Shauna N. Correia

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Experience

Shauna Correia is a shareholder in the firm’s San Francisco office, practicing in the Labor & Employment group. She is an accomplished negotiator and experienced trial attorney. Shauna represents businesses in a broad range of litigation matters in both California and Nevada. Many of Shauna’s clients rely on her for her advisory and risk-management capacities, particularly with regard to compliance with employment laws and avoiding litigation.  She also reviews and drafts employment-related agreements and handbooks, conducts workplace investigations, and provides statutorily required trainings.

She defends employers against alleged civil rights, tort, contract, and statutory violations, including discrimination and retaliation under Title VII and the FEHA, wage and hour, PAGA, and wrongful discharge claims under federal and state laws. Her other areas of specialty include commercial contract negotiation and disputes, protection of intellectual property rights, and real estate matters.

She also has particular proficiency with obtaining extraordinary remedies when necessary, including prejudgment remedies (writs of attachment and possession), appointments of receivers, and injunctions.

Representative Litigation Experience

  • After settling a hotly-contested case involving alleged fraudulent business practices and real estate transactions, the other party attempted to back out of the settlement. Shauna brought a motion to enforce the agreement, which was contested, and won a court judgment for our client. The other party appealed, and Shauna (working with our appellate specialist Brendan Begley) successfully opposed the appeal. The Third District Court of Appeal issued its order on March 15, 2019, affirming the judgment in full and awarding costs to our client.
  • Obtained a decision, order and award in favor of our client on all counts in an administrative hearing before the California Labor Commissioner (Labor Commissioner’s Office, San Francisco, November 14, 2018).
  • In December 2017, Shauna (and Paul Gaspari) tried a three-week age discrimination case to a jury in San Francisco Superior Court. During the bench trial phase, the court agreed with our client, as a matter of first impression, that a non-profit religious corporation operating a high school independent from a church and not on church grounds was exempt from the provisions of the Fair Employment and Housing Act.
  • Obtained a Temporary Restraining Order and won a contested Motion for Issuance of a Preliminary Injunction against our client’s competitor and three individual former employees of our client who accepted jobs at the competitor and allegedly stole $55 million in trade secrets and breached non-disclosure agreements. The TRO was granted on September 28, 2017 and the Preliminary Injunction was granted on October 26, 2017 by the Alameda County Superior Court, and the case settled shortly thereafter favorably for our client.
  • Won a summary judgment motion on behalf of the employer-defendant in a wrongful termination and whistleblower retaliation case (San Francisco Superior Court, December 16, 2016).
  • Won a special motion to strike (also known as an anti-SLAPP motion) on behalf of two individual defendants in a multi-party case, resulting in a dismissal of the defamation claims against those defendants. The motion was granted by the Contra Costa Superior Court on November 14, 2016.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a major retailer defendant in a 9-count disability discrimination/harassment and retaliation case, also alleging Labor Code violations. The motion was granted by the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, on May 9, 2013.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of all entity and individual defendants in an 11-count sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and retaliation case. The motion was granted by the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, on March 13, 2013.
  • Acted as trial counsel in 2011 on behalf of a 570-unit homeowners’ association in Los Angeles County (South District), in an action to set aside a special fee assessed by the property developer since 1973. The assessment was set to increase from $30 per month to several hundred dollars per month, per unit. After a multiple-week bench trial, Shauna’s client won a judgment valued at approximately $95 million (overturned in part and affirmed in part on appeal). It was a case of first impression involving California Civil Code section 1098 et seq.
  • Acting as sole trial counsel for the defendant, Shauna obtained a total defense verdict on all counts after a week-long jury trial against a major retailer (Butte County Superior Court).  The plaintiff, a store customer, sought over $500,000 in damages in a case alleging that the defendant’s employee negligently or intentionally caused her to fall and suffer a compound fracture of her arm and severe emotional distress.
  • Negotiated nuisance-value settlement on behalf of our client, a building material manufacturer, in a products liability class action.
  • In a Private Attorney General Action (PAGA) case alleging Labor Code violations against our client, a restaurant chain that employed hundreds of employees, Shauna obtained full indemnity and defense from the third-party payroll processing company because the payroll processing company’s errors caused the alleged itemized wage statement violations.

Shauna enjoys giving back to the community, including by acting as the Girl Scout Troop Leader for both of her daughters’ troops, and by serving on the Twin Creeks Elementary School Learning Fund Executive Board.

Awards

40 Under 40 Award finalist, Sacramento Business Journal, 2012

Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013-2017

J.D., University of California, Hastings School of Law, 2004

B.S., cum laude, California State University, Sacramento, 2001

Webinar – Guardians at the Gate: Properly Trained Managers are Your First Line of Defense

Join attorneys Shauna Correia and Zack Thompson for a discussion of best practices for training supervisors and reducing the potential for liability. Summary of Program: Well-trained supervisors are valuable to companies for their ability to help ensure operations run smoothly.

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Webinar – Don’t Get Nailed: Tips to Help Builders Avoid Lawsuits

On August 4, Weintraub Tobin lawyers Shauna Correia and Louis Gonzalez provided an overview of the most common types of lawsuits faced by builders and contractors – as well as possible new claims due to the COVID-19 health crisis – relating to employment,

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Webinar: Inoculating Against the Coming Spread of Employee Lawsuits Related to COVID-19

On June 17, 2020, employment attorneys Brendan Begley and Shauna Correia recorded this webinar discussing the different kinds of employment-related lawsuits that business owners may face as businesses reopen and employees return to work,

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Webinar: Staffing Your Restaurant for Reopening

Attorneys Lukas Clary and Shauna Correia are presenting a webinar hosted by the California Restaurant Association to help restaurant owners prepare for reopening. As restaurants look forward to how their businesses will operate with limited service or hours,

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Webinar: Employment Issues Upon Re-Entry to the Workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace landscape.  While the anticipated re-opening of the economy is on the horizon, employers must be aware of a number of employment issues when employees begin to re-enter the workplace. 

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Internal Workplace Investigations; A Practical Guide to Employee Internal Investigation Legal Issues

On Tuesday, February 4, Weintraub attorney Shauna N. Correia will speak at a National Business Institute (NBI) seminar titled A Practical Guide to Employee Internal Investigation Legal Issues. Program Description: Internal investigations of employee misconduct are useful tools –

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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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Human Resource Law from A to Z

  Weintraub attorney Shauna N. Correia is presenting at the National Business Institute’s (NBI) Seminar titled Human Resource Law from A to Z. The two-day seminar is a comprehensive overview of the issues affecting HR departments.

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Human Resource Law from A to Z

  On Wednesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 3, Weintraub attorney Shauna N. Correia will speak at a National Business Institute (NBI) seminar titled Human Resource Law from A to Z.

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Non-Exempt Employees: Watching the Clock

  Summary of Program Unfortunately, both single-plaintiff and class-action wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague California employers. Often employers are sued because of technical violations that occur simply because the employer is unaware of its legal obligations.

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Exempt Status: More Than Just a Salary

  Summary of Program With the ever-increasing number of claims filed with the Department of Labor and California Labor Commissioner for unpaid overtime, and the increasing number of wage and hour class action 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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Pay Correctly Now or Pay More Later: All You Need to Know About Wage and Hour Laws

Summary of Program Wage and hour lawsuits and claims filed with the Department of Labor and the California Labor Commissioner continue to plague California employers. Often employers are sued because of technical violations that occur simply because the employer is unaware of its legal obligations.

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“Saying It’s So, Doesn’t Make It So”- Independent Contractor v. Employee Status

Summary of Program The risks involved in misclassifying a worker as an independent contractor rather than an employee have always been serious. A number of federal and state agencies regulate the proper classification of workers and have the authority to impose significant monetary and non-monetary sanctions against employers who get the classification wrong.

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Are Your Exempt Employees Properly Classified? – It’s Not Just Based on Salary

  Date: April 20, 2017 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Summary of Program With the ever increasing number of claims filed with the Department of Labor and California Labor Commissioner for unpaid overtime,

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Sands Through the Hour Glass: Wage and Hour Update

Summary of Program Unfortunately, both single-plaintiff and class-action wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague California employers. Often employers are sued because of technical violations that occur simply because the employer is unaware of its legal obligations.

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Even Keanu Can’t Figure It Out: The Leave Law Matrix

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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Guardians at the Gate: Properly Trained Managers are Your First Line of Defense

Summary of Program Most employers know that it is crucial to have well trained supervisors to help ensure that rank and file employees perform their jobs effectively and efficiently. However, many employers don’t realize how important it is that supervisors be trained to understand the many employment laws that govern the workplace.

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Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Workplace Investigations Unit (Vida Thomas and Lizbeth West) for this one-day, in-depth training on conducting effective workplace investigations: The legal duty to investigate Selecting the right investigator Recognizing your own biases Conducting effective witness interviews Writing the investigation report Seminar Program 8:30 am –

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Now Available! Weintraub Tobin’s 2016 Labor and Employment Seminar and Training Schedule

Weintraub Tobin’s 2016 Labor and Employment Seminar and Training schedule is now available. Click here for a copy of the schedule. If you have any questions on any of our seminars or would like to inquire on private,

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Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Summary of Program 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 Lawful supervisory responses to complaints of harassment in the workplace Strategies to prevent harassment in the workplace Training on prevention of “abusive conduct”

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Ramps, Dogs and Horses: Discrimination and Accommodation of Employees, Customers and Third-Parties

Summary of Program Most business owners know that customers and employees may need to be accommodated from time to time for various reasons. Often this is because of an employee’s disability,

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Documentation in the Workplace

Summary of Program The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin is pleased to offer this very informative training session that will help business owners, human resource professionals, and managers to both comply with legal record keeping requirements and also prepare and maintain effective defensive documentation.

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Tips and Traps When Hiring and Firing Employees

Summary of Program The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin is pleased to offer this informative seminar that will discuss recent cases to help business owners, human resource professionals, and managers avoid liability and effectively hire employees as well as carry out disciplines and terminations.

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Your Greatest Asset or Worst Liability: Your Employee Handbook (San Francisco Seminar)

Summary of Program Employee handbooks are essential for employers in today’s litigious environment. A carefully prepared, up-to-date, and customized handbook can be an employer’s biggest weapon against labor and employment litigation if properly used.

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To Tweet or Not to Tweet? The Constantly Developing Landscape of Social Media in the Workplace

Summary of Program Companies and their employees widely use social media in their daily business activities.  These networking sites are used by employees to communicate with one another as well as current and potential customers.  

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A Healthy Workplace is a Safe Workplace: Addressing Bullying, Threats and Violence

Federal and state OSHA laws protect California workers from unsafe working conditions.  However, the federal and state statutes and regulations are complex and can be difficult to understand.  This seminar is designed to remove some of the mystery from federal and state OSHA requirements and assist you in maintaining compliance. 

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Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

  Summary of Program: 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 is offering a two hour in-person training session that will comply with all the requirements outlined in the regulations,

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Upcoming Webinar: Say It’s So, Doesn’t Make it So: Independent Contractor v. Employee Status

Summary of Program The risks involved in misclassifying a worker as an independent contractor rather than an employee have always been serious. A number of federal and state agencies regulate the proper classification of workers and have the authority to impose significant monetary and non-monetary sanctions against employers who get the classification wrong.

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Well Trained Supervisors: Your First Line of Defense (San Francisco)

Summary of Program Most employers know that it is crucial to have well trained supervisors to help ensure that rank and file employees perform their jobs effectively and efficiently. However, many employers don’t realize how important it is that supervisors be trained to understand the many employment laws that govern the workplace.

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New Release: 2015 Labor & Employment Seminars & Training Schedule

  Click here for 2015 Labor & Employment Seminars & Training Schedule. For more information on our Labor & Employment Seminars and Training, please contact Ramona Carrillo at rcarrill[email protected]  

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Employment Law Update – 2014 A Year in Review | 2015 An Interesting Year Ahead (Newport Beach)

Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2014 and review the complexities of a number of new laws facing employers in 2015.

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Employment Law Update – 2014 A Year in Review | 2015 An Interesting Year Ahead (San Francisco)

Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2014 and review the complexities of a number of new laws facing employers in 2015.

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Employment Law Update – 2014 A Year in Review | 2015 An Interesting Year Ahead (Sacramento)

Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2014 and review the complexities of a number of new laws facing employers in 2015.

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Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Summary of Program The regulations regarding California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for supervisors require that certain employers provide training to their supervisors every two years. Program Highlights 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 regulation,

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The World of Accommodations: Disabled Employees and Customers

Summary of Program Most business owners know that customers and employees may need to be accommodated from time to time for various reasons. Often this is beacuse of an employee’s disability,

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Creating a Healthy Workplace: OSHA, IIPP and Workplace Violence

Download: OSHA Flyer.pdf Summary of Program Federal and state OSHA laws protect California workers from unsafe working conditions. However, the federal and state statutes and regulations are complex and can be difficult to understand.

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Overtime or No Overtime: How to Properly Analyze the Exempt Status of Employees

Download: Flyer. Overtime or No Overtime. How to Properly Analyze the Exempt Status of Employees.PDF Summary of Program The ever increasing number of claims filed with the Department of Labor and California Labor Commissioner for unpaid overtime,

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The Intricacies of Wage and Hour Laws for Non-Exempt Employees

Download: Flyer. Intricacies of Wage and Hour Laws for Non-Exempt Employees.PDF Summary of Program Unfortunately, both single-plaintiff and class-action wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague California employers. Often employers are sued because of technical violations that occur simply because the employer is unaware of its legal obligations.

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Independent Contractor v. Employee – ”Saying It’s So, Doesn’t Make it So”

Download: Flyer – Independent Contractor v. Employee (1780262).PDF Summary of Webinar The risks involved in misclassifying a worker as an independent contractor rather than an employee have always been serious. A number of federal and state agencies regulate the proper classification of workers and have the authority to impose significant monetary and non-monetary sanctions against employers who get the classification wrong.

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Know What to Do When The Government Comes Knocking

Download: Flyer – Know What to Do When The Government Comes Knocking(webinar only).pdf Know What to Do When The Government Comes Knocking: Responding to the EEOC, DFEH, EDD and Other Governmental Agencies Summary of Webinar There is no universal way to prepare for a governmental audit,

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To Tweet or Not to Tweet? The Risks of Social Media in the Workplace

Download: Flyer. To Tweet or Not to Tweet The Risks of Social Media in The Workplace (1752935).PDF Summary of Program Companies and their employees are now widely using social media in their daily business activities.

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Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Download: Flyer – Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (1747805).PDF Summary of Program The regulations regarding California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for supervisors require that certain employers provide training to their supervisors every two years.

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Upcoming Seminar: The Complex Web of Federal, State and Local Leaves of Absence Laws

Download: Flyer – Complex Web of Federal, State and Local Leaves of Absence Laws (1739109).PDF Summary of Program Employers continue to grapple with this very difficult area of employment law. It is not enough to focus on just one law when an employee is unable to work or is absent from the workplace due to some medical condition or injury suffered by the employee or his or her family member.

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Upcoming Seminar: The Ins and Outs of Preparing the Right Employee Handbook for Your Business

Download: Flyer. The Ins and Outs of Preparing the Right Employee Handbook for Your Business (1731032).PDF Summary of Program Employee policy handbooks are essential for employers in today’s litigious environment. While preparing the handbook and consistently enforcing the policies contained therein may take time and money,

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Upcoming Seminar: Untrained Managers and Supervisors – What They Need to Know

Download: Flyer – Your Greatest Liability. Untrained Managers and Supervisors – (1722646).PDF Summary of Program Most employers know that it is crucial to have well trained supervisors to help ensure that rank and file employees perform their jobs effectively and efficiently.

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We Invite You To Attend: Employment Law Update

Download: Flyer Employment Law Update 2013-2014 (1707561).pdf Join Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2013 and review the complexities of a number of new laws facing employers in 2014.

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Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Download: Flyer Mandatory AB 1825 Training (1690053).pdf Summary of Program: The regulations regarding California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for supervisors require that certain employers provide training to their supervisors every two years.

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Upcoming Seminar: Avoiding Retaliation, Whistleblowing and Wrongful Termination Claims

Download: 1686745 (2).pdf Summary of Program: Exposure to retaliation claims in the workplace today is like exposure to second-hand smoke in the workplace in the 1960s – it’s everywhere but few people understand the danger.

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Upcoming Seminar: Pregnancy Leave, Accommodation & Discrimination

Don’t Wait for the Stork To Teach You What It All Means Summary of Program Join the Employment Law Group of Weintraub Tobin for an informative and up-to-date discussion about the rights and obligations of pregnantemployees.

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Upcoming Seminar: Overtime or No Overtime: How to Properly Analyze the Exempt Status of Employees

Download: Flyer – Overtime or No Overtime How to Properly Analyze (1656900).pdf Summary of ProgramThe ever increasing number of claims filed with the Department of Labor and California Labor Commissioner for unpaid overtime,

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Upcoming Seminar: The Intricacies of Wage and Hour Laws for Non-Exempt Employees

Summary of Program Unfortunately, both single-plaintiff and class-action wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague California employers. Often employers are sued because of technical violations that occur simply because the employer is unaware of its legal obligations.

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L&E Webinar: OSHA Compliance: A Healthy and Safe Work Environment

Download: Flyer – OSHA Compliance. A Healthy and Safe Work Environment (1643744).PDF Summary of Program Federal and state OSHA laws protect California workers from unsafe working conditions. However, the federal and state statutes and regulations are complex and can be difficult to understand.

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Second Session Added for L&E Health Care Reform Seminar

Due to overwhelming demand, a second session of the Health Care Reform seminar has been scheduled for 5/22/13 from 12:00-2:00 pm. Additional seats are available for the second session only. If you would like to register for this seminar,

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Upcoming Seminar: Healthcare Reform: What Employers Need to Know

Download: Flyer – Health Care Reform.pdf Presented by The Labor & Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin and Vincent Catalano of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Inc. Summary of Program The Supreme Court has spoken and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) is here to stay.

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Upcoming Sacramento Seminar: Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Download: AB 1825 Brochure.pdf Summary of Program The regulations regarding California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for supervisors require that certain employersprovide training to their supervisors every two years. The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin is offering a two hour in-person training session that will comply with all the requirements outlined in the regulations,

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Upcoming Sacramento Seminar: The Complex Web of Federal, State and Local Leaves of Absence Laws

Download: April Webinar.pdf Summary of ProgramEmployers continue to grapple with this very difficult area of employment law. It is not enough to focus on just one law when an employee is unable to work or is absent from the workplace due to some medical condition or injury suffered by the employee or his or her family member.

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Upcoming Seminar: The Complex Web of Federal, State and Local Leaves of Absence Laws

Download: Flyer – Complex Web of Federal State and Local Leave Laws (1600508).pdf Summary of Program Employers continue to grapple with this very difficult area of employment law. It is not enough to focus on just one law when an employee is unable to work or is absent from the workplace due to some medical condition or injury suffered by the employee or his or her family member.

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2013 Schedule of Labor and Employment Law Seminars

Download: 2013 List of L E Seminars-Training (1577243).PDF The employment group at Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin is pleased to announce its updated schedule of informative seminars for 2013. Click on the link above to download the schedule.

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37 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2018, on which 37 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Five Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition as a Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyer.

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Weintraub Tobin Shareholder Shauna Correia to speak at California Restaurant Association Legal Center Roadshow

Topics include: Tip Pooling, Service Charge, Surcharge, Sick Leave, Meal + Rest Best Practices, New Regulations for Applicants & More Tuesday, June 12th – Oakland Tuesday, June 12th – San Jose Tuesday,

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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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12th Annual Superior Court Boot Camp

A message from Shauna Correia: I’d like to invite you and your colleagues to attend Pincus Professional Education’s 12th Annual Superior Court Boot Camp geared toward younger practitioners.  This program is approved for 7.5 hours of MCLE credit in California.

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36 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2017, on which 36 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Six Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition as a Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyer.

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Shareholder Shauna N. Correia to join the Legal Center Live Roadshow event series

Shareholder Shauna N. Correia will join other restaurant industry legal experts and the California Restaurant Association at the Legal Center Live Roadshow event series on May 23rd In Oakland and 25th in Santa Cruz!

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33 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2016, on which 33 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Three Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special honors in their respective regions.

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Weintraub Tobin Elevates Two to Shareholder

SACRAMENTO (July 6, 2016) – Weintraub Tobin, one of California’s leading, full-service law firms, is pleased to announce that Shauna N. Correia and Gary D. Rothstein have been promoted to shareholder.

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Now Available! Weintraub Tobin’s 2016 Labor and Employment Seminar and Training Schedule

Weintraub Tobin’s 2016 Labor and Employment Seminar and Training schedule is now available. Click here for a copy of the schedule. If you have any questions on any of our seminars or would like to inquire on private,

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37 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2015, on which 37 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Eight Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special honors in their respective regions.

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Lizbeth West Co-authors “California Leave Law: A Practical Guide for Employers”

Co-authored by Lizbeth West, Published by LexisNexis Book Highlights: How to navigate the complex issues surrounding family leave, military leave, worker’s compensation and personal time. Insightful analysis of the key employment features to keep in mind when dealing with leave law in California.

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Weintraub Tobin Raises Money for American Heart Association

Heart Walk Logo For a third year in a row, Weintraub Tobin is working to raise funds for cardiovascular diseases and stroke by partaking in the American Heart Association Heart Walk on Saturday,

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Seven Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Included in the Top 25 List by Super Lawyers

Download: Super Lawyers 2013.pdf SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 8, 2013 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin, a business law and business litigation law firm congratulates seven attorneys on being named as one of the Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyers of 2013.

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Weintraub Tobin Sponsors Sacramento Employer Advisory Council

Weintraub Tobin is a proud sponsor of the Sacramento Employer Advisory Council (SEAC), a nonprofit organization that helps educate employers about relevant employment issues and related legal concerns. SEAC partners with the Employee Development Department (EDD) to increase cooperation and communication between EDD and the private sector.

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Weintraub’s San Francisco Office Joins Food From the Bar

The San Francisco office of Weintraub Tobin has joined forces with other Bay Area law firms to raise money and collect food donations during the month of May to benefit the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks.

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Employers Must Use Reasonable Diligence to Track Telecommuting Employee Hours

With 31% (or more) of American workers working from home as of April 2020, according to a survey cited by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and probably even more since then,

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Business Owners – Planning Can Help Prevent Employer Liability During Civil Unrest

My colleague Brendan Begley blogged last week about the risks employers face due to the threat of COVID-19 in the workplace.  As he noted, employees have the right to expect employers to follow city,

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San Francisco Issues New Guidance on San Francisco Paid Sick Leave During Pandemic; Financial Relief for San Francisco Employers

On March 24, 2020, the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement issued guidance pertaining to the use of Paid Sick Leave under the San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PSLO). 

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San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Expanded Due to COVID-19

Yesterday, San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed announced a “Workers and Families First Program” to offer additional paid sick leave benefits to employees who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Religious Employer Prevails Over Allegations That it Waived Religious Entity Exemption From FEHA

In 2018, this author blogged about how religious entities can navigate the potential traps when they seek to comply with the federal laws against anti-harassment, discrimination and retaliation laws by adopting handbook policies and training their employees,

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California Employers Have Another Year To Comply With New Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements

Last year, new California legislation effective January 1, 2019 expanded the mandatory sexual harassment prevention training requirements for California employees.  That law required that, by January 1, 2020, employers with 5 or more employees must provide their supervisory employees with two hours of classroom or other effective interactive training and education AND must provide their non-supervisory employees with one hour of classroom or other effective interactive training and education. 

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The Request and Use of Background Checks by California Employers

  By Shauna Correia and Nicholas Ma Many employers routinely conduct background checks of potential and current employees.  It comes as no surprise that in the current digital age, employers can obtain extensive background information on applicants and employees quicker than ever from third-party reporting companies. 

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Do California Employers Have Any Scheduling Flexibility Options Left?

Scheduling employees is becoming more difficult for employers, and the State seems to be hurtling toward predictive scheduling laws. Last month, my partner Lukas Clary blogged about the recent California Supreme Court case, 

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San Francisco’s New Rules for Enforcing its Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

On May 7, 2018, the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) published 14 new rules for interpreting the San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (“PSLO”). The PSLO was amended on January 1,

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Protecting Your Religious Entity Exemption Under the FEHA While Complying With Other Laws

We all understand the common meaning of the word “employer.” In California, “employers” need to keep track of the various rules and regulations, all of which have their own definitions of the word.

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Texas Bus Monitor Termination For Incontinence Is Discrimination

In Green v. Dallas County School District, a Texas jury found that a Dallas County School District (the “School District”) violated Texas disability discrimination laws when it fired a bus monitor who lost control of his bladder on a school bus. 

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Trump Withdraws Transgender Bathroom Guidance

In May 2016, North Carolina governor Pat McCrory signed into law a bill (HB2) that required transgender people to use restrooms corresponding to their biological sex.  On May 13, 2016, the Obama administration’s Justice Department and the Department of Education responded by sending letters to U.S.

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New Year, New Laws

Happy New Year!   The new year frequently marks new changes in the law, and this year is no exception.  There are several important changes that went into effect on January 1st. 

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University Student Assistants Are Employees Under NLRA

On August 23, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision in The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York and Graduate Workers of Columbia-GWC, UAW. 

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Happy New Year (to California Employees)

The year-end holidays tend to be a time when employers and employees are either winding down for the year or making one last big push to close the year strongly.  California employers should make time this week,

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Former Uber Driver Gets a Lyft from the Labor Commissioner

A California Labor Commissioner has ruled that one of San Francisco-based Uber’s drivers, Barbara Ann Berwick, is an employee, not an independent contractor. The Labor Commissioner awarded Berwick just over $4,000 for incurred but un-reimbursed business expenses and interest.

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Guidance for Bay Area Employers: The Commuter Benefits Program

By Shauna Correia Earlier this year, we advised employers that the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program (“CBP”) was going into effect, beginning September 30, 2014. (Govt.  Code §65081.)  This post provides additional information on the requirements and implementation.

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Brown Resurrects Civility in Litigation

By Shauna Correia Gov. Jerry Brown has resurrected an expired law, Cal. Code of Civil Procedure section 128.5. This is a positive development for ethical lawyers and their clients, who find themselves dealing with bad-faith litigation tactics coming from another other party or attorney,

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The Legislature is Out for Summer: Status of Pending Employment-Related Bills

By Shauna N. Correia The California legislature has a number of important bills pending passage that would significantly affect employers. We are following these bills closely so that employers can be prepared for what 2015 may bring.

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More Whistles May Be Blowing

By Shauna Correia Employers may begin to see an increase in whistleblower litigation. Effective January 1, 2014, the Legislature, through Senate Bill 496, amended Section 1102.5, California’s “whistleblower protection” statute. We covered this in our “year in review” seminar,

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