Li-An is the co-chair of the firm’s employment practice group. She counsels clients on a wide range of employment matters, from hiring employees to terminating the employment relationship. She assists clients in complying with California and federal wage and hour laws. She also guides clients through the maze of California and federal statutes and regulations which govern the various leaves employers are required to provide eligible employees.
Li-An regularly reviews and prepares offer letters, employee policies and handbooks, employment agreements, and severance and release agreements. She also prepares confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements to help clients protect their proprietary information.
In addition, Li-An counsels clients on discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims. She assists with administrative proceedings before California and federal agencies on employment-related issues, which includes responding to charges or claims filed with such agencies. She also assists clients with investigating and responding to unfair labor practice claims filed with the National Labor Relations Board.
Li-An prepares, reviews and negotiates the terms of various loan documents when clients are lending or borrowing money. She also assists clients in preparing and reviewing commercial leases and related documents.
Li-An has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating® by Martindale-Hubbell for Labor & Employment Law, and has been recognized as Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (2011-2015) and as a San Diego Top Lawyer in Labor & Employment 2015-2021.
Honors & Awards
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated®, Labor & Employment Law
- San Diego Top Attorney, 2017-2021
Memberships & Community Involvement
- San Diego County Bar Association
- Foothills Bar Association
- Amore Ministries, Member of the Board of Directors
Publications & Presentations
Presenter, Libations with Your Lawyers, Employee or Independent Contractor – Do You Know Your ABCs?, July 17, 2018
Presenter, Libations with Your Lawyers, Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) to Work, July 11, 2017
New Year . . . New Laws, DSMW Website, Jan. 2, 2014
Brinker . . . Finally! (California Supreme Court clarifies meal period and rest break rights & obligations), DSMW Website, Oct. 14, 2012
Willful Misclassification of Independent Contractors, DSMW Website, 2012