Employment & Labor Law Attorney



Karen collaborates with her clients to develop proactive strategies designed to enhance workplace productivity and avoid employment disputes. She serves as an external Human Resources provider for numerous businesses, providing counsel to management and conducting training programs for both management and employees. Karen performs internal audits of clients’ employment practices to ensure strategic compliance with current laws, and guides client investigations of employee allegations regarding harassment, discrimination, and employee theft or other misconduct.

When litigation is unavoidable, Karen aggressively defends her clients against employment law claims in the state and federal courts as well as administrative hearings, arbitrations, and mediations. She is a skilled litigator and negotiator, having successfully resolved hundreds of claims on behalf of her management clients.

A frequent speaker on employment law topics, Karen regularly conducts seminars and training programs for managers and employees in all areas of employment practices and policies. She is the founder and host of the HR Management Strategy Roundtable, a monthly seminar for clients and businesspersons to provide information on workplace employment strategies.

Karen has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Pepperdine University School of Law, where she has taught classes in employment law, employment law advice and counsel, and employment law litigation. She has authored numerous articles on employment law topics for the Los Angeles Daily Journal, San Francisco Daily Journal, Workplace Violence Reporter, Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County Impact, Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Advocate and Moorpark Chamber of Commerce Business News. She has been interviewed as an expert on employment law topics by the Ventura County Star, the Pacific Coast Business Times and Workforce: HR Trends & Tools for Business Results.

For almost two decades, Karen Gabler has counseled employers in all aspects of employment law, including:

  • Social media in the workplace
  • Diversity policies and training
  • Wrongful termination
  • Discrimination, harassment & retaliation
  • Defamation & invasion of privacy
  • Breach of contract
  • Protection of employer trade secrets & confidential information
  • Executive compensation models & agreements
  • Workplace privacy
  • Internal investigations & audits
  • Employee discipline
  • Hiring and termination
  • Wage and hour matters
  • Employee benefits
  • Health and safety issues
  • Leaves of absence
  • Development and revision of employee handbooks & personnel policies
  • Training and preventive counseling for employee relations and litigation avoidance

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760 Paseo Camarillo
Suite 300
Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone: 805.248.7208

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