Ashley A. Halberda advises and represents clients in matters involving California labor and employment law. Halberda is experienced in representing employers before state court in various employment disputes involving claims of wrongful termination, harassment, failure to provide overtime and paid breaks, as well as class actions.
In addition, Halberda plays an advisory role to California employers and helps them navigate the ever-changing waters of the state’s labor and employment laws. She counsels clients on compliance strategies to enable them to take a proactive approach to avoiding future litigation.
Aside from her experience in employment law, Halberda has a broad range of civil litigation experience, including courtroom experience in matters related to breach of contract, premises liability and insurance defense.
Areas of Practice
Wrongful Termination and Workplace Tort Litigation
Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
Wage and Hour Issues
Workplace Solutions, Advice and Training
University of San Diego, School of Law, J.D., 2010
- San Diego International Law Journal, member, 2009-2010
University of California, Los Angeles., B.A., Majored in French, 2005
"#WhatToDo about #MeToo? An Employer's Guide to Preventing Liability for Workplace Sexual Harassment," Thomson Reuters, February 2018
"The New Shade of Grey Created by California’s Fair Pay Act," Law Practice Today, March 2016
"The New Wave of EEOC Discrimination Claims: Unlocking the Bathroom Door and Other New Focal Points for the EEOC in 2015," Co-Author, HR Advisor: Legal and Practical Guidance, August/July 2015
"Shirts and Shoes Required - But No Hijab," Co-Author, Orange County Attorney Journal, July 2015
"Exempt Employee Overtime Pay: A Very Expensive Oxymoron," Co-Author, Orange County Lawyer, February 2015
"To Waive or Not to Waive? California Employers Question Whether to Include Class Action Waivers in Their Employment Contracts After Emerging Case Law," Orange County Lawyer, July 2013
"The Fallacy Behind Recent Employment Class Action Decisions: Why A Second Look Into the Seemingly Pro-Employer Opinions Reveals More Employee Friendly Case Law," The Advocate, August 2012, at 89-93
Orange County Bar Association, 2010 - present
Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 - present
Public Law Center Volunteer- Dissolution for Victims of Domestic Violence, 2013