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JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

BA, University of California, Los Angeles

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Stephanie honed her sophisticated understanding of law while studying abroad at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany.

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To Be or Not to Be an Adverse Employment Action – What is Paid Administrative Leave?
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

This principle used to be clear – paid administrative leave was outside the scope of adverse employment action.  This was based on court holdings that an employee suffers no substantial or material change in terms and conditions of employment while on paid administrative leave.  For years, courts...

Can an employee taking leave for childbirth use PTO before FMLA?
HR Dive

Associate Stephanie Lowe was interviewed in HR Dive’s article “Can an employee taking leave for childbirth use PTO before FMLA?”
In the article, Stephanie states that “If the employee’s time off is for a qualifying reason such as childbirth, then…the employee cannot...

Back to Basics: The Fluctuating Workweek Method Doesn’t Give Employers an Overtime Pass
HR Dive

In the Dec. 1 HR Dive article “Back to Basics: The fluctuating workweek method doesn’t give employers an overtime pass,” LCW Associate Stephanie Lowe breaks down what the Fair Labor Standards Act states about the fluctuating workweek method and overtime pay in regard to nonexempt employees as...

What Benefits Administrators Should Know … Temporary Flexibilities for Health FSAs and DCAPs
HR News

LCW Partner Heather DeBlanc and Associate Stephanie Lowe penned “What Benefits Administrators Should Know … Temporary Flexibilities for Health FSAs and DCAPs” for the July 2021 issue of HR News.  The piece details some of the flexibilities in health FSAs and DCAPs created by the IRS in response to...

Awaiting A Decision: Determining the ACA’s Destiny

In the 2nd Quarter 2021 issue of Workspan, LCW Associate and Affordable Care Act (ACA) expert Stephanie Lowe shares her thoughts on how the Supreme Court might rule on a case regarding the ACA’s individual mandate. The article explores whether the individual mandate can be severed from the ACA as...

CalPERS Requirements Public Agencies Should Know Heading into the New Fiscal Year
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

As public agencies head into the end of the 2020-2021 fiscal year and prepare for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, it is the perfect time of year for agencies that contract with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (“CalPERS”) to refresh their knowledge about upcoming deadlines and...

Department of Labor Releases Model COBRA Notices for the American Rescue Plan Act’s Employer-Provided COBRA Subsidy
LCW Special Bulletin

On March 11, 2021, the President signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”), codifying a myriad of changes under the law, including to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (“COBRA”), which provides continuation health coverage for certain employees after their separation...

The Top 9 Ways COVID-19 Can Affect Your Public Agency’s Health Benefits
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the work environment in many ways, including a significant impact on employer-sponsored health benefits.  The past year has resulted in changes to how frequently individuals visit the doctor (or do not visit the doctor), purchase eligible medical expenses, and need...

December 01, 2022
Government Tax Seminar (In-Person)
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December 01, 2022
Government Tax Seminar
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Government Tax Webinar
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