Katessa M. Charles is a Principal within the Los Angeles, California, workplace of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her follow focuses on representing employers in office regulation issues, together with preventive recommendation and counseling.
Ms. Charles is a authorized strategist, drawback solver, and dedicated advocate. Ms. Charles resolves business and employment disputes, together with unfair competitors, commerce secret, contract, privateness, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. She defends company shoppers towards claims introduced beneath Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Household Medical Go away Act, California Truthful Employment and Housing Act, California Wage Orders, and different associated federal and state statutes and laws. She has expertise in a broad vary of industries from manufacturing to leisure, and has arbitration and jury trial expertise in state and federal courts.
Ms. Charles counsels employers in all areas of employment regulation, together with state and federal wage and hour, worker compensation, privateness, worker leaves of absence and efficiency, employment and repair agreements, exterior salespersons, unbiased contractors, unfair competitors, and commerce secret points. Ms. Charles represents employers in administrative proceedings, together with responding to costs filed with the Division of Truthful Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Alternative Fee, California Labor Commissioner, and U.S. Division of Labor.
Ms. Charles assists employers with lowering their workforces, creating personnel handbooks, and coaching supervisory staff on the prevention of sexual harassment.
Ms. Charles additionally speaks on a large number of employment and administration associated matters, together with hiring and firing, leaves of absence, incapacity lodging, personnel insurance policies, discrimination legal guidelines, commerce secrets and techniques, unfair enterprise practices and privateness within the office.