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.


  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

Aug 31, 2020

Governor Newsom Announces New Blueprint for Safer Economy Plan; California Department of Public Health Issues Guidance Regarding Tier Framework for Reducing COVID-19 and Adjusting Permitted Sector Activities

On Friday, August 28, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” plan, effective August 31, 2020, which imposes color-coded, risk-based criteria on tightening and loosening COVID-19 allowable activities and expands the length of time between changes to assess how movement affects the trajectory of the disease. This Blueprint replaces the previous County Data Monitoring List for determining what activities can and cannot reopen. On August 28, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) also issued a Plan for Reducing COVID-19 and Adjusting Permitted Sector Activities to Keep Californians Healthy and Safe, which provides information on how to interpret the Blueprint’s color-coded Tier System Framework and the steps required for a county to advance to the next tier. The information provided below applies to both private schools and public schools, unless otherwise noted.

Aug 5, 2020

State Guidance Issued for Elementary School Waivers, Extracurricular Activities, and FAQs for Reopening K-12 Schools

On August 3, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued new guidance for schools and school-based programs.  The latest guidance includes frequently asked questions from schools and provides information regarding the waiver process for in-person learning elementary education.

Jul 23, 2020

Updated Statewide Guidance for Childcare Programs and Providers

On June 8, 2020, LCW issued a Special Bulletin on statewide COVID-19 guidance for the reopening of childcare programs and providers. On July 17, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Social Services, and Cal-OSHA released updated statewide guidance for childcare programs and providers. Childcare providers must also comply with the guidance for childcare facilities released by the State Department of Social Services on July 15, 2020.

Apr 1, 2020

New Law Expands Workplace Lactation Accommodation Requirements for Employers

Gage C. Dungy and Savana V. Maglona authored this article for Western City. 

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.


  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

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