Meagan D. Bainbridge

Senior Attorney


Experience

Meagan Bainbridge is a senior attorney of the Labor and Employment and Litigation groups where she exclusively practices employment law and related litigation in both state and federal courts, and before various administrative agencies. Additionally, she provides advice and counsel to employers concerning their workplace policies, practices, and personnel decisions. Meagan regularly assists in employers in all aspects of their employment relationship with their employees, including on such matters as recruiting and hiring; employment agreements and compensation plans; protection of trade secrets; wage and hour laws; independent contractor status; performance standards and disciplinary actions; privacy; leaves of absence and reasonable accommodations; preventing discrimination, harassment and retaliation; preventing and responding to theft and embezzlement; reductions in force, terminations, and layoffs; and compliance with other state and federal employment laws.

Meagan also regularly defends employers against employment claims for breach of contract, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, unfair business practices, violation of wage and hour laws, as well as numerous other tort and statutory employment law causes of action. She has extensive experience litigating class actions. Substantive areas of expertise include California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Title VII, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the California Labor Code.


Meagan has experience providing employment advice, counseling, training, and litigation defense to employers in the following industries:

  • Agricultural and Post-Harvest Production
  • Car Dealerships
  • Manufacturing and Retail
  • Medical Practices
  • Non-Profit and Charitable Organizations
  • Property Management Companies
  • Professional Services Companies
  • Restaurants
  • Trucking Companies

Meagan is a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AOWI) and is available to conduct independent workplace investigations for both public and private employers. She also regularly speaks on a wide-range of employment-related topics and is available to conduct trainings on many workplace topics, including AB 1825 sexual harassment prevention training.

Prior to joining Weintraub in 2010, Meagan worked for a Sacramento-based boutique law firm specializing in all aspects of labor and employment law. Meagan also worked in the Washington DC office of a large worldwide law firm as a member of its litigation group after receiving her J.D. Meagan earned her J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law, in 2005, where she was a member of the Journal of Gender, Social Policy, and the Law and acted as student attorney in the school’s Civil Practice Clinic. Meagan earned her B.A. in Law and Society, with Distinction and Highest Honors, from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2001. In her free time, Meagan enjoys cooking, running, reading and spending time with her family.

State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section
Member

Sacramento Employer Advisory Council (SEAC)
Legal Affairs Chair

Association of Workplace Investigators (AOWI)
Member

Meritas, Sacramento
Member

Awards

Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star
2013, 2014, and 2015

The Training Institute for Workplace Investigators
Certificate Recipient, 2015

J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 2005

B.A., with Distinction and Highest Honors, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2001

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It’s Official – Weintraub Merges with San Francisco Firm Tobin & Tobin

Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Law Corporation and Tobin & Tobin, a professional corporation, jointly announce the merger of their business law and litigation firms. The combined firm will be named Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin &

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Weintraub’s L&E Law Blog is in the Top 25

By: Chuck Post labor-employment-law-topblog-220x180_jpg-550×0 Over the last year, Weintraub Genshlea Chediak has tripled the size of its employment law department. In addition to enhancing the services we can provide to our clients,

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More On The FFCRA: Payroll Tax Credits And Period Of Non-Enforcement

As we told you on March 22, 2020, the Department of Treasury (DOT), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Department of Labor (DOL) announced plans to provide some relief for small and midsize employers in light of the recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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COVID-19: Resources for California Employers (Updated 3/27/20)

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing employers to make unprecedented decisions about their workplace. In an effort to help employers as they make the difficult decisions they are currently facing, we have gathered guidance released by many of the federal and state agencies specifically related to COVID-19.

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IRS to Provide Tax Relief to Some Employers in Light of Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 20, 2020, the Department of Treasury, IRS, and Department of Labor announced plans to provide some relief for small and midsize employers in light of the recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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NLRB Provides Guidance Regarding Permissible Policies – Are Your Policies Compliant?

Back in December, Beth West informed our readers that the NLRB had issued new (and more realistic) guidelines for evaluating whether employment policies and rules violate the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).

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Do You Own a Hotel? – New Regulations Going Into Effect

In January, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board (OSHSB) adopted new regulations intended to prevent and reduce workplace injuries suffered by housekeepers in the hotel and hospitality industry. The new regulations, which go into effect on July 1st,

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New California Regulations on National Origin Going Into Effect

As any reader of our blog knows, California employers are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of national origin (among other classifications). The Fair Employment and Housing Commission (“FEHC”) recently issued new regulations,

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Neutral Solutions: We Help You Connect the Pieces

The Neutral Solutions Team at Weintraub Tobin can help you avoid expensive and protracted litigation. We specialize in: Training supervisors on various workplace issues, including preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; workplace health and safety;

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DLSE Issues New Guidance on Rest Breaks – Is Your Handbook Up to Date?

The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) recently issued updated guidance regarding rest breaks that reverses its previous position, which permitted employers to require that employees stay on work premises during their rest periods.

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Employers May Not Have To Share Tips With Employees

Introduction Imagine this scenario – you have hired a catering company to cater an event for you. The company performs its obligations, providing both the food and catering staff to ensure your attendees are well fed and taken care of.

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Federal Court Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Introduction For the first time, a federal appellate court has determined that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”).

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Neutral Solutions: Mediation

The Neutral Solutions Team at Weintraub Tobin specializes in Mediating employment disputes both pre and post litigation. Employment disputes are some of the most contentious and aggressively litigated cases in federal and state courts.

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Increases To New York Minimum Wage And Salary Thresholds

While the Department of Labor may have stayed any national increases to the minimum exemption salary thresholds for the time being, New York employers have not been granted the same reprieve.

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New DOL Overtime Rules And The Fluctuating Workweek

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few months, you are undoubtedly aware that December 1, 2016 marks the day that the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) new overtime rules become effective.

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Nevada Employers: Your Non-Compete May Be Invalid

By: Melissa M. Whitehead The Nevada Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that should have all Nevada employers asking an attorney to review the non-compete clauses they require their employees to sign.

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Non-Competes May Be Assigned To Successor Employers

  It is a situation that arises often. Company A sells its assets to Company B. After the sale, some employees stay with Company B, and others leave. What happens to the agreements the departing employees signed with Company A?

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Neutral Solutions: We Help You Connect The Pieces

The Neutral Solutions Team at Weintraub Tobin can help you avoid expensive and protracted litigation. We specialize in: Training supervisors on various workplace issues, including preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; workplace health and safety;

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What to Do When Your Employee is Accused of Domestic Violence

By Meagan Bainbridge Unless you have been living under a rock the last few months, you have undoubtedly heard about the incident that took place between Ray Rice and his fiancée in an Atlantic City elevator,

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New Statutes and Regulations for California Employers to Look Out for in 2014

By Meagan Bainbridge As has become a pattern each year, there are a number of new laws enacted in 2013 that will undoubtedly affect California employers in 2014. The attached is a brief description of the major new legislation and regulations that employers should look out for.

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Government Agencies Joining Together to Attack Misclassified Independent Contractors

Just this week, the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced they are joining together to prevent employers from misclassifying employees as independent contractors. On September 19,

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The California Court of Appeals Limits the Remedies for Undocumented Workers

The Third Appellate District for the California Court of Appeals recently issued a decision that provides hope for those employers who unknowingly hire undocumented workers throughout California. In Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co.,

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