Jessica Kang is experienced in management-side employment law issues, including litigation, transactional, and advice and counsel matters. Jessica has represented clients of all sizes in various industries from conception through resolution of complex and heavily litigated cases, whether it is an informal settlement, mediation, or an arbitration trial. She represents employers in state, federal, and administrative courts and before the California Labor Commissioner, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Labor Enforcement Standards, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
In addition to her litigation practice, Jessica provides practical and business-driven advice and counsel to local, national, and international clients regarding all aspects of the employment relationship. Jessica has extensive experience advising clients on drafting job descriptions, conducting interviews, hiring, firing, issuing discipline, conducting investigations, and reductions in force. Jessica’s advice and counsel practice includes trainings on wage and hour law, how to conduct investigations, and harassment, discrimination, and retaliation prevention. In addition, Jessica has drafted numerous employment documents, including handbooks, stand-alone policies, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, separation agreements, and more.
Prior to joining the firm, Jessica served as an attorney at a prominent U.S. based employment law firm. She has litigation, advising, and counseling experience in a variety of employment law matters, including: discrimination, harassment and retaliation issues, disability accommodations (including administering leaves of absences such as Family and Medical Leave), whistleblowers, unsafe workplace allegations, wrongful termination, defamation, wage, and hour issues, breach of contract disputes and the California Private Attorney General Act.
Jessica has also provided multiple presentations and lectures on California employment laws. She provides harassment, discrimination, and retaliation training and provides clients with advice and counsel on human resource decisions in all aspects of employment law.
- Member, Korean American Bar Association of Washington
- Member, Executive Board of Directors, Korean American Bar Association of Southern California, 2017-2020
- Member, Board of Directors, Korean American Bar Association of Southern California, 2015-2016
- Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
- Member, Korean American Bar Association of Northern California, 2007-2014
- Member, Pro Bono Committee, Korean American Bar Association of Northern California, 2013 and 2014
- Member, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
- "Staying Alive After AB5: Can California Businesses Still “Depend" on Independent Contractors?" Webinar, 21 April 2020
- "COVID-19: How It's Affecting Korean-American Businesses, and Common Employer Questions," Client Webinar, 3 April 2020
- "Southern California Legal Update Series - Long Beach," Hyatt Regency Long Beach, CA, 19 February 2020
- "Accurate and Defensible Job Descriptions for 2018: Refining Your Craft, Avoiding the Common Quandaries, and Protecting Your Organization From Exposure Center for Competitive Management (C4CM)," Webinar, 24 July 2018
- "Southern California Legal Update - Long Beach," Irvine, CA, 23 January 2018
- "Common Employment Issues Facing Business Owners in California," KCon Business Conference 2015, Los Angeles, CA, 31 July 2015