Lindsay A. Ayers

Partner
Orange County Office
layers@cdflaborlaw.com
(949) 622-1661
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Favorite Team: Dodgers

In My Spare Time I Enjoy: Traveling, kayaking, biking, & yoga

If I Wasn't A Lawyer, I'd Be: A world-traveling photographer

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About Lindsay

Lindsay A. Ayers advises and defends California businesses in labor, employment, and general business matters.  She is an experienced trial attorney and has represented clients in matters involving employment, unfair competition, fiduciary duty, breach of contract, negligence, unjust enrichment, securities, and fraud.  She also has experience representing clients in government regulatory actions involving the EEOC, DFEH, and SEC, among others.  Ayers has practiced in federal and state courts throughout California.

Ayers has helped many clients in various industries by crafting policies and procedures that provide a strong first line of defense; offering sexual harassment training; and providing advice and representation on wage and hour, discrimination, trade secret, wrongful termination, and other employment related claims. When necessary and unavoidable, she has vigorously defended her clients in employment-related litigation.

In particular, Ayers is passionate about providing her clients with the education and tools they need to be successful and competitive in the hospitality and restaurant industry. She has combined her love of food and the industry’s unique ability to bring people together, with her drive to find creative ways to assure her clients can comply with the law and be profitable.  She understands the unique challenges of operating restaurants in the state of California and maintains a deep knowledge of the ever-changing employment laws that govern the industry. 

Efficiency and focus are part of Lindsay’s work philosophy in providing value to her clients. She understands that the key to excellent client service is protecting her clients from costly litigation so they can focus on what they do best --running their business.  
 

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Education

California Western School of Law, J.D., 2002

University of San Diego, B.A., 1998

Publications

"The Dos and Don’ts of Terminating Restaurant Employees," PMQ Pizze Magazine, October 2019

"Will Instant Pay for Employees Be an Instant Benefit or Burden to Restaurants?Restaurant Management Group, October 2019

"4 Key Things to Know When Firing Employees," QSR Magazine, June 2019

"Terminating Employees: Three Key Guidelines to Ensure a Smoother Departure," Money Inc., June 2019

"Classification of Gig Economy Workers: Not Music to Companies’ Ears," Money Inc., April 2019

"New Sexual Harassment Laws Calif. Employers Should Know," Law360's Expert Analysis, October 2018

"Restaurant Owners Need to Watch for Employment Liabilities Around Every Corner," Co-Author, Modern Restaurant Management, May 2017 

"The Price of Bullying: Why Pizzerias Should Protect Employees from Abusive Conduct on the Job," Co-Author, PMQ Pizza Magazine, May 2017

"Employee Bullying Claims Can Bury Your Business," Co-Author, QSRweb.com, April 2017

"How Are Restaurants Coping with the New Minimum Wage?," Modern Restaurant Management, May 2016

"Protecting Clients From Unnecessary Liability When Using Social Media in Recruiting and Hiring," Co-Author, Attorney Journal Orange County, March 2015

"Regulators Flex Foreign Corrupt Practice Act Enforcement Muscles," National Defense Magazine, November 2011

Presentations

“How to Hire Smart and Hire Right in California: Legal Strategies for Identifying and Selecting Top Job Candidates,” Co-Presenter, BLR 11th Annual Employment Law Update, October 2016

"Get Ready for 2016: New Employment Laws in California & What To Do About Them," Association of Corporate Counsel - San Diego Chapter, December 2015

"Top 10 Manager Mistakes," Apex Parks Group, April 2015

"California Employment Megatrends 2015," Orange County SCAIL Group, March 2015

Human Resources Bootcamp Seminar Series, Platinum Resource Group, 2014

"Top Hiring Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them," CDF HR Roundtable, August 2013

"Top Ten Legal Issues for Companies in Attracting & Retaining Executive Talent," Platinum Resource Group, June, August & October 2013

"Recent Case Law Updates," OCBA Labor & Employment Section Meeting, September 2012 

"Social Media in the Workplace," Orange County Executive Human Resource Forum, May 2012

"2012 California Employer Update: New Laws, Cases and Agency Trends," Greenberg Traurig - Orange County, January 2012

"Employee Handbooks: Updates, Trends & News from the Trenches," Greenberg Traurig-Orange County Synposium for In-House Counsel and HR Directors, 2011

Professional Affiliations/Leadership/Awards

Listed, Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star, 2015

American Bar Association, Member, 2003 - present

Orange County Bar Association, Member, 2009 - present

  • Member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Fine Arts Task Force

Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year", Team Member, 2011

Civic Activities

Orange County United Way's Women Looking Forward Donor Circle, Member, 2011 - present

  • Member of the Law Firm Initiative Committee of United Way’s Women Looking Forward

Orange County Pacific Symphony Board Member

  • Founder of Next Generation Leadership Council and the Symphony Social Society of the Pacific Symphony

ProVisors - Collaboration of Professional Women Member

  • ProVisors Mentor

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