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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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San Francisco Issues Guidance for the Application of the City’s Paid Parental Leave Ordinance

The City of San Francisco recently published new FAQs addressing provisions of its Paid Parental Leave Ordinance (the “Ordinance”).  The Ordinance, which went into effect on January 1, 2017 for employers with 50 or more employees, will begin to apply to employers with 35 or more and 20 or more employees on July 1, 2017 … Continue Reading

California Labor Commissioner Issues New Guidance on Paid Sick Leave

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office recently issued new guidance regarding the application and administration of the state’s paid sick leave law.  The new guidance addresses the interplay between the law and grandfathered employer part time off (“PTO”) plans, as well as the interaction between employers’ disciplinary policies on employees’ use of paid sick leave. Grandfathered PTO … Continue Reading

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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