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Morin Jacob counsels and represents our clients on all labor and employment matters.

She has handled all facets of defense-side state and federal court employment litigation, from pre-litigation through trial and appeal. She has also represented clients in a variety of administrative proceedings, including before the DFEH, EEOC, and EDD. In 2010, Morin first-chaired a five week jury trial for the County of Stanislaus and secured a complete defense verdict on all causes of action.

Morin also has experience in labor negotiations in the public sector. She has represented local agencies in labor negotiations with employee unions.

On July 3, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill that extends California’s workplace and school discrimination protections to cover race-related traits, including hair.  SB-188 expands the definition of “race” under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the nondiscrimination provisions of the Education Code.  Effective January 1, 2020, “race” will include “traits

Gavel-and-Books.JPGOn November 13, 2014, the Third Appellate District in Earl v. State Personnel Board held that the notice of intended discipline required to be given to a public safety officer under Government Code Section 3304(d) must actually be provided to the officer within the one-year statute of limitations.

Subject to certain exceptions, Government Code Section

Harvard_University_Widener_LibraryThis summer I had the opportunity to attend Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government course.  It is a 3-week class designed to help state and local government officials, and those of us who serve them, effectively manage operations and employees; and to hone skills to exercise leadership in an

Golden_Gate_Bridge_Front_TrafficIn 2012, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1339 into law which authorized the implementation of a pilot program in the San Francisco Bay Area on commuter benefits.  Senate Bill 1339 authorizes the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (“Air District”) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (“MTC”) to adopt a joint “commuter benefit ordinance” that requires

Fire Helmet.jpgOn February 26, 2014, the California Supreme Court agreed to review the Court of Appeal decision in Poole v. Orange County Fire Authority.

Given the nearly identical language in the Public Safety Officers Bill of Rights Act (“POBR”) as in the Firefighters’ Procedural Bill of Rights Act (“FBOR”), this case will affect law enforcement

AnotherGavel.jpgMany agencies have had the experience of being served with a complaint of harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation filed by an employee with the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (“DFEH”). Filing such an administrative complaint is a prerequisite to suing in court for damages. There are deadlines associated with an employee’s ability to bring