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February 2020

We are proud to be representing prosecutors fighting gender and age discrimination. discrimination

February 2020

In honor of Black History Month, we’d like to take a moment to recognize some of the most influential black women throughout history. From political activists to groundbreaking feminists, these women made tremendous strides for the black community. Their courage, intellect, and strength deserve to be celebrated this month and every month. “As women, we must stand up for ourselves. As women, we must stand up for each other. As women, we must stand up for justice for all.” -Michelle Obama  blackhistorymonth women equalpay empowerment history activism civilrights genderequality
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Kristi Royse, CEO of KLR Consulting

February 2020

For our folks in need of leadership development programs, be sure to check out KLR Consulting, founded by this week’s LadyBoss Kristi Royse! Serving as KLR’s CEO with over 30 years of team-building and leadership development experience, Kristi specializes in preparing teams to excel. She is in great demand but you can catch her speaking at these next events:
March 5th: FWSF International Women’s Day EachForEqual
Negotiation for Women
San Francisco
March 11th: FEI SF Women in Finance
Realize Your Future: Create a Personal Strategic Plan
San Francisco
Check out KLR Consulting for more details! https://klrconsulting.com/
We love supporting our fellow Lady Bosses!

February 2020

It will be interesting to watch Winston vs. Seyfarth in the fight over equal pay and the role of a collective bargaining agreement. equalpay discrimination
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February 2020

So many of my clients and colleagues have had to deal with this. equalpay

February 2020

Nichols Law is pleased to announce its newest addition to its team, Rachel Bravo! She brings with her over ten years of experience representing clients in employment and business disputes and a passion for gender equity. Already we have seen her ability to quickly jump into matters and provide timely counsel to clients under pressure. We are grateful to have such an extraordinary attorney with us to help grow our team and provide support for our clients.

Brooke Sutter, Sarah Nichols, Rachel Bravo!
Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve, owner of Fairgrieve Law Office, P.C.

February 2020

For this week’s LadyBoss we’d like to celebrate Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve, owner of FAIRGRIEVE LAW OFFICE, P.C. Rose-Ellen’s background practicing in both the private and public sectors and litigating more than 15 trials and administrative hearings keeps her in demand as a counselor and litigator for employers navigating San Francisco’s complex labor and compliance laws. She is an excellent role model for other lawyers wanting to start their own practice. sanfrancisco compliance lawfirm employmentlaw

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February 2020

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Katie Bain, Laura Mazza, and Katherine Debski of Bain Mazza & Debski LLP and another woman

February 2020

For this week’s LadyBoss we’d like to sing the praises of the amazing women – Katie Bain, Laura Mazza, and Katherine Debski of Bain Mazza & Debski LLP! They are a highly awarded plaintiff-side firm based in San Mateo specializing in personal injury and employment law cases. Their clients rave about their responsiveness and diligence and they have been a wonderful support to me as I build my firm. We highly recommend them and are incredibly grateful for their support. We love supporting our fellow Lady Bosses! employmentlaw law personalinjury plaintiff lawfirm

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February 2020

For anyone looking for legal counsel regarding business organization, transactions, real estate and estate planning matters, look no further than VON ROCK LAW, P.C. Founded and managed by this week’s LadyBoss, Deidre Von Rock, Esq., VR Law provides you with a personal connection while embracing contemporary technology. With over 20 years of experience, Deidre will create the essential parts of your financial plan in a positive and efficient way that meets the needs of your family and/or business. We love supporting our fellow Lady Bosses! financialplanning law estateplanning legaladvice

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Deidre Von Rock, Esq., founder and manager of VON ROCK LAW, P.C.
Attorney Sarah Nichols in a red suit reading from a paper

January 2020

A big thank you to everyone that celebrated the new decade with Nichols Law this past Thursday at Mission Rock Resort! We are incredibly thankful for the overwhelming support we have received and look forward to making 2020 one of our best years yet! #2020 employmentlaw oneyear celebration decade law

January 2020

For today’s LadyBoss shoutout, we’d like to congratulate Stand Up Strategies’ President Olivia Morgan on her new role as Co-Founder and Executive Director of California Partners Project, a non-profit initiative launched by California First Partner, Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The organization plans to work in support of Senate Bill 826 prioritizing gender equity and the effect of media and technology on children’s well being and mental health. We love supporting our fellow Lady Bosses!genderequity media nonprofit childrensmentalhealth wellbeing advocacy children support

Stand Up Strategies’ President Olivia Morgan
Renee Mars from SmartHR

January 2020

Looking for an excellent HR solution? Check out LadyBoss Renee Mars and Annie Jacobsen at SmartHR! Renee helps fast growing startups create and implement scalable HR practices and internal operations. Using her experience from Y Combinator and Tilt, her consultancy provides a light-weight HR solution that is cost and time effective. You can find your next HR solution at smarthr.co. We love supporting our fellow Lady Bosses!

January 2020

Reflecting on the changes to the law in California last year and the brave people who spoke out and advocated for change. As a result, California law prohibits provisions in a settlement agreement that prevent the disclosure of factual information relating to certain claims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, or harassment or discrimination based on sex, that are filed in a civil or administrative action. law justice discrimination nda sexualharassment californialaw advocate change

https://mashable.com/2017/10/10/women-support-each-other-bravery-harvey-weinstein/

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Workplace investigator, Katherine Zarate Dulany, Esq. AWI-CH

January 2020

For this week’s LadyBoss shoutout, we’d like to recognize experienced and conscientious workplace investigator, Katherine Zarate Dulany, Esq. AWI-CH. She brings grace and wisdom to diligently and expeditiously complete complex investigations in a fair and calm manner. You’ll be lucky to have Katherine help you through the process. We love supporting our fellow Lady Bosses!

December 2019

For any HR/Legal folks looking for a simple checklist for 2020 employment laws, look no further than Mary Topliff‘s list by clicking on the link below. betterlatethannever compliancetraining hr employmentlaw legal humanresources

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Equal Rights Advocates members with Sarah Nichols

December 2019

Nichols Law had the pleasure of attending Equal Rights Advocates’ New Roaring Twenties: A Happy Hour for Gender Justice this week to kick off the start of the new decade. 2020 is a year of promise for social justice and we can’t wait to continue working with the ERA towards our combined mission of closing the wage gap. Make sure to check out their website to stay up to date on local events and ways to take action at equalrights.org!

December 2019

For this week’s LadyBoss shout out, we’d like to congratulate Epicurean Trader co-founder Holly McDell on another great year! With three locations in the city, the Epicurean Trader has been named San Francisco’s top rated specialty food store and is known for their overwhelming support of smaller, artisan brands. If you’re needing a last minute holiday gift, be sure to check out their deluxe gift baskets that were recently named in Forbes magazine below! We love supporting our fellow Lady Bosses!

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Krista L. Mitzel of The Mitzel Group, LLP and Sarah Nichols

December 2019

For this week’s LadyBoss shout out, we’d like to congratulate Krista L. Mitzel on 10 years of her fabulous full service firm The Mitzel Group, LLP, and her support of women through her ProVisors Bay Area Womens’ Affinity Group. We love supporting our fellow Lady Bosses!

December 2019

For our first Tuesday LadyBoss shout out, we’d like to celebrate Rebecca Hopkins receiving the SevenFifty Daily 2019 Drinks Innovators’ Award for her platform, A Balanced Glass. The web forum serves as a place for wine professionals to openly discuss mental health and wellness in the beverage industry. We love supporting our fellow Lady Bosses!

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Attorneys Chris Syder, Kim Stephenson, and Sarah Nichols

December 2019

Always good to spend more time catching up with Chris Syder, one of the U.K.’s top employment attorneys and lovely to meet tri-qualified Kim Stephenson (UK, NZ and CA). We’re building the Foreign Lawyer Legion and planning a panel for ways for companies to support the Sandwich Generation. foreignlawyerlegion sandwichgeneration hrlaw

December 2019

Today is LatinaEqualPay Day, marking how far into 2019 Latinas had to work to be paid what the average white man was paid in 2018 alone. I’m hopeful we’ll live to see a day when the data tells us we no longer have to mark this day—or any equal pay day—at all. To get there, here are some tips from Eva Longoria, Lean In, and Survey Monkey on steps companies and employees can take to help close the gap. #EqualityCantWait  payequity
Bar chart showing the wage gap between white men and Latina women
Members of San Francisco Employment Advisory Counsel with Sarah Nichols

November 2019

Sarah Nichols is looking forward to presenting to the San Francisco Employer Advisory Council tomorrow on the new independent contractor law AB 5 and it’s impact on worker classifications.

A big thank you to the San Francisco Employment Advisory Counsel for having Sarah Nichols last week to discuss and break down the new AB 5 law and its effect on worker classifications. employmentlaw sanfrancisco california

October 2019

Nichols Law planning for 2020 and celebrating that we’ve had our Operations Manager Brooke Sutter with us for 3 months. We are grateful for her every day.

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September 2019

Last night Nichols Law was fortunate enough to attend the Aussie Founder’s Network fireside chat with the tenacious and brilliant John Papandriopoulos! It was so great to hear John’s inspiring story and unique journey. We’re looking forward to more AFN events in the future. aussiefoundersnetwork #residechat aussie

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August 2019

Sometimes it’s nice to have a change of scenery- @theassembly is a great place for our team to work at every once in a while. A community space filled with driven and passionate women, the Assembly offers something for everyone! sanfrancisco theassembly wellness community womenempoweringwomen womenpreneur

Community workspace at The Assembly
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August 2019

Time to make sure your tips are right! doordash fooddelivery fooddeliveryapp tips sanfrancisco

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August 2019

Curious how to tackle the top 10 issues facing your nonprofit? Join us this Thursday, August 22nd, at the Bank of San Francisco for a training with our very own Managing Partner, Sarah Nichols!

Thank you Bank of San Francisco for having us, and thank you to all the nonprofits that attended! It was a lively discussion with topics including hiring, benefits, misclassification, leave and the interactive process. nonprofits nonprofitorganization hr bankofsanfrancisco sanfrancisco sanfranciscobayarea discussion interactive presentation training bank joinus rsvp

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Members of the ProVisors' Executive Committee of San Mateo II, including Sarah Nichols

August 2019

Last week our Managing Partner, Sarah Nichols, had a great meeting with the fellow members of the ProVisors‘ Executive Committee of San Mateo II. The members are such great sources of wisdom with so many areas of expertise. provisors sanmateo committee law attorney

August 2019

Our very own founder and managing attorney, Sarah, is a member of the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law. Be sure to check out their work on addressing the problems of systemic inequality and discrimination! antidiscrimination inequality berkeley equality womeninlaw law ucberkeley metoomovement research

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August 2019

Don’t know how to address the elephant in the room? Feel like you’re not being heard? The team at Nichols Law knows how to help! Visit our new website for more information on our clients, services, and how to join our team! law womeninlaw womenlawyers nicholslaw employmentlaw hrlaw attorney sanfranciscobayarea counselling litigation coaching joinourteam

https://nicholslawyer.com/

July 2019

Last week our Managing Attorney Sarah was given the opportunity to coach some of the lovely women of the Hastings Leadership Academy. We can’t wait to go back! Fantastic morning yesterday listening to @Emily Epstein and a privilege to attend as a coach. coach opportunity women womeninlawwomeninleadership womenempoweringwomen 

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June 2019

Ever wonder what classifies someone as an employee versus a contractor? Check out this article to keep up with Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court case. superiorcourt law360 employee contractor california

A Ninth Circuit panel on Monday undid its earlier finding that the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision — which made it harder for businesses to classify their workers as independent contractors — applies retroactively, saying the state’s highest court should have final say on the blockbuster ruling’s application. Read more at:

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June 2019

If you’re looking to help end Imposter Syndrome check out this great program by Neha Sampat! impostersyndrome lawyers womenlawyers attorneys earlybird

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Logo for the Worldwide #MeToo Movement announcing a conference on Global Resistance to Sexual Harassment and Violence

May 2019

Grateful for the opportunity to hear amazing speakers at the MeToo Conference at Berkeley Law School last week like Catharine MacKinnon and Saru Jayaraman. Legal scholars, practitioners and experts from around the world gathered to examine the systemic issues that permit sexual harassment and discussed creative solutions developed across the globe to address the problem. I’m looking forward to seeing the next steps in action as we work on these issues together.

December 2018

We had a lively panel discussion about Diversity and Inclusion last night at Financial Executives International’s meeting in Palo Alto. Aubrey Blanche  Courtney Karnes  Hyma Menath

Aubrey Blanche, Courtney Karnes, Sarah Nichols, Hyma Menath

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