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Melissa L. Yen

Associate
Los Angeles

P 213-630-8255
F 213-689-0430
Melissa.Yen@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Melissa L. Yen is an Associate in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour matters in state and federal court as well as arbitration.

Ms. Yen regularly advises employers on employment-related issues, including high-risk terminations, employee discipline, lay-offs, disability accommodations, leaves of absence, employment policies and wage and hour compliance. Ms. Yen also works with management in retail, hospitality, medical, transportation, and manufacturing industries in all phases of the litigation process.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Yen was an associate in the labor and employment group of a national law firm.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

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June 16, 2016

Los Angeles Approves Minimum Wage Increases and Mandates Employers to Provide 48 Hours of Paid Sick Leave

June 16, 2016

Employers in the City of Los Angeles will need to review their current minimum wage and paid sick leave policies to ensure they comply with the new City ordinance increasing the minimum wage and extending paid sick leave benefits to employees working in the City. On June 1, 2016, the Los Angeles City Council voted in favor of... Read More

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Plaintiffs Cannot Bring PAGA Claims If They Fail to Give Notice of a Representative Action
March 8, 2018

In Hamid H. Khan v. Read More

California Supreme Court Denies Review of Castro-Ramirez Decision — California Employers Must Consider Leave Accommodation for Employees Caring for Disabled Family Members
December 8, 2016

In Castro Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express, Inc., the employee alleged that he was terminated from employment after he made complaints about changes to his work schedule which impacted his ability to be at home during his disabled son’s dialysis treatments. Read More

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December 7, 2016

California Supreme Court Denies Review of Castro-Ramirez Decision — California Employers Must Consider Leave Accommodation for Employees Caring for Disabled Family Members We previously reported here that the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District held that an employer’s denial of accommodation to a nondisab Read More