Negotiations

Prentice, Long & Epperson PC provides cost effective and successful labor negotiations for multiple public agencies.  The firm’s negotiators are up-to-date in current rules and regulations affecting the labor relations under the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act.  The firm also regularly handles matters before the Public Employee Relations Board.  The firm has created a reputation as being both resourceful and effective by successfully negotiating with a diverse group of unions and agencies.  Recent clients in this area of the practice include Trinity County, Alpine County, Modoc County, Monterey Peninsula Airport District, and Housing Authority for the County of Merced.

Investigations

Prentice, Long & Epperson PC provides workplace investigations for public and private agencies.  The firm’s attorneys bring an expertise to outside independent workplace investigations that other investigators lack, a thorough knowledge of employment laws.  We are able to accomplish investigations that are complete, but also incorporate the concept of “investigative fairness” which courts have considered as paramount to an agency’s reliance on investigative outcomes in making employment decisions.  We are also able to prepare reports in a manner which allows the agency to maintain confidences when necessary.  The firm can also provide non-attorney investigations when that would be preferred, especially in the area of investigations concerning law enforcement officers, including internal investigations leading to potential discipline of a peace officer.  We stay current on investigative techniques and laws through, among other avenues, membership in the Workplace Investigators Association.