Overview

As a member of the Littler onDemand team based in California, Ellen M. Tipping serves as the primary point of contact for Littler onDemand clients, ensuring their workplace legal queries are promptly addressed.

In her work with Littler onDemand clients, Ellen acquires a deep understanding of their business needs and goals, and of their workplace cultures, guidelines, protocols, and resources, enabling her to provide highly efficient, relevant advice and counsel. Ellen frequently collaborates with Littler attorneys who bring industry-leading subject matter and jurisdictional knowledge to provide quick and substantive answers to client inquiries. She also leverages Littler’s technology-based tools to access client information and optimize advice and counsel delivered through the Littler onDemand platform.

Ellen focuses on providing advice and counsel to management on various employment related daily workplace issues and compliance with federal, state and local laws. Her goals are to understand the client’s workforce and environment, work with them to find practical solutions and make the best decisions in addressing problems, and provide clear and concise answers to their legal questions. Her experience includes issues related to:

  • Requirements for disability accommodation and protected leaves of absence
  • Wage and hour laws
  • Harassment and discrimination complaints and investigation
  • Reductions in force
  • Development of handbooks and policies
  • Review and assistance in drafting of compensation plans and executive agreements
  • Discipline and termination questions
  • General best practices for employers

Prior to joining Littler, Ellen was of counsel in the Orange County office of a large national firm where she focused on advice and counsel with particular emphasis in California matters. Previously, as a partner at a regional firm, she counseled employers on workplace issues, and defended investigations and charges by enforcement agencies. Additionally, Ellen handled business and commercial litigation of all kinds, with a concentration in employment law and/or disputes arising from employment and from executive agreements. She defended employers in wage and hour class actions and PAGA actions, as well as in discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and retaliation lawsuits in both state and federal court.

Ellen presented a monthly review of employment case development from the “defense perspective” to the Employment Section of the Orange County Bar Association for two years. She served as a panel judge for National Civil Trial Competition sponsored by her alma mater for three years. In law school, Ellen was a senior editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Section

Orange County Bar Association

Member

Past Member Employment and Labor Law Steering Committee; Past Chair of the Employment and Labor Law In-House Quarterly

Defense Research Institute

Recognition

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

St. Thomas More Law Honor Society

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

News, Analysis & Press

Injury and Illness Prevention Programs - the Low-Hanging Fruit for OSHA Citations

Orange County Business Journal

November 19, 2018

Just What the Doctor Ordered? Tips for Employee Wellness Programs

USLAW Magazine

Spring/Summer 2015

Internship Programs Safe for Savvy Companies - No making copies or fetching coffee. We do that for ourselves.

DRI Employment Law Newsletter

Summer 2014

Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1991
  • B.A., California State University, Northridge, 1981

Bar Admission

California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California