Frances Rogers provides representation and legal counsel to clients in all matters pertaining to labor, employment and education law. Frances has extensive litigation, arbitration, and administrative hearing related experience, including deposition and discovery, settlement, court proceedings and advocacy before State and local administrative officers and tribunals. Frances is experienced in conducting and assisting with investigations pertaining to harassment, discrimination, internal affairs and other employee misconduct.
Frances has extensive experience advising and advocating for local government agencies on retirement issues including reducing retirement costs, modifying benefits, retirement tiers, pensionable compensation, retirement system membership and member classifications, employer and employee contributions, U.S. and State Constitutional issues, vesting, service and disability retirements, post-retirement employment limitations, retiree health insurance, and other post-employment benefits (OPEB). Frances advises and represents clients on matters involving public pension systems including CalPERS, '37 Act county retirement systems, STRS, PARS, and other local municipal pension systems. Frances is also actively involved in advising clients on public pension reform issues including State and local reform measures.
Frances has experience in labor negotiations and matters involving labor relations, specifically with respect to the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act and the Educational Employees Relations Act. She has negotiated collective bargaining agreements on behalf of public agencies and handled and advised on other labor relations matters including agency shop, PERB complaints, unfair labor practices, unilateral implementation, labor grievances and litigation, and decertification/certification.
Frances also represents and advises community college districts and school districts in several areas including student discipline, campus safety and police, teacher/faculty/classified discipline, reduction-in-force, merit system, hiring, leaves, Brown Act and labor relations. In 2008, Frances served as Interim General Counsel for a California community college district. In 2009 and 2010, Frances was chosen as a Northern California Rising Star in the field of Employment & Labor Law.
Frances is also a contributing author to the firm's California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog.
Prior to joining Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Frances worked for a Central Valley firm handling a variety of civil litigation.
Selected for inclusion in Northern California Rising Star in the field of Employment & Labor Law, 2010
Selected for inclusion in Northern California Rising Star in the field of Employment & Labor Law, 2009