Practice and Industry Groups

Jill Garcia

Shareholder Las Vegas

Ms. Garcia focuses her practice on the defense of employers in actions involving claims of wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, defamation, sexual misconduct, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, COBRA and Title IX.  She counsels clients with respect to employment decisions including hiring, termination, and disciplinary actions, as well as reductions in force.  In addition, Ms. Garcia reviews and consults with employers about their pay practices and employment contracts.

Ms. Garcia handles investigations of charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, and advises clients with respect to handbooks and workplace policies and procedures.  She also handles a variety of civil litigation, including employee misconduct, non-compete, contract, breach of fiduciary duty and constitutional actions.


Experience

Ms. Garcia represents clients in several industries including education, healthcare, gaming and hospitality, and physician practice groups.  She has handled a variety of labor and employment litigations such as investigations, charges of discrimination, wage and hour, and non-compete matters.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • The Defense Research Institute
  • The Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys
  • Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce

Speeches:

  • Beyond the Basics in Employment Law - ''Advanced FLSA Issues'' - Las Vegas - October 2010
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''News from Nevada: Employment Law in the Silver State'' - Las Vegas - May 2010

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Media Quotes

September 26, 2013 - SHRM.org - "School Worker's Disability Retirement Does Not Preclude ADA Claim"
November 2009 - Nevada Lawyer - "Personal Liability of Corporate Agents: Casting Aside the Notion that There Is No Individual Liability Under the FLSA"

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