Ms. Friedman also has extensive experience defending class actions including claims brought under various California and federal wage and hour laws and involving issues such as meal and rest breaks, off-the-clock work, overtime pay and employee misclassification. She also provides advice and counsel to corporate clients on all aspects of employment related issues.
Additionally, Ms. Friedman represents clients in proceedings before state and federal administrative agencies and tribunals, including, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the U.S. Department of Labor.
While attending law school, she was an Articles Editor and published author on Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review. She also completed an externship with the Disability Rights Legal Center, Los Angeles and a judicial externship with the Honorable Harvey A. Schneider, Los Angeles Superior Court Central Civil West.
• Cures to the Enigmatic Taliban Plague: Legal and Social Remedies Addressing Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan, Loyola International Law Review 23.81 (2001) [Author]
In the News
December 4, 2017
Talya Friedman and Joel Kelly Discuss How to Prevent Sexual Harassment in Production
Talya Friedman and Joel Kelly discuss how effective, well-communicated policies are the best way to prevent sexual harassment in Hollywood in HRTS Panelists Say Policy And Vigilance Are Needed To Help Prevent Sexual Harassment in Production, published by Deadline Hollywood. Subscription may be required to view article
December 4, 2017
Talya Friedman and Joel Kelly Discuss Implications of the Recent Sexual Harassment Allegations in Hollywood
Talya Friedman and Joel Kelly discuss implications of recent sexual harassment allegations and the firings of abusers in Hollywood in How Hollywood Can Do Better in Dealing with Sexual Harassment, published by Variety.Subscription may be required to view article
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•Constitutional Rights Foundation, Board of Directors
•Los Angeles County Bar Association
•State Bar of California
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