- State Bar of California
- Sacramento County Bar Association
- Litigation and Labor & Employment Law Section
- Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Provider Program
- American Bar Association
- Litigation and Labor & Employment Law Section
- Federal Bar Association
- Association for Conflict Resolution, Evaluator for the United States District Court’s Voluntary Dispute Resolution Program
Terry is an astute and persuasive litigator in defense of companies and management faced with wrongful discharge, discrimination, and sexual harassment lawsuits in state and federal courts and in arbitration.
She is particularly known for her success with wage and hour issues, unfair competition and trade secret protections, employee benefits, employment contracts, drug testing, leaves of absence, disability, terminations, discipline, reductions in force, and severance arrangements, as well as mediation services to a multitude of businesses and public entities through civil alternative dispute resolution programs.
Terry is dedicated to providing organizations with knowledge on the rights of employers and their employees. She leads seminars throughout the year on current issues ensuring that members have the latest information required to manage the human resource component of running a business. Prior to private practice Terry worked for the Department of Labor gaining valuable experience in wage and pay practice administration.
She is licensed to practice before all California state courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California, and all courts of the State of California.
- Successfully defended a satellite installation company in a wage hour misclassification trial. Ruling for the company was that all installers were properly categorized as contractors.
- Achieved dismissal on behalf of a manufacturer in a large wage hour class action, representing a substantial savings to the company in avoiding class certification.
- Received grants of summary judgment in the following representative matters: sexual harassment, racial harassment, age discrimination, retaliation (public policy and LC 1102.5), and non-compete claims.
- Conducted extensive investigations on behalf of public entities related to complex harassment and discrimination complaints, which led to favorable resolutions for all parties involved.
- Harassment: When Do I Need to Do Something?, May 2018 issue of CEA’s The California Employers Report
- Age Discrimination and the Aging Workforce, Fall 2017 issue of LeadingAge’s Engage Magazine
- Wage and Hour Compliance: Five Tips to Avoid Devastating Wage Hour Lawsuits and Class Actions, Fall 2015 issue of LeadingAge’s Engage Magazine
- Podcast: Wage and Hour Litigation – Meal and Rest Break Requirements
- Travel Time Pay and Exempt Status Determinations Can Be Challenging: What Can We Learn from Recent Class Action Filings?
- California’s Fair Pay Act, Wage Statements, and More: Six New Year’s Resolutions for Employers in ‘16
- Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Compliance Involves an “Interactive Process”
- Employees’ Critical Social Media Posts about Supervisor were Protected by the NLRA
- Pregnancy Disability Leave: How Much is Enough Under California’s Laws?
- California Law on Commission Payments – Make it Official and Make it Clear
- Terminating an Employee: Paying for a Termination Meeting
- Cook Brown Breakfast Forum: Sexual Harassment Claims – Owners and Executives on the Front Line 2018
- LeadingAge California: Executive Leadership Webinar Series – Impact of Powerful Dialogue to Avoid Litigation 2017
- California Employers Association: 2017 Wage and Hour Update – Compliance Tips for Avoiding Lawsuits
- Q&A at the Sacramento Valley Veterinary Practice Managers Association 2017
- Sacramento Area Human Resources Association 2016: New DOL Overtime Rule – How Will California Employers be Affected?
- California Employers Association: Wage and Hour Law Webinar 2016
- LeadingAge: Human Resources Conference 2015: Ask the Expert, Employment Law Update
- LeadingAge: HR Managing Employees – California Wage & Hour Compliance 2015
- Other available presentations include:
- Supervisor Training – Coaching, Disciplinary Issues, Reprimanding Employees
- Staying Golden When Doing Business in the Golden State: Tips to Avoiding Employment Lawsuits
- Wage and Hour Issues Related to Personnel
- Your Installers = Contractors or Employees?
- Managing Wage and Hour Risks in the Workplace
- Avoiding Wrongful Termination
- Leave Issues
- HR Managing Employees: CA Wage & Hour Compliance
- Capital Public Radio, Board of Directors
- California Employers Association
- Workforce Investment Board, Sacramento Works, Former Board Member, (2006-2016)
- Sacramento Employers Advisory Council