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Employment Litigation Associate

  • Job
    Junior & Mid Level
  • Legal
  • $177K - $262K
  • Sacramento
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AI generated summary

  • You need a JD from an ABA accredited law school, 2+ yrs experience in employment law, current CA Bar admission, agency procedure knowledge, strong communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and commitment to professionalism and teamwork.
  • You will defend against employment-related lawsuits, advise employers on labor law, and represent clients in court for a variety of employment matters.


  • JD from ABA accredited law school, with excellent academic credentials
  • 2+ years of experience, employment law background strongly preferred
  • Current CA Bar admission in good standing
  • Understanding of current agency (state and federal) procedures
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills
  • Commitment to professionalism, collegiality, and teamwork​


  • Defend and litigate lawsuits involving a broad range of employment-related claims and agency charges
  • Advise, counsel, and train employers on various employment and labor law issues
  • Class Action/PAGA experience preferred but not required
  • Represent employers in court or arbitration, before administrative agencies, and at mediations in employment matters, including class/collective actions and discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, contract, employment tort, and non-compete cases

Application Process

  • To apply for this position, please visit our website and submit your resume, cover letter, and any other relevant materials through our online application process. Thank you for your interest in Jackson Lewis P.C.


What is the expected salary range for this position in the Sacramento, CA office?

The expected salary range for this position in the Sacramento, CA office is $177,000-$262,000. Actual compensation will be determined based on experience and other factors permitted by law.

What are the primary duties and responsibilities of an Employment Litigation Associate at Jackson Lewis P.C.?

The primary duties and responsibilities include defending and litigating lawsuits involving employment-related claims, advising and counseling employers on employment and labor law issues, and representing employers in court, arbitration, and administrative agencies in employment matters.

What educational requirements are necessary for this position?

The educational requirements include a JD from an ABA accredited law school with excellent academic credentials, at least 2+ years of legal experience, with a background in employment law preferred, and current admission to the California Bar in good standing.

Does the position require experience in Class Action/PAGA cases?

Class Action/PAGA experience is preferred but not required for this position as an Employment Litigation Associate at Jackson Lewis P.C.

What skills are essential for success in this role?

Essential skills include excellent written and oral communication, attention to detail, multitasking abilities, organizational and project management skills, and a commitment to professionalism, collegiality, and teamwork.

Helping employers mitigate workplace law risk and cultivate high-functioning, engaged, stable and diverse workforces.


Mission & Purpose

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. With 800 attorneys practicing in major locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Jackson Lewis is included in the AmLaw 100 and Global 100 rankings of law firms. The firm’s wide range of specialized areas of practice provides the resources to address every aspect of the employer/employee relationship. Jackson Lewis has one of the most active employment litigation practices in the world, with a current caseload of over 6,500 litigations and approximately 650 class actions. Jackson Lewis is a founding member of L&E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide, an alliance of premier employment law boutique firms and practices in Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific Region.