Biography

Rebecca Stephens counsels clients on developing and implementing sound employment policies, conducting workplace investigations, and administering separations from employment. She also represents employers in a wide range of matters in both federal and state courts, including wage and hour disputes and wrongful termination, retaliation, and discrimination cases.

Rebecca’s clients range from small businesses to global corporations. She advises employers on day-to-day employment matters, including challenging issues relating to accommodations and leaves of absence. She also advises clients on practices and policies related to termination, including negotiating severance and separation agreements. Rebecca takes a practical, solutions-focused approach and understands the importance of tailoring her advice to each employer’s needs, goals, and culture.

In her litigation practice, Rebecca has experience with class and representative actions and single-plaintiff cases in federal and state courts and before arbitrators. She also represents clients before administrative agencies including the DLSE, the EEOC, and the DFEH.

Rebecca served as a law clerk and attorney-advisor to the Honorable Jennifer Gee of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges and as a judicial extern to the Honorable Ruben Castillo of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Chair, Barristers Labor & Employment Executive Committee, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association; Planning Committee Member, National Symposium on Technology in Labor & Employment
  • Board Member, Northwestern Law Alumni Club of San Francisco
  • Co-Chair, Impact Committee, Mission Graduates

Firm Highlights

Publication

Weed at Work: Understanding Legalized Marijuana in the Office

Click here  for the audio recording of the webinar "Weed at Work: Understanding Legalized Marijuana in the Office."

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New California Crown Act Reminds Employers to Carefully Consider Workplace Dress and Grooming Policies

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law the nation’s first bill banning discrimination based on an employee’s hairstyle. Senate Bill 188, otherwise known as the Crown Act, expanded the definition of race under...

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Is your company covered by California's new privacy law?

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2020 ABA National Symposium on Technology in Labor & Employment Law

Rebecca Stephens will be speaking at the 2020 ABA National Symposium on Technology in Labor & Employment Law session, "Marijuana in the Workplace." Details: According to a 2018 Pew Research Survey, 62 percent of...

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In the Weeds: Marijuana Legalization & Employment Laws

Over the last several years, attitudes towards marijuana use have rapidly changed in the United States. According to a 2018 Pew Research Survey, 62 percent of U.S. respondents said marijuana use should be legal...

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What Employers Should Know About the California Consumer Privacy Act Taking Effect January 1, 2020

On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a consumer-friendly privacy law inspired by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, is set to take effect. The CCPA is aimed towards bolstering...

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Risk Management Summit for Agriculture and Cannabis

Rebecca Stephens will be presenting the topic "A Closer Look at Ag/Cannabis Employment Issues Surfacing in 2020" at Newfront Insurance's Risk Management Summit for Agriculture & Cannabis. Join us for a free, all-day event...

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