Kristin D. Lindgren

Kristin D. Lindgren Associate

An associate in LCW's Sacramento office, Kristin provides counsel and representation to public sector agencies and educational institutions on a variety of matters including labor, employment, and education law. Kristin also provides guidance to schools and colleges in matters pertaining to student issues.

Kristin has more than a decade of experience working with educational institutions and represents clients in a variety of issues such as student discipline matters, including expulsions, employee discipline, labor disputes, leaves, charter school issues, and disability accommodation. In addition to her work on behalf of LCW's education clients, Kristin also represents public sector agencies in matters including grievance arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, unit modification petitions, FLSA audits, employee discipline, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and whistleblower complaints, and Brown Act and Public Records Act compliance. Kristin has represented clients before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Administrative Hearings, the Labor Commissioner, Arbitrators, and PERB.

Kristin’s practice also includes conducting fact-finding investigations into complaints in the areas of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, bullying, employee misconduct, athletic recruiting violations, and Equal Pay Act claims.

Professional and Community Involvement

Kristin is a member of the California Council of School Attorneys (CCSA), Employment Section of the California State Bar, and Sacramento County Bar Association.

Nov 16, 2020 Press Release

LCW to Present Eight Workshops at the 2020 Community College League of California Annual Convention

We are thrilled to present and sponsor the 2020 Community College League of California Annual Convention taking place virtually this week (November 17 – 20)!  Don’t miss our eight scheduled conference presentations by our expert speakers.  Topics include return to campus issues, layoffs, negotiating in stressful budgetary times, and much, much more. 

Sep 9, 2020

Investigations in the Time of COVID-19

Partner Pilar Morin and Associate Kristin Lindgren authored the ACHRO/EEO's The Communicator article, "Investigations in the Time of COVID-19," discussing the obligations CCDs have to conduct legally compliant investigations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug 10, 2020

California Department of Public Health and California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Issue COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education

On August 7, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“Cal/OSHA”) issued guidance for the operation of institutions of higher education, including private colleges and universities, to provide safe environments for employee and student safety related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug 10, 2020

California Department of Public Health and California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Issue COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education

On August 7, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“Cal/OSHA”) issued guidance for the operation of institutions of higher education, including community college districts, to provide safe environments for employee and student safety related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jul 22, 2020

Governor and California Department of Public Health Issue Guidance and Restrictions Regarding Reopening of K-12 Schools for In-Person Instruction

On July 17, 2020, Governor Newsom announced statewide restrictions on the reopening of K-12 schools. Along with this announcement, the California Department of Public Health (“CDHP”) issued updated state guidelines and requirements regarding both in person and distance learning, as summarized in this bulletin.

May 8, 2020

Fall Checklist for Community College Districts

As community college districts look toward the Fall 2020 semester, they will be making significant operational decisions about the way they will be offering programs and services. The current economic outlook, continued uncertainty about shelter-in-place orders as a result of COVID-19, and possible State budget cuts, will also affect districts. These are difficult and unprecedented circumstances, and districts have dual responsibilities to their students and employees to ensure a smooth transition into Fall 2020. This checklist is intended to assist districts in preparing for issues that may arise as a result of COVID-19.

16 December 2020
Consortium Trainings

Speaking Freely or Shouting "Fire"

Northern CA CCD ERC Webinar
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20 November 2020
Speaking Engagements

Workforce Management Strategies During Challenging Budgets

Community College League of California (CCLC) Annual Convention Webinar
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17 November 2020
Speaking Engagements

Return to Campus Issues - the Learning Place in Transition

Community College League of California (CCLC) Annual Convention Webinar
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20 October 2020
Customized Trainings

Legal Aspects of Violence in the Workplace

City of Stockton Webinar
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