As we move from 2017 into 2018, let's take a look at recently legislation that has passed, new laws that are set to take place in 2018, and potential legislation that we all need to be on the look out for!
Joseph T. Ortiz is an experienced trial lawyer and human resources attorney and Partner at Best Best & Krieger LLP. He has successfully tried employment matters before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and arbitration tribunals on claims of all types.
Joseph maintains a close working relationship with the human resource departments of the agencies and organizations he serves. By keeping in contact, he is able to seamlessly step in when called upon to address personnel issues. He also continually consults and provides employers with a variety of human resources services.
While employers hope that personnel issues don’t result in lawsuits, it inevitably happens. Because Joseph is usually involved in issues once they arise, he advises clients on the best ways to handle lawsuits. He has handled arbitrations, mediations, state court hearings and trials and appeals on behalf of employers. His experience working as mediator as a panelist for Riverside County Dispute Resolution Services gives him valuable insight when reviewing and analyzing a matter for a client.
Joseph taught employment law as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Riverside extension program. Joseph is a first generation immigrant in a Guatemalan family that loves music. His sister is a professional musician, he plays the blues and even the oldest of his three young children is already in on the act with piano lessons. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California.