Jennifer Yanni has spent the entirety of her legal career litigating labor and employment issues. She began her practice representing plaintiffs against national corporations and second-chaired an arbitration that resulted in a six-figure award in a rare reverse-discrimination suit. For the past five years, she has represented employers on a wide range of labor and employment issues. She has defended employers in a variety of industries in cases involving discrimination on the basis of race, sex, and disability; wage and hour disputes involving claims of unpaid overtime, meal breaks, and rest breaks; and consulting issues to clients on fair employment practices.
Ms. Yanni also represents employers in Health and Safety. She has advised employers on safety, risk management, and Cal/OSHA regulations. She has represented employers in investigations, appeals of citations, and enforcement proceedings by Cal/OSHA. She prepares and reviews written safety policies and procedures for employers in the construction, entertainment, healthcare, and management industries. She has developed and presented to employers on a wide range of safety-related issues, including workplace violence in the healthcare industry, fall protection, and legislative developments. For an employer that is the target of a Cal/OSHA inspection, Ms. Yanni provides representation from the start of the inspection through settlement or litigation.