Beer, Wine & Spirits Industry

Labor & Employment Services

Packages  |  Audits/Contracts  |  California (Only) Services


We have a nationally-recognized labor& employment practice counseling employers in controversies involving allegations of employment discrimination because of race, sex, religion, disability, national origin, veterans’ status, family and medical leave, and age are a substantial part of our employment law practice. Our attorneys represent clients in these areas and defend discrimination claims before state and local fair employment practice agencies, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other federal agencies. We also defend these cases in state and federal courts.

For beer, wine & spirits clients, we regularly handle:

  • Benefits,

  • Documentation,

  • Ensuring tied house laws,

  • Employment agreements, and

  • Unique considerations in employment.




(Package customization available at base plus hourly rates for changes)

Start-Up Brewery Employee Package: $500

  • Five (5) hiring packets with poster
  • Initial forms:
    - Intellectual property
    - Meal period waiver
    - Confidentiality Agreement
    - Equipment Issue Form
    - Emergency Contact Form
    - Performance Review Form
    - Standard job descriptions

Complete Brewery Employee Package: $2,000

  • Five (5) hiring packets with poster
  • Initial forms:
    - Intellectual property
    - Meal period waiver
    - Confidentiality Agreement
    - Equipment Issue Form
    - Emergency Contact Form
    - Performance Review Form
    - Standard job descriptions
    - Standard employee handbook




Initial Compliance Audit: $1,000
($500 to be applied to any future work)

Annual Compliance Review: $750
($150 to be applied to any future work)


Employment contracts

Severance agreements, pre-termination audits, etc.: $425/hour



Employment Law/Human Resources (California only)

Hiring Packets

Five (5) packets with poster: $200

  • One (1) poster*

  • Wage order

  • - I-9

  • Pamphlets

  • Checklist

  • Additional set of five (5) packets – $90/set

Additional Initial Forms: $300

  • Intellectual property

  • Meal period waiver

  • Confidentiality agreement

  • Equipment issue form

  • Emergency contact form

  • Performance review form

Job Descriptions

Standard: $250

  • Sales
  • Brewers
  • Tasting room staff

Customized: Billed at hourly rates

  • Based on the number of positions
  • Compensation plans
  • Offer letters

Employee Handbooks

Basic: $1,500

Customized: $425/hour

Audit of an existing handbook: $425/hour