Anticouni & Ricotta | Leaders In Employment Litigation Serving Clients Throughout California.

Representing Employers With Decades Of Experience

Although widely known for its successful representation of Employees, Anticouni & Ricotta has always assisted its Employer clients in all areas of workplace law and related litigation.

Mr. Anticouni has represented Employers for 48 years. In doing so, he has helped hundreds of Employer clients stay out of Employment trouble. He believes litigation is always the last option. However, when Employee claims against our Employer clients are filed, he provides aggressive and successful representation in settlement negotiations and by court victories. Mr. Anticouni is undefeated in Court in dozens of cases litigated on behalf of our firms’ Employer clients.

Anticouni & Ricotta helps its Employer clients with legal advice designed to avoid Employee claims and lawsuits. Preventive policies and procedures are the best way to stay out of trouble. Our firm is often retained by an Employer’s business law firm because they know experienced Employment lawyers are the best defense for alleged legal workplace violations. We also are retained by Employers after a lawsuit or Employment claim has been filed. Regardless of how we are retained, we are immediately ready to defend our Employer clients. Because we represent Employees as well as Employers, we know the strengths and weaknesses of Employee claims. Let us put our vast Employment Law experience to work for you.

We can assist you with:

Mr. Anticouni was a trial attorney for the National Labor Relations Board and has an in-depth background in resisting union organizing activities and negotiating union contracts in collective bargaining situations.

Wage and Hour Claims

Wage and Hour laws and regulations continue to expand every week. Anticouni & Ricotta is widely known for its expertise in Wage and Hour Laws and Regulations. The potential for expensive claims is always present in California.

We can assist you to comply with the current rules and defend you when facing claims involving:

  • Exempt Classification
  • Off-the-Clock Claims Arising By the Use of Mobile Devices
  • Travel Time
  • Meal and Break Requirements
  • Arbitration Agreements to Avoid Lawsuits
  • Settlement Strategies
  • Collective and Class Actions

Our Employer Clients

We have represented hundreds of Central Coast Employers. Listed below are some of our present and former Employer clients and their industries:


  • All Clean Emergency Services – Natural Disaster Cleanup
  • Enerpro, Inc. – Power Electronics
  • GMS Industrial – Metal Fabrication
  • Little Dog House – Animal Grooming
  • Marborg – Waste Disposal
  • Santa Barbara Adventure Company – Travel Outfitter
  • Releve Unlimited – Event Production
  • Blum & Sons – Electrical Contractor
  • Harbor View Inn – Hotel
  • Ironwood Design – Ornamental Iron Fabrication
  • Epsilon Psi House – Fraternity
  • Fairview Car Wash – Car Wash & Detail
  • Margerum Wine – Winery
  • Santa Barbara Aircraft Management – Air Travel
  • Skate One – Skate Board Manufacturer
  • Wine Cask – Restaurant
  • Make It Work – Computer Support
  • Self Care Hospital – Healing Practice
  • Santa Barbara Ceramic Design – Art Manufacturer
  • Valley Animal Hospital – Veterinarians
  • Precision Auto Body – Auto Repair, Paint & Detail
  • United Boys and Girls Club – Youth Organization
  • SIMA Management – Property Management
  • Santa Barbara Surfacing – Construction
  • Koegel Consulting – Autism Consultants
  • On The Beach – Bed & Breakfast
  • Personal Shopper – Insurance Broker
  • Grand House – Sewing Center
  • Santa Cruz Markets – Grocery

Workplace Investigations

Bruce Anticouni and Nicole Ricotta are experienced workplace investigators. They have conducted investigations for both large and small employers covering a broad range of issues including discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and violation of employer policies. Their investigations are objective, efficient, cost effective, and conducted in a manner aimed at helping participants resolve their issues as quickly as possible.