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Douglas M. Egbert


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Douglas M. Egbert is an Associate in the Sacramento, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on employment litigation on behalf of management.

Prior to pursuing a career in law, Mr. Egbert worked as a human resources manager and as an independent human resources consultant. His work in human resources primarily focused on investigating employee complaints and on organization design and analysis.

While attending law school, he served as a UC Davis Moot Court Board Member and wrote the moot court problem for the 2009 UC Davis Annual Asylum and Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition. He also received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in civil procedure.

Mr. Egbert speaks Japanese and published a trio of haiku in the 2006 Salmon Creek Journal, a literary journal published by Washington State University – Vancouver.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association

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Governor Brown Expands Paid Family-leave Benefits
April 15, 2016

In 2004, California enacted the nation’s first paid family leave program, offering up to six weeks of paid leave to workers who need to care for a new baby or an ill family member.  The program was financed through disability insurance taxes paid by employees through payroll withholdings.  The 2004 program paid 55 percent of … Read More

Sacramento Minimum Wage Increases
November 16, 2015

Anyone paying attention to national politics knows increasing the minimum wage is a hot topic  being debated by employee and business groups.  While the debate rages, the Sacramento City Council decided not to wait for the feds or the state to act, and recently voted 6-3 to increase the Sacramento city minimum wage, as follows: … Read More

“Whistleblower” Retaliation Applies to Private Matters Unrelated to the Whistleblower’s Employment
October 16, 2015

An employer is prohibited from retaliating against an employee who makes a complaint to a government or law enforcement agency under California law. Labor Code section 1102.5(b), for example, makes it unlawful for a hospital to terminate a nurse because the nurse complained about a doctor to the Medical Board. Read More