Valerie Perdue joined DP&F in 2017 as an Associate in the Labor and Employment group. Her practice covers a wide variety of labor and employment matters including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour law. She is experienced in litigation and has handled matters before administrative agencies including the EEOC, DFEH, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.
Prior to joining DP&F, Valerie’s practice focused on disability discrimination, accommodation, and leave related matters in litigation and before administrative agencies on behalf of employees.
During law school, Valerie volunteered for Fresh Lifelines for Youth where she taught criminal procedure and life skills to youth at-risk of entering or already involved in the juvenile court system in Santa Clara County. After law school she served as a volunteer for San Francisco YMCA’s Youth & Government Mock Trial Program.
- J.D., Santa Clara University, School of Law (2011)
- B.S., San Francisco State University (cum laude) (2007)
- Selected to 2016, 2017, and 2018 Northern California Rising Stars list
- Napa County Bar Association
- Sonoma County Bar Association
- Young Professionals Network, Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
- Society for Human Resource Management
- Sonoma County Employers Advisory Council, Board Member
Articles and Presentations
- Presenter, “Dazed and Confused: Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace in a Cannabis Era”; Sonoma County EAC, March 21, 2018
- Presenter, “Employment Law Workshop”; Sonoma County Grower’s Alliance, February 7, 2018
- Keynote Speaker, 2017 Sonoma County EAC Annual Employment and Labor Law Update; Sonoma County EAC, December 13, 2017
- Presenter, “Labor and Employment: Unique Issues for California’s Wine Industry,” Napa Valley College Wine Law and Regulation Course, September 19, 2017
- Presenter, “FLC Regulations,” AgSafe Agricultural Laws and Regulations for Growers and Farm Labor Contractors, June 21, 2017
- Co-Author, “Cannabis and the Workplace: What’s the Latest,” November 8, 2017, Cannabis Business Executive
California Supreme Court Redefines Independent Contractor Analysis
ICE Inspections – What Employers Need to Know After AB 450
Napa and Sonoma County Fires: Employer Resources and Obligations
Employer Obligations for Heat Illness Prevention during Harvest
Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Class Action Waivers