Savana V. Manglona

Savana V. Manglona Associate

Savana Manglona is an Associate in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s Sacramento office. Savana provides advice and counsel to clients in a variety of matters pertaining to labor and employment law and litigation. Savana advises clients on wage and hour claims, wrongful termination claims, harassment and discrimination claims, and public records acts for cities, counties, special districts and public safety agencies. She also supports the firm’s legislative tracking efforts on labor and employment law legislation.

Furthermore, Savana assists in all phases of litigation, from the pre-litigation stage through mediation and trial. She has experience in drafting pleading motions, memoranda, written discovery, demand letters and arguments for opposition.

Prior to joining LCW, Savana served as a judicial extern for the Eastern District of California.  She also was a summer law clerk for a municipal law firm near Sacramento and was selected for the Sacramento County Bar Association Diversity Fellowship. Savana graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and received her J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law. In law school, Savana was the Judge Recruitment Chair for the Moot Court Honors Board, President of the Filipino Law Students Association and an editor for the Immigration and Nationality Law Review and Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy.

Education

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

Feb 24, 2020

Safety First: What Employers Need to Know About Workplace Violence Prevention

On the afternoon of May 31, 2019, a disgruntled public employee fatally shot twelve people and wounded four others in a mass shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Eleven were city employees, and one was a contractor in the building there to obtain a permit. The building housed the city’s public works, utilities, and planning departments in an open-government facility with no additional security to enter but security passes required for accessing employee areas and conference rooms. 

Violence in the workplace is not a new phenomenon. The most recent data gathered by the U.S. Bureau of Justice on workplace violence specific to public employees found that from 2002 to 2011, about 96 percent of workplace violence against government workers was against state, county, and local employees. Public employers and employees in particular are uniquely exposed to workplace violence.

Dec 5, 2019

Lactation Accommodation Requirements Expand in California Jan. 1, 2020

California employers with 50 or more employees need to prepare for a new law that requires them to provide private lactation spaces, reasonable break times to express milk, and policies spelled out for workers, write attorneys with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore. The law takes effect Jan. 1, 2020, and failing to comply could mean fines of $100 a day.

Nov 27, 2019

What Employers Should Know About California's New Lactation Accommodation Requirements

This article was published in The Recorder.

While lactation accommodation requirements are not new to California employers, Senate Bill 142 significantly expands an employer’s obligation to provide lactation accommodations and provides new consequences for noncompliance. California employers should be aware of these new obligations to ensure their work sites are compliant by the Jan. 1, 2020, effective date.

Oct 16, 2019

Three New Labor And Employment Law Bills That Will Impact Public Employers

Just prior to the October 13, 2019 deadline to sign/veto bills from this year’s Legislative Session, Governor Gavin Newson signed several labor and employment law bills into law that will bring about significant changes for California public employers beginning next year.  Below are summaries on three of these new bills that will go into effect on January 1, 2020.

Education

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

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