Lisa Chapman is an employment attorney and litigator, and helps startup and mid-size companies navigate and comply with federal and state employment laws and regulations. This includes laws related to wage and hour requirements, sexual harassment and retaliation, worker classification (independent contractor vs. employee status) and overtime laws.
In addition, Lisa provides counsel to senior executives in job transitions, helping them navigate issues relating to stock options, severance packages and providing advice about their obligations under intellectual property and trade secret laws whether they return to the workforce or form a new company of their own. Royse Law Firm has both ERISA and tax counsel who assist her in this type of retention.
Lisa litigates cases before federal and state courts in California and other states and represent clients in matters before the California Labor Commissioner, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the California Department of Labor, taxing agencies and other agencies and commissions. Her litigation practice involves both employment and non-employment related matters.
She also provides legal counseling relating to compliance with trade secret laws, with an emphasis on helping her clients resolve their differences prior to resorting to litigation.