Rana Ayazi represents employers in state and federal courts in a wide range of labor and employment law matters, including claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, trade secret misappropriation, wrongful termination, and wage-and-hour violations. Her experience includes representing and advising employers in single-plaintiff, class action, and Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) lawsuits.

In addition to her litigation practice, Rana assists management in creating and implementing workplace practices and policies. She regularly counsels employers on compliance with leave policies (e.g., Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), local and supplemental paid sick leave law), wage-and-hour compliance (e.g., rest break and meal period policies, timely payment of wages, proper record keeping), employee discipline issues (e.g., risk assessment of termination, separation agreements), and COVID-19 legal requirements (e.g., reporting requirements, payroll records).

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