Alysha Stein-Manes

Alysha Stein-Manes Associate

Alysha Stein-Manes provides representation and counsel to LCW clients in all matters pertaining to labor, employment, and education law.

Prior to joining Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, Alysha served as a policy analyst in former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa's Office of Education where she wrote briefings and memoranda and devised communications strategies for the Mayor regarding Los Angeles Unified School Districts proposals, state and federal policy, and other education-related initiatives.  In addition, while at the Office of Education, Alysha tracked and advocated for federal grants and legislation at local, state and federal levels and oversaw collaboration with mayoral and school district staff, labor, business and other stakeholders to improve educational outcomes for the children of Los Angeles. 

While in law school, Alysha participated in the Boston University School of Law Civil Litigation Clinic where she represented indigent clients in housing, employment, and consumer rights matters.  She also interned for the Children's Law Center in Washington, D.C., where she researched mental health, special education and child welfare issues, conducted investigations, and successfully argued a motion in a neglect proceeding.  Alysha also served as an editor for the Boston University School of Law Public Interest Law Journal, where her article about the state constitutionality of seniority-based teacher layoff policies was published. 

Alysha received her BA in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley where she graduated with highest honors, and her JD from Boston University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude.


  • JD, Boston University School of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

Jul 27, 2017

Employers Must Now Provide Notice to Employees Pursuant to AB 2337 / Labor Code Section 230.1 Regarding the Rights of Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking in the Workplace

Last November, we reported that Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill No. 2337 (“AB 2337”) into law.  AB 2337 amended Labor Code section 230.1 (“Section 230.1”) to require employers to provide written notice to employees regarding the rights of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking in the workplace. 

May 23, 2017

California Legislation Seeks to Limit Public Agency Activities Surrounding Immigration Enforcement and Religious Freedom

In December 2016, shortly after the November 8 presidential election, members of the California Legislature introduced for consideration a series of bills addressing immigration enforcement. 

Mar 7, 2017

CalPERS School and Local Agency Members May Now Recover Service Credit and Compensation Earnable Upon Administrative, Arbitral or Judicial Reversals of Terminations

CalPERS contracting agencies and schools should be aware that effective January 1, 2017, if an employee’s termination is overturned on appeal, back pay is not the only thing the employee will be able to recover. 

Jan 24, 2017

Employers’ Continuing Affordable Care Act Obligations Under the Trump Administration

One of the first acts of the new Administration was to issue an Executive Order (the “Order”) “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Pending Repeal.”  

Oct 5, 2016

Governor Signs SB 1379

Last week, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 1379.  SB 1379 essentially provides part-time, temporary faculty, as defined by the Education Code, with "reemployment" rights.  Specifically, the Bill requires community college districts, as a condition of receiving Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) funds, to collectively bargain the terms of the District's reemployment preference and regular evaluation process, for part-time, temporary faculty.  Under current law, Education Code section 87482.9 provides that reemployment rights are a mandatory subject of bargaining.  In other words, if a bargaining unit representing part-time, temporary employees requests to bargain reemployment rights, a district must comply.  SB 1379 amends the Education Code by adding Section 87482.3 to impose an affirmative obligation on districts to bargain reemployment rights as a condition of receiving SSSP funding, whether or not a request is made by the bargaining unit to do so.   

Jun 16, 2016

Righting Wrongs Before It Costs Serious Dough – How Affordable Care Act Audits Can Help Employers Avoid Steep Reporting Penalties

At the beginning of each calendar year  all employers who are considered “Applicable Large Employers” (“ALE”) under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) Employer Mandate Regulations will be required to file with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) annual information returns concerning the health care coverage offered to full-time employees.  Employers may be assessed penalties for failures to offer minimum essential coverage (“MEC”) to substantially all of their full-time employees or for failures to timely file correct returns.


  • JD, Boston University School of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

20 April 2018
Consortium Trainings

Managing the Marginal Employee

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14 September 2017
Consortium Trainings

Retirement Issues for California's Community College and K-12 School Districts

Ventura County Schools Self-Funding Authority ERC Camarillo
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  • JD, Boston University School of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

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