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.


  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

Oct 6, 2020

Zooming into Privacy Issues

Believe it or not, it’s been approximately 6 months since Governor Newsom announced California’s stay-at-home order. Since then, many government agencies, courts, and schools have switched to using videoconferencing platforms such as Zoom or Google Meet to help their offices stay connected during the pandemic. While these virtual meeting platforms have played a vital role in helping many employers maintain business operations, employers should also keep in mind the different privacy concerns that may arise while using these systems.

Sep 21, 2020

Governor Newsom Signs SB 1159 and AB 685 Into Law Impacting COVID-19 Related Workers’ Compensation Coverage and Creating New Notice and Reporting Requirements Related to COVID-19 Workplace Exposures

On September 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law two COVID-19 related bills – Senate Bill (“SB”) 1159 and Assembly Bill (“AB”) 685.  SB 1159 is an urgency bill that is effective immediately, and sets forth rebuttable presumption standards to establish workers’ compensation coverage for employees who contract COVID-19.  AB 685 modifies occupational safety standards to require employers to provide notice and report information related to COVID-19 exposures, and provides the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“Cal/OSHA”) expanded authority to enforce such requirements and ensure safe workplace operations.  AB 685 is effective January 1, 2021. 

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. 


  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

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