Linda Auerbach Allderdice is a litigation partner in the firm's Los Angeles and San Francisco offices and heads the firm's Labor, Employment and Benefits Practice Group in California. She is well versed in handling complex litigation in all aspects of labor and employment law, including wage and hour class action and Private Attorney Generals Act (PAGA) litigation, discrimination, harassment and whistleblower claims, as well as trade secret litigation. She advises clients on compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws, handles labor and employment due diligence as part of merger and acquisition (M&A) deal teams, conducts internal investigations concerning workplace compliance issues and harassment complaints, and represents companies in matters involving labor relations for management. These include matters regarding union representation, collective bargaining and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as well as in negotiating project labor accords and neutrality agreements.
Ms. Allderdice works with clients in a wide range of industries, including transportation, hospitality, real estate, personnel services and staffing, manufacturing, electronics and technology, entertainment, healthcare and retail. Regularly appearing in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals, Ms. Allderdice litigates a broad spectrum of employment-related disputes, including discrimination, harassment, whistleblower and wrongful termination claims; wage and hour individual as well as collective or class action claims; unfair competition, trade secrets and defecting employee claims; and defamation and privacy issues. Ms. Allderdice regularly participates in alternative dispute resolution, including mediations and arbitrations of employment-related disputes, and conducts mandated sexual harassment training. Ms. Allderdice counsels employers on compliance with state and federal employment-related regulatory statutes.
Ms. Allderdice has substantial experience in representing companies in proceedings before administrative agencies, including the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), California Labor Commissioner's Office, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and criminal investigations related to the workplace.
Ms. Allderdice counsels and provides advice on a wide range of employment-related matters, including compliance with state and federal regulatory statutes, employment law issues arising from mergers and acquisitions including the sale and acquisition of hotel and resort properties, and corporate organization, restructuring and communications.
Ms. Allderdice began her legal career at the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C. In private practice, Ms. Allderdice has extensive experience in matters involving labor relations for management, representing companies including hotel and resort properties in collective bargaining, labor contract interpretation and administration, investigations, arbitrations, and representation and unfair labor practice proceedings before the NLRB. Ms. Allderdice works on land use and real estate development matters that require the negotiation of neutrality agreements or Project Labor Agreements (PLA).
Ms. Allderdice was the Pro Bono and Charitable Services Partner for the Public and Charitable Service Department for the Los Angeles Office from 2008 to 2014; and was a member of the firm's Diversity Council from 2008 to 2014.
Ms. Allderdice served on the board of the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation, the former pro bono legal services arm of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, as the Foundation's President from 2010 to 2011 and on the board of the Counsel for Justice of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Foundation's successor, which continues to provide pro bono legal services.
Ms. Allderdice was an adjunct professor at UCLA School of Law in Spring 2011.
In August 2013, Ms. Allderdice received her Basic Mediation Training Certificate of Completion from the Los Angeles County Bar Association Center for Civic Mediation. She completed the minimum training required by the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act (DRPA) of 1998 and the Los Angeles County Department of Community and Senior Services DRPA Grants Administration Office to offer dispute resolution services through a DRPA contactor.
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