Laura J. Fowler

Of Counsel

laura.fowler@bbklaw.com

Tel: (916) 551-2085

Location(s)

At a Glance

Laura represents public and private employers in administrative proceedings.

 

She defends both public and private employers in lawsuits for wrongful termination, breach of contract, unpaid wages, harassment, failure to accommodate, retaliation and discrimination.

 

Laura drafts employee handbooks, policies, employment agreements and severance agreements.

Laura J. Fowler is an attorney in the Labor & Employment Law practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP. Laura represents employers in a variety of court and administrative proceedings.
 
She defends both public and private employers in lawsuits for wrongful termination, breach of contract, unpaid wages, harassment, failure to accommodate, retaliation and discrimination. Laura represents public and private employers in administrative proceedings filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Labor Commissioner and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. She also drafts employee handbooks, policies, employment agreements and severance agreements. Laura provides employers with day-to-day advice regarding wage and hour issues, leaves of absence, disability accommodations, and decisions regarding discipline and termination.
 
Prior to joining the firm, she was an attorney with McDonough Holland & Allen in Sacramento. Laura presents seminars on a number of employment-related issues and acted as a guest lecturer at her alma mater, McGeorge School of Law. She graduated from law school as valedictorian and was selected by the law school faculty as the outstanding graduating senior for her graduating class. She served as writer and editor for the Pacific Law Journal. After law school, she served as law clerk for the Honorable Milton L. Schwartz of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. She is admitted to all the districts of the U.S. District Court in California and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
 
Education

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., with great distinction
  • California State University, Sacramento, B.A.


Admissions

  • California
COVID-19 Laws Impacting California Employers
Legal Alerts Jan 13, 2021

COVID-19 Laws Impacting California Employers

Part 1: New Labor & Employment Laws for Businesses and Public Agencies in 2021

COVID-19 Quarantine Requirements for Employees Updated by Governor’s Order
Legal Alerts Dec 16, 2020

COVID-19 Quarantine Requirements for Employees Updated by Governor’s Order

New California Guidance Impacts Quarantine Periods for Exposed Workers

Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Legal Alerts Mar 19, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

New Federal Employee Leave Requirements Under COVID-19

Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act Takes Effect
Legal Alerts May 16, 2016

Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act Takes Effect

Employers Should Immediately Revise Confidentiality Agreements to Comply

  • "COVID-19 Emergency Prevention Peasures," PublicCEO, Jan. 28, 2021
  • "New Rules: COVID-19 Dominates California's Latest Workplace Regulations," The Press-Enterprise, Jan. 26, 2021
  • “The List: Law Firms,” Sacramento Business Journal, Jan. 27, 2015
  • “New Laws Affecting Businesses in California,” BB&K Legal Alert, Nov. 26, 2013
  • “New Laws Affecting Public Agencies in California,” BB&K Legal Alert, Nov. 25, 2013
  • “Two New California Laws Will Affect Hiring and Fair Employment Practices,” BB&K Legal Alert, Oct. 24, 2013
  • “Private Employers Must Only Provide For Breaks, Not Ensure Them,” BB&K Legal Alert, April 12, 2012

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