Andrew Crane represents employers in the defense of class and single-plaintiff employment litigation, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour class actions and contract disputes in state and federal courts, and before administrative bodies (including the DFEH, DLSE and EEOC) and arbitral tribunals. His experience extends across a variety of industries including employers in the healthcare, retail, pharmaceutical, automotive and non-profit sectors.
Mr. Crane also advises employers regarding various employment matters, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour law, employee classifications, employee discipline and performance plans, drug and alcohol testing, family and medical leave management, disability discrimination laws, trade secrets, non-competition agreements, arbitration agreements, employee grievances, management training, and other personnel matters. Mr. Crane assists employers by drafting employment handbooks, personnel policies, and other employment documents, including employment agreements, consulting/independent contractor agreements, confidentiality agreements, and arbitration agreements.
Mr. Crane also has specialized experience defending clients in lawsuits arising under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and related California disability access laws. He has also been on the cutting-edge in developing new case law helpful to business and retailers, including successfully winning an appeal in the Ninth Circuit involving the issue of equivalent facilitation at retail stores.
Prior to joining Nossaman, Mr. Crane practiced labor and employment law at a national law firm in Los Angeles. In 2011, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Kathleen Mulligan, Administrative Judge for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.