Rochelle Calderon Rotea advises and represents employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters, including workers' compensation and wage and hour claims, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, class actions, and compliance issues. Rochelle crafts California and federal compliant wage and hour policies and procedures, including meal period waivers. In addition, Rochelle updates handbooks to meet state and local requirements and conducts training focused on topics including discrimination, FMLA, and ADA issues.
She is a member of Littler's 'Ohana Affinity Group, which meets to discuss firm and diversity initiatives, including associate development, mentorship, retention programs and opportunities to leverage skills in order to better service clients.
Prior to joining Littler, Rochelle worked for Silicon Valley law firms where she managed, developed, and implemented document management systems for clients and the patent prosecution group.
While in law school, Rochelle was active in pro bono projects such as the UCI Law Legal Name and Gender Change Clinic, Orange County Domestic Violence Clinic, and the Clean Slate Clinic, a project for which Rochelle was both a founder and student leader. She also participated in the UCI Law Criminal Justice Clinic where she provided high-quality legal defense representation to low income individuals as a certified law student. She earned an associate's degree in Paralegal Studies, magna cum laude, from De Anza College and a certificate in Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations from the University of Philippines School of Labor and Industrial Relations.