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San Francisco Direct: 415.291.7425 General: 415.291.7400 Fax: 415.291.7474
Los Angeles Direct: 310.312.4327 General: 310.312.4000 Fax: 310.312.4224
University of Southern California Law School, J.D., 1995
University of Southern California, M.A., 1996
University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., 1992
Sharon Bauman is a partner in the firm's Employment and Labor practice group and spends time in both the firm's San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. Her practice focuses on advising management regarding all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, discipline and discharge issues, layoffs, overtime and other related wage and hour issues, leaves of absences (family and medical leave, disability, workers' compensation, etc.), workplace violence issues, occupational safety and health issues, trade secrets, executive agreements, and severance issues, among others.
Ms. Bauman also represents management in employment litigation matters in the federal and state courts, as well as before administrative agencies, in arbitration and in mediation. Ms. Bauman routinely develops and implements training programs and auditing programs for employers on a variety of employment-related subjects, as well as develops and implements employment policies and procedures for clients.
Ms. Bauman performs these services for both large and small corporations in a variety of industries including service industries, healthcare, banking, vineyard, winery and beverage, retail and manufacturing. She also performs services for various areas of the entertainment industry.
Voted a Southern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine in 2004-2008.
“Court Accepts ‘My Wife Made Me Do It’ Excuse in Termination Dispute,” Preventing Employment Law Problems in the California Workplace, June 2006.
“California Courts Render Key Pro-Employer Rulings in 2005 – A Year in Review,” Business Law News, January 2006.
“This Fall the Focus Returns to Sexual Harassment,” Orange County Business Journal, September 19, 2005.
“Bully Managers: The Legal Risks of Tolerating Tyrants in the Workplace,” Workplace Violence Prevention Reporter, Vol. 8, No. 4, May 2002.
“Y2 Pay?: Misclassification of Computer Personnel Can Be Costly,” Labor and Employment Bulletin, Vol. I, No. 3, Matthew Bender Publications, March 2, 2001.
“Online Overtime”, Cyber Esq., Supplement to the Los Angeles Daily Journal, San Francisco Daily Journal, Washington Journal, Colorado Journal, Arizona Journal and Nevada Journal, Summer 2000.
“California Employers May Assert Affirmative Defenses to Claims of Sexual Harassment, Court Rules,” California/National Personnel Law Update, June 1999.
“The Workings of the Labor Commissioner – A Guide for Employers,” The California Labor Letter, Volume VII, No.4, April 1996.
Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Supreme Court and all other California State Courts.
Admitted to practice in California.
Former member, Board of Directors, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
Ms. Bauman speaks regularly to employment-industry groups on all areas of employment and labor law.
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