Arthur (Art) Hartinger is one of California’s leading labor and employment attorneys. He has been designated by the Daily Journal as one of the “Top 75 Labor & Employment Attorneys” in 2013 and a “Northern California Super Lawyer” each year since the inception of the award in 2004. Art was also selected by the Daily Journal as one of the “Top 20 Municipal Lawyers in California” for 2011, 2012, and 2013, and in 2012 he was named one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California.” He represents public and private clients in complex state and federal litigation pertaining to all types of labor and employment issues, including California and U.S. Constitutional Law, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII, Title IX, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
In his 30-year career, Art has represented clients in a variety of litigation matters, including class actions, writs and jury trials. His litigation practice also includes administrative and binding arbitration hearings before personnel boards, arbitrators and administrative law judges, and also advising personnel boards and civil service commissions.
Art is also experienced in labor relations, negotiations and workplace investigations. As a lead negotiator in collective bargaining, he has represented numerous employers in negotiations with deputy sheriffs, police and fire personnel, managers, service employees, laborers, attorneys, and other professional and service employees. His public agency and nonprofit clients have included: the City and County of San Francisco; the City of Los Angeles, Chabot Space and Science Center; the cities of Tracy, Stockton, San Jose, Fremont, Sunnyvale, Berkeley and Long Beach; various special districts, including the. Santa Clara Valley Water District; and various California counties, including Alameda, Kern, Marin, Mendocino and Tuolumne.