Nixon Peabody LLP
Seth Neulight is a dedicated labor and employment attorney with over 20 years of experience serving employers and executives. Seth represents clients in disputes before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and in arbitrations, with an emphasis on complex class and representative actions. He provides practical, business-oriented advice on matters such as workforce restructuring, restrictive covenants, wage and hour laws, leaves of absence, and labor issues in corporate mergers and acquisitions. Seth serves clients in a range of industries, including technology, food and beverage, higher education, construction, retail, and hospitality.
What do you focus on?
I defend employers in complex wage-hour and discrimination class, collective and representative actions. I have served as lead defense counsel in hundreds of single- and multi-plaintiff lawsuits filed in California state and federal courts. I have significant experience with claims of employment discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour violations under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and California laws including the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Labor Code, and Unfair Competition Law (UCL). I help clients navigate difficult employment issues such as leave obligations, disability accommodation, employment terminations, and reductions-in-force. I negotiate and draft executive employment contracts and offer letters, incentive compensation plans, confidentiality and invention assignment agreements, and separation agreements. I help clients develop personnel policies. I regularly speak on employment law developments trends, and best practices for workforce management.
My practice also includes traditional labor relations. I help clients respond to union organizing campaigns, provide union avoidance training, and negotiate collective bargaining agreements. I defend clients in grievance arbitrations and unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board.