Ashley Bobo

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Ashley Bobo focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling and represents employers in actions involving harassment, retaliation, discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage and hour matters. She has defended clients before administrative agencies, including Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Ashley also counsels companies on day-to-day human resources and employee relations issues, including leave law management, termination decisions, internal complaints and investigations, and employee classifications. She guides employers in the development and implementation of employment practices, including drafting of employee handbooks, international policy manuals, employment leave documentation, and settlement and separation agreements.

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Weed in the Workplace – Marijuana Roundup

Marijuana was once again one of the hottest legislative topics across the nation in 2021, and while some states’ new legislation provided greater protections to employers with drug-free and/or zero-tolerance policies, others took a more employee-friendly approach. Employers will have to continue to review, update, and carefully navigate workplace drug policies to ensure legal compliance … Continue Reading

California’s Sweeping Expansion of Employment Laws

California has enacted a host of new laws impacting family and medical leave, coronavirus reporting obligations, workers compensation, pay gap data, worker classifications, and more. Here are the highlights, including when employers must abide by the new laws.… Continue Reading

California’s Arbitration Agreement Ban on Hold

A controversial California law that would have prevented employers from requiring arbitration agreements as a condition of employment has been enjoined from taking effect by a federal district judge. Assembly Bill 51 (AB 51) was set to take effect last month, but the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Retail Federation, National Association of Security Companies, … Continue Reading