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EAG represents employers  in a wide range of industries, from agricultural and manufacturing to technical services and emerging technology, and handles a variety of matters, from traditional union-management labor law to employment discrimination and trade secret & intellectual property litigation. 

EAG represents employers in both state and federal courts in California, and before investigative and quasi-judicial administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Industrial Relations, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

In addition to defending employers in civil courts and before administrative agencies, EAG provides advice and counsel to employers of all sizes regarding the formulation and implementation of internal policies, the avoidance and mitigation of civil liability risks, and the resolution of disputes and potential disputes.

Located in the rolling hills of beautiful San Luis Obispo, Employer Advocates Group works to promote the interests of business owners throughout the state.  At EAG, we work tirelessly to give you peace of mind by defending your interests through litigation and working with you to install policies and programs that safeguard your business from future legal issues. We understand how hard you’ve worked to build your business, and we aim to allow you to stay focused on the

work you love.  Let us handle the legal issues so you can get back to the real work!



Admitted to Practice




U.S. Federal Courts

Steven M. Chanley is a shareholder with Employer Advocates Group LC (“EAG”)  where he concentrates on the representation and counseling of employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.  Mr. Chanley is rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory as “AV,” the highest rating given to attorneys based on their legal ability and professional ethics, reliability and diligence.    

Mr. Chanley has over 30 years’ experience representing employers in civil and administrative litigation matters, and providing consultation and advice to employers across a broad range of industries regarding labor and employment law matters.  His practice includes the litigation of wage-hour, trade secret/non-competition, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, and wrongful discharge matters.  He also represents employers before the California Labor Commissioner, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Mr. Chanley also counseled corporations in employment and personnel policy matters, and has conducted training seminars for supervisors and human resources managers. 

Mr. Chanley is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo (B.A., cum laude, 1985) and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1989).  During law school, he was a member of the Hastings Moot Court Board, and won two American Jurisprudence awards for academic excellence in the study of Labor Law.  In 1989, he served as an extern at the National Labor Relations Board’s Regional Office in San Francisco.  


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Joe Navran is an associate attorney with Employer Advocates Group LC (“EAG”) where he concentrates on the representation and counseling of employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.  

Mr. Navran is a graduate of Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California.  



Melanie Conrad Office Manager employment San Luis Obispo EAG Employer Advocates Group

Melanie Conrad
Office Manager



735 Tank Farm Road Suite 130-B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel:   805-782-9900

Fax:  805-782-9901

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