• Address: 1300 Clay Street, Suite 810 Oakland CA 94612
  • Phone: (415) 357-4600

Jasmine L. Anderson


Jasmine L. Anderson

Jasmine L. Anderson
Attorney

Lafayette & Kumagai LLP
1300 Clay Street, Ste. 810
Oakland, CA 94612

Email: janderson@lkclaw.com
Tel: (415) 357-4600
Fax: (415) 357-4605

Jasmine L. Anderson

Jasmine L. Anderson earned her Juris Doctorate from University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 2007.  While in law school, she was an editor for the Berkeley Journal of African-American Law and Policy, and served as Communications Chair for the American Trial Lawyers Association and as Vice-President of the Law Students of African Descent.  In addition, she was a Moot Court Board Member and Competitions Coach and member of the Boalt Hall Police Review Advocates. Ms. Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science at Florida State University, where she graduated magna cum laude, in Criminology, with a minor in African-American Studies.  As an undergraduate, Ms. Anderson received the honors of National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Florida State University Academic Scholarship, Bright Futures Scholarship, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, and Golden Key Honor Society.

Prior to joining Lafayette & Kumagai, Ms. Anderson was an associate with King & Spalding LLP, and a Labor & Employment Associate with Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Shaw Valenza LLP in Sacramento, CA.  More recently, she was a Labor & Employment Associate at Hopkins & Carley, ALC in San Jose, CA, where she managed all aspects of labor and employment law matters, including litigation, advice and counsel, and trainings.  In addition, Ms. Anderson served as Corporate Counsel-Global Employment & Immigration for a publicly-traded Silicon Valley technology company.

Ms. Anderson’s current practice at Lafayette & Kumagai includes all aspects of civil defense litigation, with an emphasis on employment matters.  Ms. Anderson has defended claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. She has prevailed in four Motions for Summary Judgment. Ms. Anderson has extensive experience litigating single-plaintiff and wage & hour cases, including first-chairing a state court bench trial regarding an appeal of a labor commissioner hearing involving a joint employer issue, and second-chairing a two-week employment arbitration.

Ms. Anderson frequently conducts employment law training sessions for organizations including the Marin Employers Advisory Council (“MEAC”), the Sacramento Area Human Resources Association, the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce and the Sacramento Employers Advisory Council, and has written numerous articles on employment law topics for The Daily Recorder. Ms. Anderson serves as a Board Member of Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California and the MEAC, and previously served on the board of the Sacramento Employers Advisory Council and the Sacramento Area Human Resources Association.  She is a member of the Labor & Employment Section of the State Bar of California, the Santa Clara County Bar Association, the California Minority Counsel Program and the National Employment Law Council Pipeline Initiative.

Ms. Anderson is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California, the United States District Court for the Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California, and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Speaking Engagements:

“Pay Them Now, Or Pay Them Later: An Overview of Key Issues in Wage and Hour Law for Employers,” Marin County Employers Advisory Council, March 2017.

“Leaves of Absence: Navigating the alphabet soup,” Marin Employers Advisory Council, November 2016.

“Pay Them Now, Or Pay Them Later: An Overview of Key Issues in Wage and Hour Law for Employers,” Marin County Employers Advisory Council, July 2016.

Publications:

Co-author, “California Law Protects Employee Political Activity,” The Daily Recorder, May 7, 2014.

Co-author, “New FMLA Regulations,” The Daily Recorder, May 2, 2014.

Co-author, “When Must Employers Provide a Suitable Seat?,” The Daily Recorder, February 11, 2014.

Co-author, “New California Employment Laws for 2014 (Part 2),” The Daily Recorder, December 9, 2013.

Co-author, “New California Employment Laws for 2014 (Part 1),” The Daily Recorder, November 28, 2013.

Co-author, “Assistive Animals in the Workplace,” The Daily Recorder, September 5, 2013.

Co-author, “Bag Checks May Cost Employers More Than Stolen Merchandise,” The Daily Recorder, June 27, 2013.

Co-author, “Employment Law Trends,” CalChamber, May 2013.

Co-author, “Pot in the Workplace,” The Daily Recorder, January 23, 2013.

Co-author, “New Laws for California Employers – Part 2,” The Daily Recorder, November 28, 2012.

Co-author, “New Laws for California Employers – Part 1,” The Daily Recorder, November 14, 2012.

Co-author, “California Supreme Court Employment Law Decisions 2011-2012 – Part 2,” The Daily Recorder, September 4, 2012.

Co-author, “California Supreme Court Employment Law Decisions 2011-2012 – Part 1,” The Daily Recorder, August 21, 2012.

Co-author, “Keeping Up With the EEOC,” The Daily Recorder, June 26, 2012.

Co-author, “A Review of Employment Law Developments,” CalChamber, June 2012.

Co-author, “Understanding the New NLRB Election Procedures,” The Daily Recorder, April 17, 2012.