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Jamerson C. Allen

San Francisco

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Jamerson C. Allen is a Principal in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He joined Jackson Lewis in 1989.

Mr. Allen spends the majority of his time counseling employers on compliance in a wide variety of areas. He advises employers on federal and California requirements for disability accommodation and protected leaves of absence. He frequently conducts disability and leave of absence training sessions for managers, supervisors and human resources professionals. In addition, Mr. Allen advises clients on wage-hour compliance, internal investigations of harassment and misconduct, independent contractor status, disciplining employees, and utilizing consumer credit reports and investigative consumer reports.

Mr. Allen is a regular contributor for the California legal updates posted on the firm's website. He also is the principal editor of our Welcome to California publication.

Mr. Allen has almost 30 years of experience in representing employers in litigation and administrative proceedings, including defending against claims for wrongful termination, wage hour violations, and workplace harassment, defamation and discrimination. Mr. Allen also has significant experience representing employers in public accommodation cases brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act and California state laws. He is a Co-Chair of the firm's Title III ADA Public Accommodations and California Compliance Teams.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • State Bar of California, Employment Law Section

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March 6, 2017

Jamerson Allen, Susan Corcoran, Richard Greenberg, Susan Groff, Candace Harrison and Ellen Bandel Author "Los Angeles Issues Rules Implementing Ban the Box Legislation"

March 6, 2017

 Jamerson Allen, Susan Corcoran, Richard Greenberg, Susan Groff, Candace Harrison and Ellen Bandel author "Los Angeles Issues Rules Implementing Ban the Box Legislation," published by SHRM. ​Subscription may be required to view article Read More

March 27, 2015
Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Comment on Executive Action and Key Legislative Activity

March 27, 2015

Jackson Lewis attorneys Paul DeCamp, Chris Chrisbens, Cliff Atlas, Frank Alvarez, Joe Lynett, Jamie Allen, Cynthia Filla, and Kathryn Russo are quoted in the Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily article “Presidential Action, State and Federal Legislation: 2014 Review – 2015 Preview.” Read More

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July 25, 2017

Trending: Website Accessibility Lawsuits under Americans with Disabilities Act on the Rise

July 25, 2017

For years, lawsuits under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act concerning places of public accommodation were confined to brick-and-mortar physical barriers, such as steps, excessive slopes in parking lots, and routes that were too narrow for individuals in wheelchairs to use. Now, in the e-commerce age, lawsuits complaining... Read More

February 28, 2017

Los Angeles Issues Rules and Regulations Implementing ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation

February 28, 2017

The Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (“FCIHO”) went into effect on January 22, 2017. The Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA), the Designated Administrative Agency responsible for enforcing the Ordinance, has issued “Rules and Regulations” (“Regulations”) for the FCIHO. These are published on the BCA’s Office of... Read More

December 28, 2016

Employees on Rest Breaks Must Be Off Duty, California Supreme Court Rules

December 28, 2016

A class of security guards received an early holiday present from the California Supreme Court on December 22. The Court ruled that California law requires employees on rest breaks be relieved of all duties. It reinstated Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Shepard Wiley’s Order granting summary judgment and awarding... Read More

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Are You Ready for Important California and City of Los Angeles Regulations Effective July 1, 2017?
June 29, 2017

Both California and the City of Los Angeles have enacted regulations effective July 1, 2017 governing employer use of applicant and employee criminal history in making employment decisions. Below we summarize these upcoming changes as well as the City of San Francisco’s ordinance already in effect. Read More

New California Regulations on Workplace Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination Policies Effective April 1
March 10, 2016

New California regulations declaring that “[e]mployers have an affirmative duty to create a workplace environment that is free from employment practices prohibited by” the California Fair Employment and Housing Act and that “[e]mployers have an affirmative duty to take reasonable steps to prevent and promptly correct discriminatory and Read More

California Labor Commissioner’s Enforcement Powers Set to Expand Dramatically
December 7, 2015

Effective January 1, 2016, California employers face a Labor Commissioner with significantly enhanced authority to enforce judgments for unpaid wages under California’s Fair Day’s Pay Act. Read More