Jill Garcia

Attorney
Offices: Las Vegas, NV
Practice Areas:

Ms. Garcia has over 19 years of experience representing clients in business matters, most recently counseling and defending large and small employers, public and private schools, and colleges and universities in employment and education matters.

Ms. Garcia has extensive experience handling contract disputes, restrictive covenants, federal and state medical, disability and discrimination claims and wage and hour complaints at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels. Her experience includes state and federal agency on-site investigations, disability access and accommodation, sexual and racial harassment and discrimination, religious discrimination, national origin discrimination, retaliation, tenure and promotion, wrongful discharge, constructive discharge, breach of contract, and related state law tort claims.  She also has prosecuted and defended numerous non-compete litigations, as well as successfully defended schools in teacher/student harassment, failure to accommodate students, and defended against immediate restraining order actions seeking to require student re-enrollment into educational programs.

In addition to litigation based work, she routinely conducts internal investigations, offers employee and student advice and counsel, and drafts and reviews employee and school policies and handbooks.

Education:
  • Northeastern School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • University of New Hampshire, cum laude, 1998
Bar Admissions:
  • Nevada

Acknowledgements:
  • Super Lawyers, 2014-2020
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2011-2013
  • AV® Certification Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
Professional Involvement:
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys, Member
Publications/Presentations:
  • Author “The Top Five Things to Consider About Retaliation Charges,” Labor & Employment Issue of Communique, February 2020
  • Author “School Worker’s Disability Retirement Does Not Preclude ADA Claims,” SHRM.org, September 26, 2013
  • Author “Personal Liability of Corporate Agents: Casting Aside the Notion That There Is No Individual Liability Under The FLSA,” Nevada Lawyer, November 2009
  • Contributing Editor, Practical Law Labor & Employment, Drug Testing Laws: Nevada, Leave Laws: Nevada
  • Speaker Labor and Employment Law Advanced Practices Symposium, 2019
Prominent Assignments:
  • Representation of large restaurant chain in wage and hour dispute resulting in favorable settlement for client.
  • Representation of financial institution in non-compete and trade secret misappropriation matter resulting in a favorable outcome for the client.
  • Representation of large timeshare company in discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination claim resulting in favorable settlement for client.
  • Representation of University in contact and wrongful termination dispute resulting in favorable settlement for client.
  • Representation of numerous employers before the Nevada Labor Commissioner and Department of Labor for unpaid wages and commissions, alleged violations of the FMLA and failure to provide meal and rest breaks resulting in favorable outcomes for clients.
  • Representation of numerous employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission related to charges of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation resulting in favorable outcomes for clients.

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