The California Association of Winegrape Growers is proud to announce it has partnered with the law firm of Fisher Phillips, LLP to offer an employment and labor law hotline.

This hotline allows current CAWG grower members the opportunity to call upon labor and employment law experts to clarify or answer your legal questions. Each CAWG grower member can contact the law office of Fisher Phillips, LLP and receive one free twenty-minute consultation per month.

Fisher Phillips, LLP is prepared to answer your labor and employment law related questions.
Please review the scope of the hotline and tips before utilizing the services of Fisher Phillips, LLP.

ABOUT FISHER PHILLIPS, LLP                                                                                                           

Fisher Phillips is one of the oldest and largest employment law firms in the country, representing management exclusively in the areas of labor, employment, employee benefits and immigration law.  With more than 400 attorneys and 36 offices nationwide, Fisher Phillips represents a wide range of employers in the agriculture industry.

In every matter Fisher Phillips handles, they identify the client’s primary business objectives and then find and implement a solution to meet those objectives. Fisher Phillips’ attorneys recognize that labor and employment problems arise without much prior warning and require an immediate response, so they are highly accessible to their clients by phone and e-mail.

Fisher Phillips provides thoughtful advice and counsel that is designed to anticipate and prevent employee claims and lawsuits, government investigations, and union organizing activity. Because of their deep knowledge and experience, Fisher Phillips can efficiently handle all types of labor and employment law matters.

Learn more about Fisher Phillips and the services offered at

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW HOTLINE BASICS                                                                           

  • CAWG grower members are entitled to one complimentary 20-minute legal consultation per month.
  • The complimentary consultation will be limited to routine labor and employment advice and counsel.
  • To the extent additional time is needed, or if you wish to engage in any substantive document review, research, drafting of documents, or litigation, that additional time and service would be billed separately.


BEFORE THE CALL:                                                                                                                               

  • Fisher Phillips, LLP will do a CAWG membership check. Be sure that your membership is current and that you know the name in which your company's CAWG membership is under.
  • Organize your thoughts and clearly articulate your specific legal concern or issue you’d like to address.
  • To avoid potential conflict of interest problems, phrase your question(s) without specifically naming a party (individual or company).
  • If you have several questions, then list and ask them in the order of greatest priority.

THE CALL:                                                                                                                                                

  • When you are ready, call the CAWG Employment and Labor Law Hotline at (415) 490-9048.
  • Brandon Kahoush or Collin Cook will answer your call.
  • State your company name (as listed with CAWG).
  • Be prepared to provide a call-back number and email address.
  • Upon your first time using the advise line, an informal conflict check will be conducted in-house.
  • You will then be able to ask your questions. Remember to ask questions in order of greatest priority.
  • If advise matters are related to specific employees or competitors, a conflict of interest report will need to be run. Please allow up to 90 minutes for a return call.

NEED ADDITIONAL ADVICE PAST 20-MINUTES?                                                                               

In the event a question or issue is complicated or requires additional time:

  • Fisher Phillips, LLP will advise the CAWG member that the type of legal services they’re requesting exceeds the scope of the Hotline. They will then discuss the extent of work that would need to be performed in further detail.
  • If the grower decides that they would like to retain the assistance of Fisher Phillips, LLP, a discussion and estimated budget to perform the requested work will be presented.

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The information and materials on this site are provided for informational purposes only, and do not represent the position or opinions of CAWG or Fisher Phillips. The information and materials on this site are not intended to provide specific legal advice.  Please consult with a qualified lawyer of your choice that is familiar with your specific situation before making a decision on any matter.

Your accessing this site, utilizing the employment hotline, and/or subscribing to CAWG or Fisher Phillips newsletters or alerts via this site, shall not create an attorney-client relationship between Fisher Phillips and you and/or any entity you represent.  An attorney-client relationship with Fisher Phillips may only be established after Fisher Phillips has run the appropriate conflicts checks and has issued, and the client has signed, Fisher Phillips’ engagement letter agreement.

In some jurisdictions, a website may be considered attorney advertising. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision, and you should not rely solely upon advertisements.  You should act with the benefit of full information about the attorney and firm you select. To that end, please contact Fisher Phillips if you would like more information about our firm. No representation is made or intended that the quality of the legal services to be performed by Fisher Phillips is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.


If you have any questions regarding this member benefit, please contact Natalie Collins, Director of Member Relations at the California Association of Winegrape Growers.
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