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Laura K. Latham
Ms. Latham (formerly Ms. Licht) is an advisor to and advocate for employers in a variety of employment matters including wage-hour, wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment, breach of contract, trade secret, Labor Code violations and employment-related investigations.
For over a decade, Ms. Latham has represented employers in complex wage-hour matters. She has handled the defense of wage-hour class actions involving the administrative, executive and professional exemptions to the overtime laws. She has also handled cases involving the salaried basis test, and cases involving technical violations of the California Labor Code, including cases involving alleged vacation forfeiture and failure to provide meal periods and rest breaks. In addition, Ms. Latham assists companies in exemption audits, and provides strategic, collaborative advice to clients already in the midst of defending high-stakes wage-hour litigation.
While Ms. Latham represents businesses of all types and sizes, she also has the unique experience of assisting non-profit religious corporations in the employment arena. Whether for advice, counseling, investigations, agency claims or litigation defense, Ms. Latham has experience concerning the statutory exemptions available to church employers and has successfully defended agency claims and litigation on these grounds.
Ms. Latham is a frequent lecturer on a variety of employment law topics, including prevention of wage-hour claims, defense of employment litigation, and prevention of workplace harassment and discrimination claims.
- Super Lawyers
American Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, Louis M. Welsh Chapter of the American Inns of Court
Federal District Courts for Southern, Central, Northern, and Eastern Districts of California; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. Supreme Court
“Employment Law Outlook” Presentation, February 2013
“Employment Law Outlook” Presentation, February 2012
"Social Media, the Internet and the Legal Implications for Managing and Hiring Employees," Pillsbury Employment & Labor Practice Breakfast Briefing, September 2011
“Employment Law Outlook” Presentation, March 2011
“Employment Law Outlook” Presentation, February 3, 2010
"Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Why is it Relevant for California Employers?" Association of Corporate Counsel San Diego Chapter MCLE Presentation, November 19, 2009
“California Overtime Exemptions” Presentation, November 2009
“Employment Law Outlook” Presentation, February 4, 2009
"Annual Wage and Hour Power Hour," Association of Corporate Counsel San Diego Chapter MCLE Presentation, September 18, 2008
“Wage-Hour Treatment of IT Professionals” Presentation, September 2008
“Current Trends in Wage-Hour Class Actions“ Presentation, September 2008
“Employment Law Outlook” Presentation, January 30, 2008
"Annual Wage and Hour Power Hour," Association of Corporate Counsel San Diego Chapter MCLE Presentation, August 16, 2007
“Employment Law Outlook” Presentation, March 14, 2007
“Wage-Hour Update” Presentation, September 28, 2006
“Managing HR: Employee Discipline & Discharge”, Presentation, August 22, 2006
"Annual Wage and Hour Power Hour," Association of Corporate Counsel San Diego Chapter MCLE Presentation, August 17, 2006
“Advanced Employee Discharge and Documentation in California” Presentation, June 2006
"Annual Wage and Hour Power Hour," Association of Corporate Counsel San Diego Chapter MCLE Presentation, August 18, 2005