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Carolyn Rashby provides business-focused advice and counsel to companies navigating the constantly evolving and overlapping maze of federal, state, and local employment requirements. She conducts workplace investigations and cultural assessments, leads audits regarding employee classification, wage and hour, and I-9 compliance, advises on employment issues arising in corporate transactions, and provides strategic counsel to clients on a wide range of workplace matters, including harassment and #MeToo issues, wage and hour, worker classification, employee accommodations, termination decisions, employment agreements, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, employee handbooks, and personnel policies. Her approach is preventive, while recognizing the need to set clients up for the best possible defense should disputes arise.

  • Advised global companies on COVID-19 workplace issues, including plans for reopening.
  • Led complex research and analysis regarding use of artificial intelligence in making selection decisions.
  • Participated in workplace investigation involving allegations of misconduct by the CEO at major corporation.
  • Advised national pharmaceutical company regarding WARN Act requirements for layoff involving remote sales employees.
  • Advised entertainment company regarding California employment law compliance requirements for E-Sports player contracts.
  • Provided national harassment prevention training to professional services firm.
  • Advised on employment agreements for executives of major technology company.
  • Guided reclassification of nonprofit’s workforce from independent contractors to employees.
  • Conducted employment litigation exposure analysis in connection with acquisition of health information technology company.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), Labor & Employment Affinity Group Chair (2014-present)
  • National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), Labor & Employment PAC Outreach Co-Chair (2015-2018)
  • Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA), Board Member & Executive Committee Member (2014-2016)
  • Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award, Justice & Diversity Center Legal Services Program, Bar Association of San Francisco (2012-2017)