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 clients on day-to-day employment matters, including challenging issues relating to employee accommodations and leaves of absence. She also advises clients on practices and policies related to termination, including negotiating severance and separation agreements.
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 takes a practical approach to her practice and understands the importance of tailoring her advice to each employer’s needs, goals, and culture. She provides custom-tailored solutions which are specific to each client. Rebecca works to analyze the long-term effects of her clients’ employment practices and arrive at the best solution given the nature of their business and industry.
It’s also important to Rebecca to ensure that an employment issue does not disrupt the day-to-day operation of a client’s business. Whether the issue involves unpaid wages, discrimination, or a separation from employment, Rebecca helps her clients keep doing business.
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
- Member, Barristers Labor & Employment Executive Committee, Bar Association of San Francisco
- Northwestern Alumni Club