Jessica James

Jessica James

Jessica James, an attorney in the Sacramento office, has experience in defending a broad range of employment issues, including claims of harassment, wrongful discharge, misclassification and systemic discrimination investigations.

Jessica’s practice involves employment litigation on a variety of legal issues, including defense of class action and single-plaintiff claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, misclassification, and other wage-and-hour violations. She also has experience in defending and advising industry leaders regarding pay equity and compensation analysis in response to civil litigation, OFCCP and EEOC investigations, and other claims of systemic discrimination.

Jessica regularly counsel clients on a variety of employment-related issues, including human resources policies and procedures, separation agreements, employee termination, and compliance with various state and federal regulations, including the Equal Pay Act (EPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN). As part of her counseling role, she frequently conducts training programs for her clients, including trainings on sexual harassment and discrimination prevention. Jessica also has significant experience conducting internal investigations in response to claims of misconduct.

Jessica’s experience also includes business litigation on issues beyond the employment context, relating to white collar criminal defense, corporate investigations, and complex commercial litigation.

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Guest Appearances
August 9, 2019

ABA Annual Meeting 2019: Equal Pay – Trends in Litigation, Emerging Legislation, & Corporate Equity Initiatives

Fred Alvarez, Jessica James, and Lori Andrus have a discussion about the state of equal pay as to the law, the gender pay gap, and how employers can minimize that issue within their companies.