Ms. Ross has been with Leonard Carder LLP since 1990. She specializes in both traditional labor law and employment law, and is a frequent speaker and lecturer in the areas of wage and hour law and trial practice. Ms. Ross’s practice places particular emphasis on wage and hour, independent contractor misclassification, disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation matters and retaliation.
Ms. Ross served as lead trial counsel in numerous wage and hour class actions, including ground-breaking cases establishing the employment status of exotic dancers at San Francisco’s infamous Mitchell Brother’s O’Farrell Theatre, Vickery et. al. v. Cinema Seven, Inc. SF Superior Court Case No. BC-210310 (1994) and FedEx Ground pickup and delivery contractors in California, Estrada v. FedEx Ground Package Systems, Inc., 154 Cal.App.4th 1 (2007). She is currently serving as co-lead counsel in MDL litigation challenging the independent contractor classification of FedEx Ground pick-up and delivery drivers nationally.
Ms. Ross also provides full service representation to numerous labor union clients in a variety of industries, including litigation before the state and federal courts, state and federal administrative agencies, labor arbitration, advice and counsel. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee.
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