Farinaz Cohen specializes in all aspects of employment law, such as wage and hour issues, exempt status, independent contractor status, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, hiring and firing issues, leaves of absence (including FMLA/CFRA), benefits, personnel practices, vacation, and sick leave.
Mrs. Cohen's law practice is dedicated to employment litigation and administrative hearings as well as advice and counsel regarding employment law issues, including Human Resources concerns and compliance checks.
Litigation and Administrative Hearings:
Mrs. Cohen has extensive litigation experience. She represents clients in U.S. District Court, California State Court, and administrative agencies, including the Labor Commissioner's office, EEOC, unemployment appeals in CUIAB, and Labor Code 132a Petitions in the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.
Advice and counsel:
Mrs. Cohen provides clients with detailed advice and counsel regarding Human Resources concerns and compliance checks, prepares employee handbooks and severance agreements, and conducts sexual harassment prevention training.
Mrs. Cohen received her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and her B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of California, where she graduated cum laude. While in law school, Mrs. Cohen was a law clerk at Kabateck Brown Kellner, as well as Khorrami, Pollard & Abir, where she was involved with various class action lawsuits in areas such as wage and hour disputes and products liability.
Mrs. Cohen is admitted to practice law in California, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Languages spoken: English, Farsi, Spanish
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|Owner/Attorney||The Cohen Employment Law Firm||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Van Vleck Turner & Zaller, LLP||2010 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Restaurant Association||Service Provider||2014 - Present|
|PIHRA||Member||2014 - Present|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||N/A||Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of California - Los Angeles||Communication Studies||Bachelor of Arts||2003|