Emily leahy

Emily Leahy

Counsel

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
San Francisco

Emily focuses her practice on labor and employment law. She represents clients in state and federal court in a variety of labor and employment matters, including: wage and hour disputes, harassment, discrimination, defamation, fraud, and wrongful termination claims. Emily counsels employers on hiring, discipline and discharge, compliance with wage and hour law, reductions in force, management of leaves of absence and severance, and other personnel policies.

Representative Work

Obtained summary judgment in Graham v. Charles Schwab & Co. (Case No. CGC-09-49543, San Francisco Superior Court).

Acted as sole associate on Santa Clara Valley Water District v. Olin Corporation (Case No. C07 03756 RMW (HRL), N.D. Cal.).

Member of trial team for Televisa v. Univision (Case No. 05-cv-03444-PSG-MAN, C.D. Cal.).

Publications

"Reminder: Employers Face Liability For Sexual Harassment Committed By Non-Employees," co-author, Labor & Employment Alert (November 2017)

"On The Horizon: New California Employment Laws for 2018," co-author, Labor & Employment Alert (October 2017)

"Hiring Alert: Governor Signs New Laws Restricting Use of Criminal Histories And Prohibiting Salary Inquiries," co-author, Labor & Employment Alert (October 2017)

"Reminder: Minimum Wage Increases and Victims of Domestic Violence Notice Requirements Effective July 1, 2017," co-author, Labor & Employment Law Alert (July 2017)

"Gender Discrimination At The Forefront: New Transgender Identity And Expression Regulations And Court Guidance Regarding Sexual Orientation Discrimination," co-author, Labor & Employment Law Alert (June 2017)

"California Employers Must Comply With New Criminal History Regulations," co-author, Labor & Employment Law Alert (June 2017)

"Court Affirms That Healthcare Employees Working 12+ Hour Shifts Can Waive One of Their Two Meal Periods," co-author, Labor & Employment Law Alert (March 2017)

"Your Background Check Documents May Be At Risk Under A New Ninth Circuit Ruling," co-author, Employee Benefits Law Alert (January 2017)

"California Supreme Court Confirms that Labor Code Section 226.7 and IWC Wage Order No. 4 Prohibits On-Duty and On-Call Rest Periods," co-author, Labor & Employment Law Alert (December 2016)

"Reminder: Minimum Wage Increases Effective January 1, 2017," co-author, Labor & Employment Alert (November 2016)

"Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Blocking Immediate Implementation of New Federal Overtime Rules," co-author, Labor & Employment Law Alert (November 2016)

"Palo Alto, Los Altos, and San Mateo Raise Minimum Wage," co-author, Labor & Employment Law Alert (September 2016)

"City of Berkeley Passes New Paid Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance," co-author, Labor & Employment Law Alert (September 2016)

"A Glimmer Of Hope For Employers In “Associational” Reasonable Accommodation Cases," co-author, Labor & Employment Law Alert (September 2016)

"After Almost 20 Years, The EEOC Has Issued New Guidelines On Retaliation," co-author, Labor & Employment Law Alert (September 2016)

"Class Action Waiver Split May Go Up," co-author, Daily Journal (September 2016)

"Ninth Circuit Invalidates Class Action Waiver As Violating Employees’ Right To Engage In 'Concerted Action,' " co-author, Labor & Employment Law Alert (August 2016)

"Employers Scramble To Comply With New DOL Minimum Wage And Employee Polygraph Protection Act Posting Requirements," Labor & Employment Law Alert (August 2016)

"San Diego’s City Council Approves The Voter Passed Minimum Wage And Paid Sick Leave Ordinance… With A Few Important Modifications," co-author, Labor & Employment Law Alert (July 2016)

"McDonald’s On The Hook For Class Certification Of Wage And Hour Claims Under Ostensible Agency Theory," co-author, Labor & Employment Law Alert (July 2016)

"Los Angeles and San Diego Join The Fray With New And Expanded Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Laws," co-author, Labor & Employment Law Alert (June 2016)

"Employers Doing Business in the Cities of Los Angeles and San Diego Must Address New, Expanded Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Laws," co-author, CALA Legal Update (June 2016)

"Ninth Circuit Rules That Cash-In-Lieu Of Benefits Payments Must Be Included In Regular Rate Of Pay," co-author, Labor & Employment Law Alert (June 2016)

"New Law Should Limit Disability-Access Litigation in California," co-author, Labor & Employment Law Alert (May 2016)

"The Defend Trade Secrets Act Opens Federal Courts To Claims Of Misappropriation Of Trade Secrets," co-author, Labor & Employment Law Alert (May 2016)

"NLRB Continues To Eviscerate Workplace Civility Policies In New Handbook Decision," co-author, Labor & Employment Alert (May 2016)

"Two Rest Breaks Are Better Than One, According To A New California Appellate Court Decision," co-author, Labor & Employment Alert (April 2016)

"Employers May Be Obligated To Provide Suitable Seating To Employees," Labor & Employment Alert (April 2016)

"Employers May Be Required To Provide Reasonable Accommodation To Employees 'Associated' With Someone With A Disability," Labor & Employment Alert (April 2016)

"San Francisco Delivers New Paid Parental Leave," Labor & Employment Alert (April 2016)

"Expanded Reporting Obligations For Private Employers Under DOL's 'Persuader' Final Rule," Labor & Employment Alert (March 2016)

"No Fooling: New FEHA Regulations Go Into Effect April 1, 2016," Labor & Employment Alert (March 2016)

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Judicial Clerkships

Judicial Extern to the Honorable Paul Alvarado, San Francisco Superior Court (Summer 2005)

Academic Distinction

Order of the Coif

CALI Award, Contracts, Constitutional Law, and Arbitration

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2007)

B.A., University of Washington (2003)

Admissions And Courts

California

San Francisco

415-995-5155 Direct Phone
415-995-3557 Fax

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