Sahara provides clients with informed and practical strategies to effectively handle a range of employment issues, including human resources administration, recruitment, employee relations, minimizing liability against lawsuits, the development and implementation of employment contracts, employee handbooks, personnel policies, noncompetition agreements, reductions in force, independent contractor agreements and compliance with Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and other federal, state and local employment statutes.
She also creates and provides training workshops and coaches C-level executives on a range of employment-related topics, including harassment, interviewing and hiring, effective communications, management of leave laws, managerial intelligence and sensitivity issues.
In addition, Sahara is well-versed in labor law and has experience representing clients in mediation and administrative hearings and negotiating collective bargaining agreements.
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining the firm, Sahara was the president and founder of Training Mavens, a company that focused on ensuring its clients complied with all employment laws and provided best practices and training to help foster positive employee relations and prevent employee lawsuits. She also served as an interim director of human relations at Dogeared Inc., a Certified B-Corporation that handcrafts jewelry in Southern California.
Sahara was also a labor and employment attorney at international law firms in both New York and Los Angeles.
Prior to her practice of law, Sahara was a reporter for the New York Law Journal.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Sahara is an executive committee member of the Santa Monica Bay chapter of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), a global network of successful young chief executives. She also serves as a fundraising board member and event chair for Determined to Succeed, an organization based in Santa Monica that provides highly motivated students from low-income families with comprehensive, year-round academic, enrichment and social-emotional support from middle school through college graduation.
Sahara is also a contributing author to XPertHR.com, iWorkwell.com and AllExperts.com on an array of employment and HR topics.