Megan Lewis

Megan Lewis Associate

Megan Lewis represents public employers, including cities, counties, special districts, and private school clients on employment law issues.  Megan is an accomplished litigator with over a decade of litigation experience before state and federal courts, administrative bodies, and in private arbitrations.  She is experienced in all aspects of the litigation process, including pleadings, written discovery and depositions, dispositive motion practice, alternative dispute resolution and trial.  Megan defends employers on the full array of employment law matters, including cases involving alleged violations of Title VII, the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the California and United States Constitutions, and tort claims.  She also provides advice and counsel to the firm’s clients on diverse employment and labor law matters such as employee leave issues, discipline, and anti-discrimination, harassment, and retaliation laws.

Megan also advises on and regularly conducts, workplace investigations.  She has conducted investigations for public and private employers involving a variety of allegations, including harassment, workplace violence, misuse of funds, conflicts of interest, and off-duty misconduct.

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
Dec 11, 2018

Key Insights from the DFEH's Annual Report

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently issued its 2017 Annual Report, which provides a fascinating glimpse into who is filing complaints and why.

Sep 5, 2018

California Strengthens Breastfeeding Protections in the Workplace

California law has long-surpassed federal law in the area of lactation accommodation in the workplace.  Senate Bill 937 (“SB 937”), if it is approved by Governor Brown, would go even further to protect the rights of employees who need to express breastmilk at work.  This new legislation would also create new obligations for California employers, including a requirement that employers implement a lactation accommodation policy that meets certain specified criteria.  (San Francisco enacted an ordinance with similar provisions in June 2017, which became effective on January 1, 2018.)

May 22, 2018

Employers May Soon Be Required to Accommodate Employee Use of Medical Marijuana

Since recreational marijuana was legalized in 2016, many have assumed that employment protections for marijuana users would likely expand, either via legislation or though litigation.

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.

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
12 October 2018
Speaking Engagements

Put Your Investigation in the Best Light - Common Areas of Attack in Investigations

Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) Annual Conference 2018 Burlingame
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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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