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Lauren E. Wertheimer is an Associate in Vedder Price’s Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment group.

Ms. Wertheimer focuses her practice on defending labor & employment claims brought against employers relating to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations. She also has experience defending clients in PAGA actions and class action matters within state and federal employment laws.

On May 30, 2023, the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor (“USDOL”) issued an opinion letter offering clarification as to whether holidays that occur during a period of leave covered by the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) count against the employee’s FMLA entitlement and determination of the amount of leave taken.Continue Reading Calculating FMLA Leave:  What Happens on Holidays?