Overview


Maria C. Rodriguez advises US and international corporations with regard to employment law compliance and mergers and acquisitions; and defends employment cases and class action litigation. She is a trusted advisor to clients helping them avoid or resolve disputes and protect resources through proactive and strategic planning. She is experienced working with clients in the sports, media and entertainment, technology, food and restaurant, airline, transportation and distribution, health care and fashion industries.

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Results


  • National quick service restaurant (QSR) and distribution and logistics companies
    (food and transportation industries): meal and rest periods, business expense reimbursement, unfair competition and labor code penalties claims. Class of US and State Department of Transportation regulated drivers. Defeated class certification. Decision affirmed on appeal to the California Court of Appeals*
  • National bank / financial industry:
    alleged exemption misclassification. Branch and assistant branch managers claimed misclassification, unpaid overtime and penalties. Defeated class certification. Defeated plaintiffs’ motions in limine prior to remaining single-plaintiff trial that defeated plaintiff*
  • Multinational media and entertainment company:
    meal and rest periods, business expense reimbursements, split shifts, reporting time pay, Business and Professions Code. All California non-exempt employee class was reduced by over one-fifth and resolved for less than one-fifteenth of the potential value*

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Recognition


  • The Daily Journal, California’s Leading Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers, 2012 to 2018
  • Chambers USA 2018

Community


  • Los Angeles County Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section, executive committee member
  • Cuban-American Bar Association, former president
  • Women’s Sports Foundation, supporter
  • Women In Film, executive member
  • CAN-Do, board of directors,
  • Natasha Watley Foundation, board of directors,
  • Ketchum YMCA, board of managers

Credentials


Education
Loyola Law School – Los Angeles, JD, 1997
University of California – Los Angeles, BA, 1993

Admissions
California

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Maria C. Rodriguez

Associée | Los Angeles

Los Angeles: +1 310 788 1586

Los Angeles: +1 310 277 4730


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