Marlene represents employers in all California courts and in arbitration, on a wide range of employment issues, including wage/hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, defamation, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition. Her experience includes class action, multi-plaintiff, and single plaintiff lawsuits.
Marlene has defended employers in several different industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, restaurant, construction, transportation, and retail. She has handled several jury and bench trials, as well as arbitration proceedings and administrative hearings.
Marlene also provides legal counseling and advice to employers on all aspects of employment law. This includes drafting and implementing handbooks and workplace policies, advising on hiring and termination practices, advising on leaves of absence and accommodations, drafting employment contracts, and general day-to-day preventative counseling and advice.