Biography

Jaya Bajaj has effectively represented employers across a wide array of industries (e.g. technology, staffing, property management, financial services, healthcare, and nonprofit) in single-plaintiff, class, and representative actions under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). She has litigated disputes regarding wage and hour law, retaliatory discharge, discrimination, and breach of contract in federal and state courts, and before arbitrators. She has also represented clients before administrative agencies, including the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Jaya served as a judicial extern to the Honorable James B. Zagel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and was an intern with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago.

She is proficient in Hindi.

Firm Highlights

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Coronavirus and the Workplace: Is Your Business Prepared?

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) implicates numerous legal obligations for employers, including leave, medical privacy, and discrimination. Employers should prepare to implement policies that strike a balance between ensuring safety and fostering...

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Coronavirus and Employee Privacy Laws: What Employers Should Know

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) presents challenging medical privacy issues for employers. Employers must observe their employees’ continued legal right to privacy—including under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HIPAA, and/or relevant...

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California’s New Ban on Mandatory Employment Arbitration: How We Got Here and What This Means

All employers should be aware that their use of mandatory employment arbitration agreements is prohibited in California effective January 1, 2020 under recently signed Assembly Bill No. 51 (AB 51). Under current California law...

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Reopening Wine Businesses: Employee and Consumer Data Privacy

Farella's Wine Industry Education Series features Nate Garhart and Jaya Bajaj discussing "Reopening Wine Businesses: Employee and Consumer Data Privacy." The shelter-in-place orders prevented in-person tastings from happening, throwing a curve ball to the wine...

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Employment Law Updates for Nonprofits in the New Normal

Farella's Nonprofit Education Series features Rebecca Stephens and Jaya Bajaj discussing "Employment Law Updates for Nonprofits in the New Normal." Nonprofit organizations are subject to both state and federal employment laws and regulations. The...

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