Kai-Ching Cha advises and represents a wide variety of employers in a broad range of employment law matters in state and federal courts and before the Equal Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. She has defended employers against claims involving:

  • Wrongful discharge
  • Wage and hour laws under the California Labor Code and the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Discrimination and harassment based on sex, disability and age under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title VII

Kai-Ching also has experience in defending wage and hour class actions. For example, Kai-Ching has defended clients in class actions involving California meal and rest period claims, unpaid overtime, off-the-clock work, misclassification, and donning and doffing claims.

Additionally, Kai-Ching provides counseling and advice to employers on a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Wage and hour issues
  • Harassment investigations
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Terminations, and separation and release agreements

After graduating from law school, Kai-Ching was an associate for three years at a top ranked national corporate and securities law firm and worked in their Corporate and Employment Litigation departments. During law school, she was notes and comments editor of the Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Bar Association


Bar Association of San Francisco


Named, Recommended Lawyer

Labor and Employment Disputes in Defense

Legal 500 United States


Speaking Engagements

Equal Pay, Gender Equality and the Influence of the Trump Administration on Employment Law

Non-profit CFO Training, 501(c), San Jose, CA

May 2, 2017
Managing the Changing Workforce: From Baby Boomers to Millennials and Beyond

May 11, 2015


  • J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law, 2001
  • B.A., Brown University, 1992

Bar Admission



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