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JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

BA, Wesleyan University

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In 1992 Lisa appeared in the American Midwest Pemier of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski's opera, King Roger, as a member of the Michigan Opera Theater's Children's chorus. To this day, she can still sing the music by memory.

Burris v. City of Petaluma (2019) – U.S. District Court, Northern District.  Fair Labor Standards Act collective action involving firefighter overtime.  Court approved settlement and case dismissed with prejudice.

Valentine et al. v. Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District (2019) – U.S. District Court, Eastern District.  Fair Labor Standards Act collective action involving more than five hundred firefighters.  Court approved settlement and case dismissed with prejudice.

Spiller v. City of Petaluma (2018) – U.S. District Court, Northern District.  Fair Labor Standards Act collective action involving police department employees.  Court approved settlement and case dismissed with prejudice.

Baskin et al. v. City of San Luis Obispo (2018) – U.S. District Court, Central District.  Multi-plaintiff Fair Labor Standards Act case.  Court approved settlement and case dismissed with prejudice.

Hoffman v. County of Butte (2017) – U.S. District Court, Eastern District.  Fair Labor Standards Act collective action brought by sheriff’s department employees.  Court approved settlement and case dismissed with prejudice.

Stewart v. County of Amador (2017) – U.S. District Court, Eastern District.  Fair Labor Standards Act collective action.  Court approved settlement and case dismissed with prejudice.

Alviso et al. v. City of San Rafael (2017) – U.S. District Court, Northern District.  Fair Labor Standards Act collective action.  Court approved settlement and case dismissed with prejudice.

Anderson et al. v. Marinwood Community Services District (2017) – U.S. District Court, Northern District.  Multi-plaintiff Fair Labor Standards Act case.  Court approved settlement and case dismissed with prejudice.

Drobish et al. v. City of Citrus Heights (2017) – U.S. District Court, Eastern District.  Fair Labor Standards Act collective action.  Court approved settlement and case dismissed with prejudice.

Maner v. County of Stanislaus, Birgit Fladager (2016) – U.S. District Court, Eastern District.  Represented County and District Attorney.  Secured complete summary judgment for County and District Attorney in first amendment retaliation claim brought by a former deputy district attorney.

James et. al. v. City of Santa Clara (2016) – Santa Clara County Superior Court.  Represented City and secured complete summary judgment for City in age discrimination claim brought by three plaintiffs.

City of Los Altos – Chief Negotiator (2019-2020) – Safety and Non-Safety Groups.

County of Mendocino – Chief Negotiator (2019) – Safety and Non-Safety Groups, IHSS Group.

Marin Housing Authority – Chief Negotiator (2020) – SEIU 1021 Unit.

Monterey County Regional Fire District – Chief Negotiator (2020) – Safety and Non-Safety Groups.

The US Department of Labor Sets Forth New Guidance Regarding the Classification of Independent Contractors Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
01/11/2021
LCW Special Bulletin

On January 7, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule establishing new guidance on classifying individuals as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The new guidance is set forth in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations at Part...

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DOL May Update Overtime Rate Regulations for First Time in 50 Years
09/13/2019
The Daily Journal

This article discusses the proposed new rules on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)’s regular rate of pay requirements by the Department of Labor (DOL). If and when the final rules are issued, this revision would be the first substantive change to the DOL’s regular rate guidelines in 50 years....

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Public Employers Need To Be Vigilant About Overtime Rules
09/19/2016
The Daily Journal

This article addresses how California’s public employers have to approach various nuances of overtime and other FLSA rules, as well as how they were affected by the Flores v. City of San Gabriel decision.
You can read the entire article on the Daily Journal‘s website.

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