Representing employers and management in labor and employment matters in California state and federal courts, Nicole A. Legrottaglie aggressively defends her clients in a broad range of employment claims, including class actions and single plaintiff claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour litigation.
Additionally, Legrottaglie has significant experience in traditional labor law. She has effectively represented management in union disputes and has successfully handled unfair labor practice charges and other administrative matters/hearings before the National Labor Relations Board, union grievances, and labor arbitrations. Legrottaglie counsels unionized employers regarding various aspects of union-management relations and assists non-unionized employers with union campaigns and union avoidance efforts.
Legrottaglie has successfully drafted and argues numerous motions and briefs, ranging from discovery motions to complex dispositive motions in state and federal court. She has taken a significant number of depositions, prepared key witnesses, conducted investigations, independently handled pre-trial matters, and has facilitated settlement of matters through negotiations and mediation.
In addition to her litigation and traditional labor law practice, Legrottaglie regularly provides preventative counseling to employers of all sizes. She regularly counsels employers and provides guidance on compliance with state and federal employment laws on matters such as wage and hour issues, workplace policies, practices, and personnel decisions, terminations, and prevention of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Languages: Spanish, Conversational
Areas of Practice
Wrongful Termination and Workplace Tort Litigation
Wage and Hour Issues
Traditional Labor Law - Unions and the NLRB
Workplace Solutions, Advice and Training
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
“EEOC Issues Guidance on Reasonable Accommodation of Employee Opioid Use and Addiction,” Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, August 2020
"What HR Professionals Need to Know About Returning Employees to Work and COVID-19 Testing," TLNT Talent Management & HR, June 2020
"California Continues National Trend to Raise Minimum Wage," California Employment Law Letter, October 13, 2014
"Return to the Workplace - A Comprehensive Review of What California Employers Need to Know," Co-Presenter, CDF Webinar, June 2020
"New Laws for 2019," Sacramento Hotel Association, January 2019
“Key Developments from 2017 and Tips to Prepare for 2018,” Sacramento Hotel Association, December 2017
"New Laws for 2016," Sacramento Hotel Association, December 2016
“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
"Sexual Harassment Prevention Training," CDF Client On-Site Training, May 2014
"AB 1825 Harassment Training," California Employer Advisor™ Webinar, October 2013
"Sexual Harassment Prevention Training," CDF Client On-Site Training, May 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
Wage and Hour Defense Institute (WHDI), Northern California Representative, 2018 - present
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