California Employment Law Update
Irina Constantin

Irina Constantin

Associate

Irina Constantin is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the International Labor & Employment Group. Her practice focuses on the representation and counseling of management with respect to a wide array of employment issues.

As a part of her litigation practice, Irina defends companies and supervisors in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and wage-and-hour cases before federal and state courts, arbitral tribunals, and civil rights agencies. Irina’s clients include employers in a variety of industries, including financial services, consumer products and not-for-profit.

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California Employers Down, But Not Out, Concerning Class Certification Issues

Shortly after the California Supreme Court issued its 2012 decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court, employers saw an immediate uptick in appellate court decisions supporting the denial of class certification to plaintiffs in wage and hour lawsuits. Today, the opposite seems to be true: appellate courts are reversing decisions denying class certification and … Continue Reading

San Francisco Provides Employees With Flexible Work Arrangements

The Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance will take effect on January 1, 2014, requiring employers with 20 or more employees in San Francisco to consider flexible scheduling for workers with caregiving responsibilities.  Intended to respond to “an increased number of women in the workforce, fewer households with children that have at least one parent staying at … Continue Reading
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