Sergio H. Parra represents a wide array of employers in labor and employment matters such as wage & hour, discrimination, workplace disputes, leave and accommodation requests, and workplace complaints. Sergio is called on a daily basis to provide counsel to executive management on sensitive employment law issues such as hiring and termination decisions, internal complaints and workplace investigations.  Sergio is often called to prepare, negotiate and/or revise employment-related contracts such as executive agreements, severance agreements, and independent contractor agreements in addition to employment policies and written guidance to management on new legislative and legal developments.

With a strong background in employment litigation, Sergio’s experience in the defense of wage and hour claims, employee class actions, discrimination, and wrongful termination cases allows him to provide a unique perspective on those strategies necessary to reduce liability risk.  This litigation experience includes the representation of employers in complex cases such as class actions and lawsuits in state and federal court; and in administrative venues such as the Labor Commissioner, EEOC, DFEH, ALRB and the NLRB.  Sergio is a lifelong resident of the Monterey Bay with roots in both Watsonville and Salinas.

Principal Areas of Practice

Labor and employment law, including counseling; wage and hour, employment litigation; employment handbooks and policies, and executive agreements.

Education

  • B.A., Business Mgmt., Dominican University of California in San Rafael, CA, 1997
  • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law in San Francisco, CA, 2005

Professional Qualifications and Activities

  • Admitted to the California State Bar in 2006

Memberships

  • Labor and Employment Law Section, California State Bar
  • Monterey County Bar Association
  • Santa Cruz County Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Leadership Program, Santa Cruz County Agri-culture (Class of 2020-pending)
  • Board Member (former), Hartnell Little League
  • Volunteer and Board Member (former), Community of Caring

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