Katie A. Collins

Associate


Experience

Katie Collins is an associate in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. She represents clients in a variety of litigation and employment matters. Additionally, Katie provides advice and counsel to employers concerning their workplace policies, practices and personnel matters.

Katie received a Bachelor of Science with Highest Honors from University of California, Davis in 2012 and a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2015. While attending Pepperdine for her J.D., Katie completed six courses at the highly ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and earned a Certificate in Dispute Resolution. Katie’s education at the Straus Institute allowed her the opportunity to gain practical experience learning to negotiate, mediate and arbitrate.

Prior to joining Weintraub Tobin, Katie practiced healthcare litigation and learned to zealously advocate for her clients. Katie prevailed on multiple motions for summary judgment and numerous demurrers.

In her free time, Katie enjoys swimming and spending time with friends and family.

California State Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section
Member

Sacramento County Bar Association
Member

Northern California Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2019-2020

J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2015

Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2015

B.S., with Highest Honors, University of California, Davis, 2012

Webinar: Overtime, Meal Periods, Wage Statements – Oh My! Non-Exempt Wage and Hour Compliance

On August 13, 2020 Weintraub attorneys Lukas Clary, Katie Collins and Zack Thompson discussed the nuts and bolts of wage and hour compliance for non-exempt employees in California. Unfortunately, both single-plaintiff and class-action wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague California employers.

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Employment Law 2019/2020 – A Year in Review; A Year Ahead (San Francisco)

Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss legal developments from 2019 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2020.

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Employment Law 2019/2020 – A Year in Review; A Year Ahead

Due to high demand, we have scheduled this second session to accommodate additional attendees. Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss legal developments from 2019 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2020.

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Employment Law 2019/2020 – A Year in Review; A Year Ahead

Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss legal developments from 2019 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2020.

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Top 10 Things Employers Do (or Don’t Do) to Get Sued

  Summary of Program Managing employees in California is not easy, and the state’s many employment laws are complicated and confusing. Learn how to protect your organization by avoiding some of the most common mistakes that lead to employee lawsuits.

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2019 Employment Law Update in San Francisco

Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2018 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2019. Program Highlights: • New Federal and State Legislation and Court Cases • Developments in Harassment,

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2019 Employment Law Update – Sacramento

Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2018 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2019. Program Highlights: • New Federal and State Legislation and Court Cases • Developments in Harassment,

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Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and Optional Supervisor Best Practices and Legal Compliance Training

Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training   The regulations regarding California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for supervisors require that certain employers provide training to their supervisors every two years. The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin is offering a two hour in-person training session that will comply with all the requirements outlined in the regulations including things like: An overview of sexual harassment laws Examples of conduct that constitute sexual harassment Strategies to prevent harassment in the workplace Lawful supervisory responses to complaints of harassment in the workplace Training on prevention of “abusive conduct”

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You Aren’t In Kansas Anymore, Dorothy: A Common Sense Method of Complying with California’s New Fair Pay Act

Summary of Program For decades the California Equal Pay Act has prohibited an employer from paying its employees less than employees of the opposite sex for equal work. On October 6,

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2018 Employment Law Update (San Francisco)

Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2017 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2018.

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36 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Retain Highest Percentage of Sacramento Top 25 List

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that 36 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included on the 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys in Northern California.  In addition,

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Expansion of Unemployment Benefits Through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program

On March 27, 2020, the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Safety (CARES) Act was passed by the House of Representatives and signed into law by President Trump as the largest emergency aid bill in history.

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31 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that more than 30 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included on the 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys Northern California.  In addition,

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Untangling the Complex Web of Leaves and Absences: FMLA/CFRA, PDL, ADA, FEHA, PFL, and Workers’ Compensation

Summary of Program Administering leaves of absence and disability accommodations in California can be very challenging.   California has a paid sick leave law and numerous other leave laws and wage replacement benefits that interact with one another. 

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2018 Employment Law Landscape Update

UPDATE:  In-person registration full for both the January 9 and 10 sessions being held in Sacramento.  Webinar registration is still available.  To register for the webinar, please RSVP to [email protected] Seminar Program: 9:00 a.m.

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Weintraub Tobin’s L&E Blog recognized as “Top 10 HR Blogs for Practical Advice in 2018” By PerformYard

Weintraub Tobin’s Labor & Employment Law Blog has been recognized in PerformYard‘s “Top 10 HR Blogs for Practical Advice in 2018”. The L&E blog “provides an incredible service for HR professionals,

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Save The Date: Weintraub Tobin’s Employment Law Update

  Tuesday, January 9, 2018 | Sacramento, CA (Session 1) Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Sacramento, CA (Session 2) Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | San Francisco, CA Additional information and details for each session will be available December 8,

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EEOC Again Updates its Guidance & FAQ’s Regarding COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws

The EEOC has updated its COVID-19 Guidance once again by adding a number of new FAQs to address issues related to the anticipated re-entry into the workplace.  The new FAQs discuss things like: an employer’s right to screen employees before entering the workplace to avoid a “direct threat” to the health and safety of employees;

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Expansion of Unemployment Benefits Through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program

On March 27, 2020, the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Safety (CARES) Act was passed by the House of Representatives and signed into law by President Trump as the largest emergency aid bill in history.

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New Year, New Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2020, California’s minimum wage rate increased to $13.00 per hour (from $12.00) for employers with 26 or more employees and $12.00 per hour (from $11.00) for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

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New Year, New Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2019, California’s minimum wage rate increased to $12.00 per hour (from $11.00) for employers with 26 or more employees and $11.00 per hour (from $10.50) for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

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Medical Cannabis Users May Soon be Protected Under FEHA – AB2069

Assembly Bill (“AB”) 2069 was introduced by the California Assembly on February 7, 2018. Currently, California employers can deny employment or impose discipline on cannabis users, regardless of whether such use is for medical purposes.

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New Nevada Domestic Violence Leave Law Broader Than FMLA

Beginning January 1, 2018, a Nevada employee who has been employed for at least 90 days and who is a victim of an act of domestic violence or whose family member or household member is a victim of an act of domestic violence (provided the employee is not the perpetrator),

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