Nancy Yaffe of Fox Rothschild Presents on Basics of Employment Law for LA County Bar AssociationDecember 7, 2009 – Press Releases
Nancy Yaffe, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Fox Rothschild, LLP, spoke at the Los Angeles County Bar Association seminar, “From Hiring to Firing: The Nuts & Bolts of Employment Law,” offered by the Labor & Employment Law Section on Dec. 5 at Southwestern Law School.
Yaffe and several other attorneys guided attendees who were launching an employment law career, expanding their employment law practice or transitioning to the practice of employment law. The speakers expounded on the key concepts and issues concerning the employment relationship; discrimination, harassment and retaliation; leaves of absence; reasonable accommodation and the interactive process; and wage and hour. Yaffe presented the defense perspective on discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
In her practice at Fox Rothschild, Yaffe focuses on hospitality, labor and employment law counseling and litigation, emphasizing problem prevention. She has represented businesses against employee claims and lawsuits involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage-and-hour violations. Yaffe’s broad range of clients include southern California hotels, manufacturing and service providing companies and high-tech enterprises. On a national scale, she has experience providing pre-litigation counseling on employment-related issues including ADA/disability compliance, reduction-in-force planning involving WARN Act compliance and union avoidance.
Yaffe also reviews client policies and handbooks to ensure legal compliance and conducts preventive audits and investigations into workplace misconduct allegations.
In addition to her presentations on sexual harassment prevention and labor and employee relations, Yaffe has spoken for several Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) Conferences on matters pertaining to employee relations including retaliation and HR audits. She has also authored articles for the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal.
Yaffe holds memberships in the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association and Step Up Women’s Network and is program chair for PIHRA District 5. Presently, Yaffe volunteers for the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Sojourn Domestic Violence Legal Clinic.
Yaffe earned her J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 1995, where she also received her graduate certificate in the Study of Women and Men in Society. She received her B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1987 graduating magna cum laude.