Rachel Schumacher

Rachel Schumacher

Rachel Schumacher focuses her litigation practice in the areas of labor and employment law. She represents employers in federal and state litigation matters, including class action and individual claims of wage and hour violations, sexual harassment, age, disability, race and sex discrimination, failure to accommodate, whistleblower and public policy wrongful discharge. Rachel has extensive class action experience and focuses primarily on wage and hour class actions and collective actions, including Fair Labor Standards Act, meal and rest period, donning and doffing, vacation and regular rate of pay claims at the state and federal levels. Rachel also represents management in a variety of labor relations matters, including collective bargaining and unfair labor practice charges. She also provides employers with day-to-day preventive counseling and strategic solutions in connection with hiring, promotion, disability accommodation and termination of their employees, as well as compliance with local state and federal employment laws.

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Employers Can Be Thankful: New Salary Regulation Delayed

Providing employers with a piece of good news, a Texas court has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that delays the December 1 implementation of the controversial final rule that increased the salary level for exempt employees to $47,476, more than double what it had been. The court found that the 21 states challenging the rule showed both that they were … Continue Reading

Stay Ahead Of The Tides: The Ever Changing California Employment Landscape

Employers with California employees are already familiar with the particularities and unique challenges associated with doing business in this state. As other west coast states appear to be meeting or surpassing California’s previously employee-friendly landscape, California is stepping up its game with an ever-expanding list of new ordinances and regulations. In just the last few weeks, several cities have instituted … Continue Reading