Biography

Chandra Andrade specializes in counseling employers in workplace disputes and defending them in single-plaintiff, class-action, and PAGA litigation. Although she advises clients in a broad range of industries, the bulk of her work is for technology firms, food and beverage companies, and wineries. Chandra handles a wide variety of issues including wage and hour compliance, harassment and discrimination claims, performance management, and workplace policies and training.

Chandra’s practice falls into two broad categories. First, Chandra is a skillful and effective litigator. Her experience includes successful early resolution to numerous cases through demurrer, dismissal and favorable settlement. When settlement is not optimal, she is an effective advocate on her feet, with broad experience defending clients at agency, trial, and appellate levels. She is an active member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, where she served as chair of the Leadership Development Committee.

Second, Chandra works with clients on compliance and proactive resolution of pre-litigation disputes. With a practical, business-oriented approach that seeks the best results in the most efficient manner, she is particularly effective at working with growth companies that have limited experience with employment issues. Employment law can be an emotionally loaded undertaking, where careers, dignity, and livelihood are at issue. Chandra approaches potentially volatile situations in a calm, matter-of-fact, and collaborative manner that emphasizes working together to find solutions. She brings sensitivity to the day-to-day realities of her clients’ personal and business priorities and pride in being a reliable, responsive resource for her clients. 

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, 2017 Chair, Leadership Development Committee, Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Firm Highlights

Publication

Employment Law Issues to Consider Before Including Work Made for Hire Clauses in Contractor Agreements

For most employers, it is important to own the intellectual property rights in written and/or graphic work commissioned from independent contractors.  But including a Work Made for Hire Clause (“WMFH Clause”) in an independent...

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Event

Preparing Your Wine Business for California’s New Employment Laws in 2022 (Webinar)

Join Chandra Andrade and Rebecca Stephens at our next Wine Industry Education Series discussing "Preparing Your Wine Business for California’s New Employment Laws in 2022." Each year in California, the new year brings new...

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Preparing Your Cannabis Business for California’s New Employment Laws in 2022 (Webinar)

Join Chandra Andrade and Rebecca Stephens at our next Cannabis Industry Education Series discussing "Preparing Your Cannabis Business for California’s New Employment Laws in 2022."  Each year in California, the new year brings new...

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New California Employment Laws in 2022

The California Legislature passed and Governor Newsom signed several new or amended employment laws covering topics ranging from non-disparagement and separation agreements, the California Family Rights Act, and warehouse production quotas. Unless otherwise noted...

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Preparing Your Organization for California’s New Employment Laws in 2022 (Webinar)

Join Chandra Andrade and Rebecca Stephens at our next Nonprofit Education Series discussing "Preparing Your Organization for California’s New Employment Laws in 2022."  Each year in California, the new year brings new employment laws...

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