Emily Cardenas advises all types/sizes of employers on various employment law issues, including:
- Paid sick leave
- Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave (WA PFML), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other leaves of absence
- Disability and accommodation
- Discrimination, harassment and retaliation
- Employee handbooks and related personnel policies/procedures
Emily has extensive experience in conducting internal investigations into a wide range of employment concerns.
Emily conducts training sessions for clients on various areas of employment and labor law, including on anti-discrimination and anti-harassment.
Emily also has experience representing employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies on claims related to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract and non-competition agreements, and claims of trade secret misappropriation.
Before joining Littler, Emily represented various clients in litigation in a wide range of matters on both the plaintiff and defense side, and practiced employment law exclusively in a national full-service law firm.