Proskauer on Class and Collective Actions
Julia Brodsky

Julia Brodsky

Julia Brodsky is an Associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department in the Los Angeles office, where she focuses her practice on employment litigation on behalf of management, including actions involving sexual harassment; retaliation; discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, religion and disability; whistle-blowing; fraud and wrongful termination. She also has extensive experience with wage and hour class actions involving claims for meal and rest break penalties, overtime wages, misclassification and other wage and hour claims.Julia also advises management on various issues ranging from harassment and discrimination and managing leaves of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act and state laws, to traditional labor law issues.Julia has represented employers in a variety of industries, including health care, insurance, entertainment, retail, manufacturing, universities, media and financial services.During law school, Julia worked as an extern for the Honorable Justice Miriam Vogel at the California Court of Appeal for the Second District.

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California Appellate Court Affirms Denial Of Class Certification

As we recently reported here, there have been a number of appellate decisions ordering class certification based on the existence of an employer’s companywide policy – all while overlooking numerous individualized questions that would undoubtedly create manageability problems during trial.  On December 30, 2013, the California Court of Appeal in Johnson v. California Pizza Kitchen, … Continue Reading