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As a member of the Employment Law Division at Fernandez & Lauby LLP, I handle matters involving all aspects of employment in both the public and private sectors.  Our main focus is representing employees who have been subjected to wage and hour violations on both a class and individual basis.  Additionally, we pursue claims for wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment (Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)), FMLA leave, pregnancy discrimination/leave entitlement, whistle-blower retaliation, labor code violations, independent contractor misclassification, among various other issues that arise in the employment context. 


Additionally, we vigorously pursue class, representative, and/or collective actions for violations of the California Labor Code and related statutes and/or laws (Industrial Welfare Commission etc.), as well as the Fair Labor Standars Act (FLSA).  We have a large variety of different class and/or collective actions currently pending and are familiar with the particular obstacles that employees face when attempting to assert their lawful rights to proper payment including mechanics, nurses and/or other persons employed in the healthcare industry, and hourly or nonexempt employees in all industries.


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  1. Class Action: 30%
    7 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 30%
    7 years, 300 cases
  3. Sexual Harassment: 20%
    7 years
  4. Discrimination: 20%
    7 years


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  • Jeff William Leblanc

    I heartily endorse Ms. Kautz. She is an extremely hard working and competent lawyer and if I ever have any questions regarding her areas of expertise, she is the first person I would call.


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Fernandez & Lauby LLP

4590 Allstate Dr
Riverside, CA, 92501-1702


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Editor-in-ChiefUniv. of LaVerne COL - Law Review2006
Best Appellee BriefUniv. of LaVerne COL - Moot Court2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGranowitz, White & Weber2007 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Bernardino County Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
J.R. Campbell American Inn of CourtN/A2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Geiling v. Bridgestone/FirestoneSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
Journal of Juvenile LawGPS Monitoring-an Ingenious Solution to Protect California's Children2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of La Verne College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor (Cum Laude)2007
Univ of California RiversidePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2004