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Rebecca Kagin, who co-chairs California Employment Lawyer’s Association’s Immigrant Employee Rights Committee, designed and moderated the continuing legal education seminar “Advocating for Our Essential Workforce During the Pandemic” on August 11, 2021. Speakers addressed how to protect our essential workforce during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, with a special focus on the rights of immigrant workers. The seminar covered job protected leave, wage replacement for those impacted by Covid 19 and related issues, protections against discrimination and retaliation based on Covid 19 and related issues, and issues related to employer mandates of the Covid-19 vaccine. As a rising leader within CELA, Ms. Kagin collaborated with IERC committee members, her co-chair, and CELA’s staff to produce this CLE. In her Sonoma County and Oakland based practices, Ms. Kagin represents immigrant and other workers in claims related to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, and whistleblowing, among other issues.

Rebecca G. Kagin joins Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams, LLP, a Boutique Workers Rights Firm, as Of Counsel, September, 2020

Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP, with offices in Oakland, has championed justice and fairness for California workers for the last decade. Their representation has included employees in individual lawsuits and class actions, from the Oakland Raiderettes class action against wage theft to Tyann Sorrell’s sexual harassment lawsuit against the former Dean of UC Berkeley’s law school, and from a dishwasher’s wrongful termination lawsuit against Denny’s to defending #MeToo silence breaker Pamela Lopez in a defamation claim brought by the disgraced California State Assemblyman she accused of sexual assault.

Rebecca Kagin, who has been representing workers for almost two decades, is recognized as one of the leading employment lawyers in the North Bay. She and LVBH have a long-standing relationship as co-counsel on many cases. Kagin says “It is a privilege to join a team that I know can rally forces to tackle a wide range of injustices faced by workers. This team hears its clients, sees its clients, and fights for them every step of the way with skill and passion.”

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