Sarah Hirschfeld-Sussman is an Associate in DP&F’s Employment practice group. She represents clients in matters involving various employment issues including wage and hour, discrimination, reasonable accommodation, leaves of absence, and implementing state and federal regulations. She also assists clients in analyzing the legal risks associated with hiring, disciplining and firing, and represents her clients’ interests in both administrative proceedings and litigation.
Prior to joining DP&F, Sarah represented public entities in labor and employment matters and all aspects of the collective bargaining process. Sarah assisted public entities in resolving grievances, litigating unfair labor practice charges before the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), and handling personnel matters, including employee discipline and termination. Additionally, Sarah published legal updates to assist management in complying with changes in the laws, and provided workshops and trainings on topics such as preventing sexual harassment and unlawful discrimination, collective bargaining procedures, and Public Records Act compliance.
- J.D., Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri (2015)
- B.A., Brown University (2007)
Publications and Posts
Regular Rate Blues: California Supreme Court’s Decision on Premium Payments and Other Pay Practice Reminders
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Union Access to Agricultural Employer’s Land
Regulating Social Media in the Workplace
Employer Focused Summary of American Rescue Plan Act and California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Act
Spring Employment Law Update