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Vanessa C. Krumbein focuses her practice on counseling employers, in-house counsel, and human resource professionals on a wide range of workplace issues, including employee performance and discipline, employment agreements, compliance with wage and hour laws, managing disability accommodation and leaves of absence, employee classification, and workplace harassment investigations, and she works with companies to develop employee handbooks and appropriate personnel policies and procedures. Vanessa also has experience working on employment issues unique to clients in the media and entertainment sector.

Vanessa also represents employers in administrative proceedings and in state and federal court on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, violations of privacy, violations of leave laws, wage and hour disputes, and other employment-related claims. Vanessa has experience litigating class actions, single-plaintiff, and multi-party civil cases.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s recent final rule that would ban virtually all noncompete agreements in the United States will take effect Sept. 4, 2024, barring delays from pending legal

Continue Reading Business as Usual in California? Comparing the FTC’s Noncompete Final Rule to California Law

With the festive season upon us, California employers can look forward to hanging lights, holiday cheer, and, of course, the new employment laws and compliance challenges taking effect in the

Continue Reading ’Tis the Season for California’s 2024 Legislative Update: What Employers Need to Prepare for

On Oct. 4, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill No. 616 (SB 616). Effective Jan. 1, 2024, SB 616 expands the existing paid sick leave entitlements

Continue Reading California Expands Paid Sick Leave Entitlements, Effective Jan. 1, 2024

California employers know the holidays bring chilly nights (by California standards), holiday cheer, decked halls, and… ringing in the New Year with a host of new employment laws and compliance

Continue Reading ’Tis the Season for California’s 2023 Legislative Update: Employer Considerations

On Dec. 16, 2021, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted revisions to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). The ETS updates amend employer requirements for
Continue Reading Cal/OSHA Revises COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards

In true California fashion, the legislature had a busy session that resulted in a number of new employment-related statutes and amendments being passed just in time for the holidays and
Continue Reading California Employers Will Ring in The New Year With More Coal Than Presents

By now, most California employers have heard of AB 5, which, along with the California Supreme Court decision, Dynamex Operations W. Inc. v. Superior Court, 4 Cal. 5th 903


Continue Reading Move Over AB 5, There’s a New Kid on the Block