Representing employers and management in labor, employment and civil litigation matters in state and federal courts, Nicole A. Legrottaglie aggressively defends her clients in a broad range of employment claims, including claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, ADA/FMLA compliance, wage and hour, contract disputes, and unfair business practices.
Additionally, Legrottaglie has effectively resolved a wide range of charges filed against employers in administrative actions before a number of state and federal agencies. She has represented employers before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Labor Commissioner, the California Department of Industrial Relations- Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the National Labor Relations Board.
In addition to her litigation practice, Legrottaglie provides advice and counsel to employers of all sizes. She regularly counsels employers on matters such as hiring, performance issues, workplace policies, practices, and personnel decisions, wage and hour laws, leaves of absence, and prevention of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Legrottaglie also has experience conducting independent investigations of internal complaints.
Languages: Spanish & Italian, Conversational
Areas of Practice
Wrongful Termination and Workplace Tort Litigation
Wage and Hour Issues
Workplace Solutions, Advice and Training
Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
Traditional Labor Law - Unions and the NLRB
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2010
- Junior Barristers Club, Vice President, 2008–2010
Manhattan College, B.A., Government and Legal Studies, 2007
"California Continues National Trend to Raise Minimum Wage," California Employment Law Letter, October 13, 2014
“Employee Termination & Resignation: Managing Final Pay Issues and Knowing Employers’ Rights and Obligations When the Employment Relationship Ends,” BLR, February 2016
“Managing and Addressing Employee Performance in A Post-Complaint Workplace,” SEAC, August 2015
“Steps Employers Can Take To Be Prepared To Respond to Administrative Agency Complaints and Lawsuits,” SEAC, August 2015
"AB 1825 Harassment Training," California Employer Advisor™ Webinar, October 2013
"Employee Termination & Resignation: Managing Final Pay Issues and Knowing Employers' Rights and Obligations When the Employment Relationship Ends," Business & Legal Resources (BLR®), April 2013
American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law - Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, 2014 - present
Sacramento County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, 2010 - present
Women Lawyers of Sacramento, 2011 - present
California Young Lawyers Association, 2010 - present
Sacramento Barristers' Club, 2010 - present