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Sander van der Heide


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Sander van der Heide is a senior-level Associate in the Sacramento, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.  He represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and other labor and employment-related claims.

Mr. van der Heide represents employers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small local employers, as well as public entities, in class action and single-plaintiff cases.  He practices before the state and federal courts in California, the United States Department of Labor, the United States Equal Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.  Mr. van der Heide has successfully represented clients through trial, serving as trial co-counsel, and appeals.  In addition to litigation, he also provides preventative advice and counsel on best employment practices.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in 2015, Mr. van der Heide was an associate with law firms in the Sacramento and Bay Area representing public entities in employment, education, and general tort litigation.  While attending law school, Mr. van der Heide was an articles editor for the Hastings Communication and Entertainment Law Journal and received Honors in Trial Advocacy and Civil Litigation Concentration.

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Refusing Employee’s Attempt to Rescind Resignation Was Not Actionable
April 28, 2017

In what appears to be an issue previously undecided under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), the Second District Court of Appeals in California held that an employer’s refusal to allow an at-will employee to rescind her resignation is not a proper basis for a disability discrimination lawsuit. Read More

SB 1241: Forum Selection and Choice of Law Clauses The Long Arm of California Law Just Got Longer
October 25, 2016

For employers with California employees, there seems to be no way to avoid California’s complicated and protective employment laws, and things just got a bit more complicated. Read More

California Teacher Tenure Laws Upheld by Appellate Court
April 21, 2016

Overturning a trial court ruling, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District held that teacher tenure laws are constitutional in the case of Vergara v. State of California, decided April 14, 2016. Read More