Providing Legal Counsel to Public and Non-Profit Agencies in California since 1981 De Lay & Laredo currently serves a variety of agencies as City Attorney, Counsel, General Counsel and Special Counsel.


De Lay & Laredo has a team of experienced attorneys able to meet local agencies labor and employment legal needs from training; day-to-day wage, hour and leave advice, including Fair Labor Standards requirements; disciplinary documentation; decision and effects bargaining; to administrative hearings and litigation.

We provide labor/employment services to labor and employment practice. Our firm offers decades of collective experience in advising public agency clients regarding all aspects of public employment law, including:


  • HIPAA compliance
  • Discipline
  • Skelly rights
  • Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA)
  • Unfair Labor Practice
  • Pitchess motions
  • Personnel records
  • Personnel policies
  • Harassment claims, Harassment Prevention
  • Civil service rules
  • Public Records Retention, Disclosures, Destruction

Labor Relations, Bargaining and Negotiation

  • Labor Contract Negotiation
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Scope of Bargaining
  • Effects v. decision bargaining
  • Preparation of Employee-Employer Relations Resolutions
  • Advice on “meet and confer” and “meet and consult” obligations
  • Impasse declarations and unilateral implementation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

Administrative Proceedings and Litigation

  • Harassment and misconduct investigations
  • Discipline investigations and hearings
  • Employment litigation
  • Responding to the EEOC and DFEH
  • Responding to Unfair Labor Practice charges before PERB
  • Counsel for administrative hearing bodies



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