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Erin L. Winters
Erin L. Winters
3000 Lakeshore Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: (510) 763-1900 ext. 116
Fax: (510) 763-5952
Email: ewinters@fosteremploymentlaw.com
Practice Areas
Labor and Employment Litigation
Administrative Hearings
HR Advice/Wage & Hour Compliance
San Francisco Law School
Barnard College, Columbia University (B.A.)
Erin provides advice and counsel to employers on human resource-related topics, including leaves, terminations of employment, and performance management. In addition, she regularly advises businesses of all sizes on handbook reviews, policy development, training, and RIF planning.

Erin has successfully defended employers in California Courts and before the California Labor Commissioner in claims brought under state and federal anti-discrimination and wage laws. 

Her published articles include:
  • "Termination Due to Lack of Desired Skills Not Age Bias" (Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Federal Court Report, March 2017)
  • "Work Transferred to Mexico Must be Returned Stateside" (SHRM Federal Court Report, September 2016)
  • "Indirect Evidence of Bias Enough to Send Sex Discrimination Claim to Trial" (SHRM Federal Court Report, March 2016)
  • "Evidence of Decision-Maker Bias Supports Age Discrimination Claim" (SHRM Federal Court Report, September 2015);
  • "Retail Workers Bill of Rights - What Employers Need to Know" (Corporate Counsel Magazine/CorpCounsel.com, July 2015);
  • "Back to School: Child Labor Laws" (Corporate Counsel Magazine/CorpCounsel.com, August 2014);
  • "Reformation of Retirement Plan Does Require Showing of Actual Harm" (SHRM Federal Court Report, March 2014);
  • "California Courts Look to Unconscionability Arguments To Find Employment Arbitration Agreements Unenforceable" (Employment Practices Liability Consultant (EPLiC), Winter 2014);
  • "When the ICE Man Cometh for Immigration Compliance" (Corporate Counsel Magazine/CorpCounsel.com, November 2013); 
  • "EEOC Identifies Enforcement Priorities" (Alameda County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section Newsletter, September 2013); 
  • "California Supreme Court Holds Class Action Waivers Are Subject to Scrutiny” (California Labor & Employment Law Review, January 2008); and
  • “Identity Theft: Is Proof of Actual Damages Necessary to Collect Liquidated or Statutory Damages?” (The Privacy & Data Protection Legal Reporter, 2006).
Erin is admitted to practice in the State of California and the United States District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts, California.
Former Member of Labor and Employment Executive Committee, Alameda County Bar Association
Bar Association of San Francisco
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