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JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

BA, University of California, Davis

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In law school, Jennifer argued and won the release of an individual sentenced 40 years to life under California’s Three Strikes Law.

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California Supreme Court to decide whether whistleblower protections apply when the employer already knows about the violation
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

The California Supreme Court has agreed to address whether the whistleblower statute, Labor Code section 1102.5, subdivision (b), applies to and protects from retaliation, an employee who discloses violations of law when that information is already known to the governing agency or person...

Noncitizen Voting in Local School Board Elections
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

Across the country, cities have been considering legislation that would allow all residents over age 18 to vote in local school board elections, regardless of citizenship status.  Supporters of this movement argue that because noncitizens pay local taxes, volunteer at schools, and participate in...

Public Officials Who Block Users on Social Media May Be Violating the First Amendment
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in Garnier v. O’Connor-Ratcliffe that public officials violated their constituents’ First Amendment rights by blocking them from the public officials’ social media accounts that were used for official duties.
School District Trustees Block Two...

The DFEH Now Using Technology To Identify Unlawful Job Advertisements
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

In California, nearly 8 million of the state’s 40 million residents have a criminal record.  Research has shown that when individuals with criminal records have access to gainful employment, it helps reduce recidivism.  However, these individuals often face barriers to employment.
That is why on...


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