Robin E. Largent

Robin E. Largent

Partner, Sacramento
rlargent@cdflaborlaw.com
(916) 361-0991
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Editor, California Labor and Employment Law Blog

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No. CA Super Lawyers (2011 & 2012) and Top Women Attorneys in No. CA (2012)

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About Robin

A regular presence in Northern California state and federal courts, Robin E. Largent has been lead defense counsel for California employers in litigation ranging from discrimination and harassment to wage and hour and trade secrets claims.  Her bold and confident approach to positioning clients ahead of plaintiffs' claims and opposing counsel tactics have resulted in summary judgment dismissal and voluntary dismissal in several complex lawsuits.

Largent represents employers, including major food and retail companies, in all types of employment litigation: wrongful termination, retaliation, breach of contract, wage and hour (California Labor Code) and unfair competition.  She also regularly counsels and advises California employers on issues of compliance with California and federal employment laws.

In her guidance to employers on best practices to avoid litigation, she addresses areas such as FMLA/CFRA, layoffs and reductions in force, state and federal wage and hour laws, and protection of trade secrets.

Largent serves as editor and primary contributor for CDF's California Labor & Employment Law Blog and ensures the topicality and quality of the firm's widely respected online resource for employers.  She also is a regular contributor to various external employment law publications.

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Education

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1998

  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Peter A. Nowinski, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1998

Southern Methodist University, B.A., cum laude, 1994

Publications

"Paid Sabbaticals: Do They Promote Employee Retention or Just Invite Wage Lawsuits?"  Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 2011

Shareholder Not Liable for Discrimination as Alter Ego,” California Employment Law Letter, May 2011

“Before Reducing Exempt Salaries, Understand the Legal Parameters,” Sacramento Area Human Resources Association, August 2009

Probationary Employee Won’t Get Months of Leave as Reasonable Accommodation,” California Employment Law Letter, June 2009

A Win for California Employers on Waiting Time Penalties,” California Employment Law Letter, March 2009

Presentations

"New Challenges for California Employers: What You Need to Know for 2014," CDF Webinar Series, November 2013

"New Laws & Regulations in the Golden State for 2013," CDF Webinar Series, November 2012

"The Brinker Decision and How It Impacts Your Meal Break Policies," CDF Webinar Series, April 2012

"Sign on the Dotted Line: Effective Employment Arbitration Agreements in California," CDF Webinar Series, March 2012

“Wage and Hour Litigation Involving Business and Professions Code Section 17200,” Bridgeport Wage and Hour Litigation Conference, March 2008

“Wage and Hour Compliance,” Sacramento Area Human Resources Association, Spring Conference, 2008

“Best Practices for Avoiding Claims of Retaliation,” Sacramento Area Human Resources Association, In Depth Series, October 2008

“Meal and Rest Break Compliance,” Sacramento Area Human Resources Association, In Depth Series, October 2007

Professional Affiliations/Leadership/Awards

Editor, California Labor and Employment Law Blog

Listed, Northern California Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2013

Listed, Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, Super Lawyers, 2012 & 2013

Advisory Board of Contributors, California Employment Law Letter

Sacramento County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section

Sacramento Area Human Resources Association

Civic Activities

University of California, Davis, Moot Court Volunteer Judge

Easter Seals Superior California, Board of Directors

Blog Entries

Class Certification Properly Denied to Sephora...

February 26, 2015

Department of Labor Issues Final Rule...

February 23, 2015

Ninth Circuit Seeks California Supreme Court...

February 23, 2015

California Supreme Court Grants Review in...

February 3, 2015

California Court: On-Call Rest Breaks Are...

February 3, 2015

Supreme Court Denies Review in Iskanian...

January 20, 2015

It Pays to Sleep on the...

January 8, 2015

California Paid Sick Leave Posting and...

December 16, 2014

San Francisco Retail Employers Must Comply...

December 15, 2014

2015 Standard Mileage Rate Announced

December 12, 2014

NLRB Says Employees Have Right to...

December 12, 2014

Supreme Court Unanimously Rules That Security...

December 9, 2014

California Court Complicates Determination of Independent...

October 29, 2014

California Enacts New Laws Attacking Arbitration...

October 1, 2014

New California Law Makes Companies Liable...

September 29, 2014

California Expands Mandated Sexual Harassment Training...

September 16, 2014

California Employers Must Provide Paid Sick...

September 11, 2014

Employment-Related Bills Pending Signature By California...

September 8, 2014

Federal District Court in California Rules...

August 28, 2014

New Case Highlights Duty to Reimburse...

August 20, 2014

California Supreme Court Narrows Commissioned Salesperson...

July 21, 2014

California Supreme Court Eases Path to...

July 1, 2014

Supreme Court Rules That Obama’s 2012...

June 26, 2014

California Supreme Court Holds, Contrary to...

June 26, 2014

Ninth Circuit Further Weighs In on...

June 23, 2014

California Supreme Court Upholds Enforceability of...

June 23, 2014

Ninth Circuit Rules That Home Delivery...

June 17, 2014

California Supreme Court Rejects Trial by...

May 30, 2014

Employer Without Notice of Off-the-Clock Work...

May 22, 2014

Arbitrator, Not Court, Gets to Decide...

May 19, 2014

S.F. Bay Area Employers Must...

April 28, 2014

Employees to Be Allowed to Record...

April 28, 2014

San Francisco Employers Must Limit Criminal...

April 16, 2014

Obama to Seek to Narrow Federal...

March 13, 2014

Oral Argument Scheduled In Iskanian v....

March 11, 2014

Proposed Amendments to CFRA Regulations Published

March 7, 2014

Ninth Circuit Issues Another Employer-Friendly Decision...

February 19, 2014

NLRB Continues Reliance on D.R....

January 23, 2014

Collective Bargaining Agreement May Define When...

January 23, 2014

IRS Announces New Mileage Reimbursement Rate

December 18, 2013

SF Family Friendly Workplace Poster Available

December 17, 2013

Ninth Circuit Approves $700,000 Attorney Fee Award...

December 9, 2013

Fifth Circuit Invalidates NLRB's D.R....

December 3, 2013

Ninth Circuit Further Weighs In on...

October 30, 2013

California Supreme Court Follows Concepcion and...

October 17, 2013

San Francisco Adopts Family Friendly Workplace...

October 14, 2013

New California Law Expands Missed Meal...

October 14, 2013

California Governor Approves Minimum Wage Hike,...

September 27, 2013

Prevailing Employer In Wage Case Can...

August 27, 2013

California Legislative Watch: Pending Labor and...

August 16, 2013

Only the Named Plaintiff's Claim in...

August 13, 2013

Supreme Court Issues Two Employer-Friendly Decisions...

June 25, 2013

Supreme Court Issues Another Strong Decision...

June 20, 2013

EEOC Steps Up Enforcement Actions Based...

June 18, 2013

Another Court Strikes Down NLRB Employee...

June 17, 2013

Courts Continue to Weigh in on...

June 17, 2013

Duo of Unfavorable Class Certification Decisions...

May 29, 2013

Can Time Spent Simultaneously Performing Exempt...

May 24, 2013

Court Ruling Provides Reminder That Exempt...

May 16, 2013

Appeals Court Invalidates NLRB’s Employee...

May 8, 2013

Employer Hit With Unpaid Vacation Wages...

May 2, 2013

Supreme Court May Review NLRB Recess...

May 1, 2013

California Considering Minimum Wage Hike

May 1, 2013

California Court Holds That Piece Rate...

April 4, 2013

Favorable Decisions Denying Class Certification in...

March 21, 2013

Class Action Plaintiff Cannot Avoid Removal...

March 20, 2013

Courts Continue to Weigh in on...

March 19, 2013

Reminder: FMLA-Covered Employers Must Post New...

March 8, 2013

New Decision Serves as Reminder of...

February 22, 2013

Latest Activity from the California Supreme...

February 20, 2013

California Supreme Court Splits the Baby...

February 7, 2013

Court Declares Obama's Recess Appointments to...

January 25, 2013

Employer Wins Summary Judgment on Discrimination...

January 25, 2013

More From the NLRB—Facebook Firings,...

January 8, 2013

California Adopts New Disability Regulations

January 7, 2013

California Supreme Court Depublishes Two Favorable...

December 14, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court to Again...

December 11, 2012

California Adopts New Regulations Governing Pregnancy...

December 4, 2012

California Court Issues Employee Friendly Decision...

November 27, 2012

IRS Mileage Reimbursement Rate Going Up...

November 27, 2012

Class Certification Improper on Claims for...

November 9, 2012

Minimum Wage Increasing for Employees in...

November 8, 2012

NLRB Rules That Opt Out Right...

November 8, 2012

California Supreme Court Depublishes Unfavorable Administrative...

November 6, 2012

California Increases Minimum Exempt Pay Rates...

November 6, 2012

NLRB Issues Some Positive Guidance on...

November 1, 2012

Court Says Rounding Policies Are Permitted...

October 30, 2012

Reminder About Employee Time Off to...

October 26, 2012

California Governor Signs Some Employment Bills...

October 1, 2012

Activist NLRB Continues Effort to Regulate...

September 24, 2012

Court Issues Favorable Decision on Reporting...

September 21, 2012

California Supreme Court Grants Review of...

September 20, 2012

California Expands Religious Accommodation Requirements

September 11, 2012

Can Employers Provide Vacation at Rate...

September 5, 2012

Class Certification Found Inappropriate in Another...

September 5, 2012

Court Upholds Denial of Class Certification...

September 4, 2012

Another Favorable Decision Compelling Individual Arbitration...

September 4, 2012

California Court Re-Issues Favorable Decision on...

August 30, 2012

New Case Is Reminder of Need...

August 29, 2012

Arbitration Provision in Employee Handbook Is...

August 1, 2012

Supreme Court Likely to Have Another...

July 24, 2012

Another California Court Rejects D.R....

July 19, 2012

Legislative Update: Proposed Employment Legislation Pending...

July 18, 2012

NLRB Continues Attack on Arbitration Agreements

July 13, 2012

Court Approves Chargebacks Against Commissions

July 11, 2012

Court Denies Class Certification in Independent...

July 3, 2012

Franchisor May Be Liable for Harassment...

June 28, 2012

NLRB Launches Webpage Describing Protected Concerted...

June 18, 2012

Supreme Court Rules That Pharmaceutical Sales...

June 18, 2012

California Court Holds That Concepcion Invalidates...

June 4, 2012

NLRB Issues Memo on Social Media...

May 30, 2012

Ninth Circuit: Medical Marijuana Use Not...

May 24, 2012

NLRB Suspends Implementation of New Election...

May 15, 2012

Federal Court Invalidates NLRB's New Election...

May 15, 2012

California Court Holds Armendariz Still Applies...

May 9, 2012

California Supreme Court Limits Recovery of...

May 1, 2012

NLRB Takes Aim at Class Waiver...

April 30, 2012

Employer Cannot Be Compelled to Arbitrate...

April 25, 2012

Enforcement of Attendance Policy Does Not...

April 20, 2012

Employer Right to Modify Arbitration Agreement...

April 20, 2012

D.C. Circuit Temporarily Enjoins NLRB...

April 17, 2012

Courts Finds NLRB Employee Rights Poster...

April 16, 2012

Labor Commissioner Makes Further Changes to...

April 16, 2012

Breaking—The Brinker Decision: Supreme Court...

April 12, 2012

California Supreme Court to Address Post-Concepcion...

March 27, 2012

California Bill Seeks to Expand CFRA...

March 27, 2012

California Court Invalidates Another Arbitration Agreement

March 9, 2012

Federal Court Upholds NLRB Employee Rights...

March 6, 2012

Oral Argument Scheduled in Kirby v....

February 2, 2012

DOL Issues Proposed Regulations Expanding FMLA's...

February 2, 2012

California Court Says Professional Recruiters Are...

January 26, 2012

Confusion Surrounds California’s New Wage...

January 17, 2012

NLRB Enters Fray on Non-Union Employment...

January 10, 2012

California Supreme Court Issues Long Awaited...

December 29, 2011

Labor Commissioner Publishes Optional Notice for...

December 29, 2011

Court Favorably Resolves Claims for Reporting...

December 22, 2011

Court Allows Post Oral Argument Briefing...

December 9, 2011

Minimum Pay for Exempt Computer Professionals...

December 7, 2011

San Francisco's Minimum Wage Goes Up...

December 7, 2011

Individual Supervisors Not Liable for Military...

November 11, 2011

Labor Commissioner to Issue Template for...

November 2, 2011

California Governor Vetoes Several Bad Employment...

October 10, 2011

New California Law Requires Written Contract...

October 10, 2011

California Employers Must Now Provide Health...

October 7, 2011

NLRB Postpones Start Date for Contested...

October 5, 2011

Oral Argument in Brinker Scheduled for...

October 4, 2011

New Employment Laws on the Horizon...

September 8, 2011

Court Says Law Clerk Exempt from...

August 19, 2011

Court Says "Me Too" Evidence Admissible...

August 15, 2011

Is Sabbatical a Form of Vested...

August 8, 2011

Organ Donation and Bone Marrow Leave...

August 8, 2011

California Supreme Court Reinforces Employees' Right...

August 7, 2011

Attorneys' Fees Properly Awarded to Prevailing...

August 3, 2011

Class Waiver Upheld by California Court...

July 13, 2011

Court Weighs In on Meaning of...

July 11, 2011

IRS Mileage Rate Increases July 1

June 27, 2011

Unlicensed Accountants May Qualify for Overtime...

June 20, 2011

Supreme Court Reverses Class Certification in...

June 20, 2011

Supreme Court Makes It More Difficult...

June 8, 2011

Another California Court Says Meal Breaks...

May 11, 2011

Ninth Circuit Asks For California Supreme...

May 8, 2011

Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Legislation Passes...

April 29, 2011

US Supreme Court Gives New Life...

April 28, 2011

Ninth Circuit Reaffirms No Duty to...

April 27, 2011

Class Certification Properly Denied in Overtime...

April 25, 2011

Failure to Provide Permanent Light Duty...

April 25, 2011

Beware of Designating Workweek to Avoid...

April 15, 2011

Employer May Terminate Disabled Employee for...

April 14, 2011

Refusing to Hire Applicant Who Fails...

March 8, 2011

Supreme Court Endorses "Cat's Paw" Theory...

March 1, 2011

California Supreme Court: Arbitration Agreement Cannot...

February 24, 2011

Court Says Arbitration Agreement With Independent...

February 24, 2011

Court Says No Attorneys' Fees for...

February 24, 2011

Court Follows Logic of Brinker in...

February 22, 2011

Two Hours of Premium Pay Per...

February 22, 2011

Starbucks Gets a Break in Frivolous...

February 22, 2011

Meal Break Case Ordered Depublished

February 1, 2011

Ninth Circuit Issues Two More Employee-Friendly...

January 21, 2011

EEOC Issues GINA Regulations

December 14, 2010

Court Issues Favorable Decision on Executive...

December 14, 2010

California Court Says Employer Does Not...

October 30, 2010

Meal Period Legislation Among New Laws...

October 1, 2010

Future Enforceability of Class Action Waivers...

September 28, 2010

Ninth Circuit Addresses Successor in Interest...

September 27, 2010

Governor Vetoes Several Employment Bills

September 27, 2010

New Workers' Compensation Posting Requirements for...

September 20, 2010

Labor and Employment Bills Before California's...

September 20, 2010

Employees Cannot Sue Under Labor Code 351...

August 9, 2010

California Supreme Court Limits "Stray Remarks"...

August 5, 2010

Employer Prevails in Class Action Alleging...

August 3, 2010

Requiring Fitness for Duty Exam for...

August 3, 2010

Conducting Civil Discovery May Result in...

June 29, 2010

San Francisco Healthcare Ordinance Stands

June 29, 2010

Legislation Limiting Employer Use of Credit...

June 21, 2010

Public Hearings Next Week on Proposed...

May 27, 2010

Court of Appeal Publishes Arenas Case...

April 7, 2010

EEOC's Proposed Rule on "Reasonable Factors...

March 10, 2010

California Labor Commissioner Issues Opinion on...

January 5, 2010

Congress Enacts Legislation Extending COBRA Subsidies...

January 5, 2010

Supreme Court To Address Electronic Privacy...

December 15, 2009

California Supreme Court Sends Strong Message...

November 30, 2009

California Supreme Court Holds That Personnel...

November 30, 2009

Non-Compete Agreements Take Another Hit in...

November 20, 2009

132a Claimant Must Show Differential Treatment...

November 13, 2009

Party Claiming Misappropriation Must Identify Trade...

November 6, 2009

California Supreme Court Upholds Forfeiture Provision...

November 2, 2009

Reducing Hourly Rate In Exchange For 1...

October 29, 2009

Ninth Circuit Liberally Interprets Standing Provisions...

October 29, 2009

EEOC Issues New Poster Incorporating New...

October 29, 2009

Employer Liability for Injury Suffered En...

October 13, 2009

California Will Recognize Rights of Same-Sex...

October 12, 2009

EEOC Issues Proposed ADAAA Regulations

October 12, 2009

Governor Vetoes Several Employment-Related Bills

October 12, 2009

California Supreme Court Hears Important Employment...

September 3, 2009

Employer Liability for An Employee Accident...

September 3, 2009

Ninth Circuit Weighs In on Commute...

August 24, 2009

California's DLSE Now Allows Pro-Rata Reduction...

August 23, 2009

California Court Underscores Unenforceability of Contractual...

August 21, 2009

California Supreme Court Upholds Limitations On...

August 5, 2009

California Supreme Court Clarifies Procedures for...

June 29, 2009

California Court of Appeal Overturns Starbucks...

June 2, 2009

California Supreme Court Upholds Voter Approved...

May 26, 2009

Public Works Manual Published by California's...

May 19, 2009

California Employment Related Legislation to Watch

May 14, 2009

EEOC Publishes ADA Compliance Guidance on...

May 7, 2009

California Court Sanctions Use of "Me...

May 1, 2009

California Senate Rejects Bill to Ease...

May 1, 2009

DLSE Approves Summertime Alternative Workweek Schedule

April 23, 2009

California Court Enforces Arbitration Provision in...

April 20, 2009

Reminder That New I-9 Form Goes...

April 2, 2009

Oral Argument Next Week on Two...

April 1, 2009

Review Denied in Case Holding No...

March 20, 2009

Another Employment Arbitration Agreement Found Unenforceable

March 20, 2009

Class Action and PAGA Waiver in...

March 11, 2009

Ninth Circuit Denies En Banc Review...

March 9, 2009

Court of Appeal Says Bartenders May...

March 2, 2009

EEOC Issues Proposed GINA Regulations

March 2, 2009

California's Alternative Workweek Rules Slightly Relaxed

February 26, 2009

Ninth Circuit Withdraws Published Decision on...

February 19, 2009

Salary Reductions for Exempt Employees--Know the...

February 6, 2009

Statute of Limitations Extended for Discriminatory...

January 30, 2009

Waiting Time Penalties Cannot Be Recovered...

January 21, 2009

Review Granted in Brinkley

January 16, 2009

California Employers Required to Send Earned...

January 5, 2009

Revised FMLA Poster Now Available

January 5, 2009

Petition for Review Filed in Brinkley

December 10, 2008

IRS Announces Decrease in Mileage Rate

December 1, 2008

Litigation Over San Francisco's Employer Mandated...

November 4, 2008

DHS Issues Supplemental Final Rule on...

October 29, 2008

New Published Decision on What It...

October 28, 2008

Statute of Limitations Tolled During Pendency...

October 28, 2008

DLSE Issues New Memo Regarding Supreme...

October 27, 2008

Employer Alert: San Francisco Minimum Wage...

October 21, 2008

San Francisco Employers Must Soon Provide...

October 21, 2008

Reminder to Post Information About Time...

October 15, 2008

ADA Amendments Act of 2008 Expands Definition...

October 13, 2008

Urgency Legislation Enacted Regarding Compensation of...

October 2, 2008

Schwarzenegger Vetoes Medical Marijuana Bill

October 2, 2008

Petition for Review Filed in Brinker

September 4, 2008

Requiring Employees to Sign False Time...

August 27, 2008

California Legislature Takes Steps to Protect...

May 27, 2008

Court Orders Production of Attorney-Client Communication...

March 31, 2008

California Supreme Court Upholds Employers' Right...

January 24, 2008

California Supreme Court Grants Review in...

October 30, 2007

United States District Court Ruling Could...

July 22, 2007

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