Dalia Z. Khatib

Senior Counsel
Sacramento Office
(916) 361-0991, ext 1108
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Favorite Team: The Warriors

If I Wasn't A Lawyer, I'd Be: A Writer

In My Spare Time: I enjoy cooking and reading.

What Do Love About CA? The abundant nature, especially in Northern California.

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About Dalia

Dalia Khatib is Senior Counsel in the Sacramento office. Her practice focuses on defending California employers on various issues, with a special emphasis on wage and hour class actions and Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) litigation.

Khatib has experience at all stages of litigation, including trial. She has also deposed plaintiffs, defended depositions, and filed successful discovery motions. She has negotiated with opposing counsel to reach a successful resolution of the matter before litigation begins. She has also successfully defended employers against administrative law charges, including drafting position statements for the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the National Labor Relations Board.  

Khatib helped manage a company before becoming a lawyer. She now has both business and legal experience to advise and counsel employers on various matters related to employees, including termination, leaves of absence, wage and hour regulations, and compliance with California’s privacy regulations impacting employers. 

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University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., 2018

California State University at Northridge, B.A., summa cum laude, 2015


"The Explosion of ChatGPT & Artificial Intelligence: Top Tips for California Employers," Co-Presenter, CDF Webinar Series, June 2023

"Top Tips for California Employers to Prepare for the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) Effective January 1, 2023," Panelist, CDF Webinar Series, October 2022

"New California Laws and Developments the Hotel Industry Should Know," Co-Presenter, Sacramento Hotel Association, March 2021

Professional Affiliations/Leadership/Awards

Listed, Best Lawyers® "Ones to Watch" - Litigation (Labor and Employment), and Labor and Employment Law (Management), Sacramento, CA, 2024

CDF Labor Law LLP

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, 2021 - Present

Blog Entries

California’s Heating Up- CAL/OSHA’s New Indoor Heat Illness Regulations

June 27, 2024

Authority Restored: The California Privacy Protection Agency May Enforce Latest Regulations

February 12, 2024

Cal. Supreme Court Provides Guidance on How to Limit Overbroad PAGA Claims

January 24, 2024

CPRA Countdown: Ensuring Your Organization's Privacy Compliance in the New Year

January 12, 2024

Modified Privacy Regulations May be on the Horizon

December 6, 2023

Governor Newsom Signs New Executive Order to Guide California’s Regulation of Artificial Intelligence 

September 12, 2023

Cal Chamber Wins Breathing Room For Employers To Comply with CPRA’s Regulations

July 3, 2023

Final CPRA Regulations Approved and Lawsuit Filed to Enjoin Enforcement

April 6, 2023

Counting Down to 2023: CPRA Template Available

November 18, 2022

A New California Bill Will Protect Employee’s Ability to Use Marijuana Off-the-Clock

August 25, 2022

Federal Regulations Trump California’s Meal and Rest Break Rules For Short Haul Drivers Too

January 26, 2022

The Challenges and Risks When Private Employers Regulate Employees’ Off-Duty Conduct in California

August 13, 2020


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