Megan Lewis

Megan Lewis Associate

Megan Lewis represents public employers, including cities, counties, and special districts, and private school clients on employment law issues.  Megan has over a decade of litigation experience before state and federal courts, administrative bodies, and private arbitrations.  She is experienced in all aspects of the litigation process, including pleadings, written discovery and depositions, dispositive motion practice, and alternative dispute resolution.  Megan also advises on, and conducts, workplace investigations.  She has conducted investigations involving a variety of allegations, including harassment, workplace violence, and off duty misconduct.

Prior to joining LCW's San Francisco Office, Megan worked for an international law firm focusing on employment law litigation. She has also served as a Research and Writing Intern at the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Defender of Pennsylvania and a Summer Law Clerk to Presiding Judge Paul P. Biebel at the Circuit Court of Cook County, Criminal Division in Chicago, Illinois.

Education

  • JD, University of Illinois College of Law

  • BA, Seattle University

Apr 11, 2017 Webinars on Demand
Five Things California Private Schools Need to Know About: Legal Marijuana Use
Apr 17, 2018

Not So Fast! The Ninth Circuit Reverses Itself and Rules Employers Cannot Consider Applicants' Prior Salary in Setting Rate of Pay

Just one day before Equal Pay Day, April 10, 2018, the Ninth Circuit in Rizo v. Yovino ruled that an employer cannot perpetuate a gender pay gap by paying a female employee less than a male employee for the same work, simply because the female employee made less money in a prior position. The Ninth Circuit’s decision reversed its prior precedent and changed the law in a way designed to expedite elimination of pay gaps.

Mar 1, 2018

U.S. Appeals Court Tells Public Employers to Stay Out of Employee's Bedrooms - Off Duty Sex Between Co-Workers Is Protected By Constitutional Right to Privacy

Earlier this month, in Perez v. City of Roseville, the U.S. Court of Appeals held that terminating a police officer for engaging in an off-duty, extramarital affair with a co-worker could violate the officer’s right to privacy under the U.S. Constitution.

Dec 12, 2017

The Ninth Circuit Provides Guidance Regarding Compliance with the Minimum Wage Provision of the FLSA

In Douglas v. Xerox Business Services, the Ninth Circuit became the latest circuit to rule that employers should look at the workweek as a whole to determine compliance with the minimum-wage provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  This result has also been adopted by Second, Fourth, Eighth, and D.C. Circuits, and is reflective of a policy enacted by the Department decades ago.

Dec 4, 2017

Two Bills Addressing Pay Disparities – AB 168 and AB 1008

Two bills recently signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown create new protections for California job applicants in both the private and public sector.  These laws are the latest in a series of laws passed in California that address equal pay issues and pay disparities in the workplace based on race and gender.  

Oct 17, 2017

Don’t Wait for a Scandal: Now is the Time to Update Your Agency’s Harassment Policies and Procedures

The allegations of sexual harassment and assault levied against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have been front page news for the last week.  The board of directors of his company swiftly voted to terminate his employment, but only time will tell what impact Mr. Weinstein’s transgressions (and alleged criminal activity) will have on his former company.  

Aug 22, 2017

Is Your Agency’s Disciplinary Appeal Process Compliant With POBRA? You Might Be Surprised

A California Court of Appeal recently found that the City and County of San Francisco’s disciplinary procedure for police officers is not compliant with the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (“POBRA”), which requires that all California law enforcement agencies provide officers with certain minimum procedural rights.  

Education

  • JD, University of Illinois College of Law

  • BA, Seattle University

Apr 11, 2017 Webinars on Demand
Five Things California Private Schools Need to Know About: Legal Marijuana Use
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