Lou regularly represents employers before various federal and state agencies, advises employers in labor union matters, and counsels employers in preventive law and developing personnel policies.

Lou's practice covers a broad spectrum of traditional labor law and employment law matters. He also conducts in-house training for employer management teams.

Lou has been a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Corps (JAG), a Field Attorney with the National Labor Relations Board and Labor Counsel for Litton Industries.

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Employment & Labor Law Attorney

Louis A. Cappadona
Attorney

LightGabler LLP
760 Paseo Camarillo
Suite 300
Camarillo, CA 93010
Direct Phone/Fax: 805.248.7411
Email: lcappadona@lightgablerlaw.com
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Lou provides legal advice to clients on a variety of workplace laws including:

  • Wage and Hour issues
  • Employee reviews, discipline and termination
  • Reductions in force and layoffs
  • Exempt v. Non-Exempt status
  • Labor Unions and Union Awareness Training
  • Discrimination and Harassment Investigations
  • Employment Issues in the sale or purchase of a Business
  • Temporary and leased employees
  • Mandated employee leaves of absence
  • Unemployment and State Disability Insurance

Professional Experience

Lou Cappadona is an AV-rated attorney in Martindale Hubbell and has more than 40 years of experience covering a broad spectrum of employment and traditional labor law matters. Lou represents employers before various federal and state agencies, advises employers in labor union matters, counsels employers in preventive law and develops personnel policies and employee handbooks. He has been a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Corps (JAG), a Field Attorney with the National Labor Relations Board and Labor Counsel for Litton Industries. He has been in private practice representing employers and management since 1976.

Community

Lou is a member of the California and Ventura County Bar Associations. He is a Board member of the East Ventura County Employer Advisory Council (EAC) and served as its Program Director for many years. He is also a member of the Employers Group Woodland Hills Regional Board of Directors. His community activities include serving on the Board of Regents for Mary Health Convalescent and Nursing Hospital and the Board of the Westlake Lake Management Association. Lou provides employment law services to several not for profit agencies including Para Los Niños, Mary Health of the Sick Convalescent and Nursing Hospital and Cars4Causes. He was a Seminar Leader at the Industrial Relations Center at CalTech in Pasadena for 6 years and he is a frequent speaker for professional and business groups. He also conducts in-house trainings for employer management teams.

Education

Lou received his Bachelor of Science degree from St. Peter’s University, his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio and did graduate work in the Labor Law program at New York University School of Law. During his military service, he also attended the JAG school at the University of Virginia.

Personal

Lou resides with his wife in Westlake Village. They have 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren. Lou is a "gym rat" and when he is not at his local health club, you can find him hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains. He is an avid amateur photographer and takes his video camcorder on all vacation trips and during visits with his grandchildren.