation context, Mr. Carroll routinely advises California employers regarding:
- Preventive personnel practices
- Wage and hour issues
- Employee terminations
- Internal harassment and retaliation complaints
- Reductions in force
- All other aspects of the employment relationship
He also conducts workplace investigations and compliance audits.
Mr. Carroll's practice includes advising companies on employee mobility and trade secrete misappropriation issues, including employee raiding and solicitation matters, the interpretation and enforceability of non-compete agreements, and counseling clients seeking to minimize the risks associated with hiring competitors' employees.