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
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.  

Jul 18, 2017

Trend Alert: Closing the Wage Gap

In 2015, women earned 80% of what men earned, according to the United States Census Bureau.  The disparity is even more prevalent for women of color.  But California has taken steps to close the wage gap, including amendments to the Equal Pay Act in 2016 and 2017, and more equalizing legislation may be on the horizon.

May 2, 2017

It’s (Almost) Summertime, but the Livin’ is not Always Easy for Employers

Many kids and adults alike look forward to summer all year. Summer means longer days, more ice cream, and no school. However, summer can also mean challenges for employers. Though the issues discussed below can come up any time of year, employers often find that they crop up more frequently during the summer months. The tips below will help employers get ahead of potential problems, and make summer feel like a day at the beach.

Jan 17, 2017

“I Don’t Feel So Good” – Protecting Employees from Illness in the Workplace During Cold and Flu Season

The holiday season is behind us, but we are still in the thick of cold and flu season.  It seems like everyone you pass on the street or stand next to on the bus is sneezing, coughing, or blowing their nose.  With so many people sick, it’s not surprising that many people have also encountered the same sneezing and coughing from a colleague who is sick but came to work anyway.  

Nov 3, 2016

Can California Employers Require Employees To Pass On Marijuana Even If It’s Legalized On Election Day?

Twenty years ago, California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana.  Since then, numerous other states have legalized marijuana for medicinal use.  What about more general legalization? Though a previous attempt in 2010 failed, a recent poll indicates that California is in fact poised to join the small group of states, including California’s west coast neighbors Washington and Oregon, that have legalized marijuana for recreational use.

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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