Ms. Yuzna joined Jackson Lewis from the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) where she represented and advised the California Labor Commissioner and her staff on all aspects of enforcement and interpretation of California's labor laws and licensing requirements. She also handled matters involving meal and rest period compliance and enforcement, public works and prevailing wage requirements, and the Talent Agency Act. In her time with the DLSE, Ms. Yuzna enjoyed a 100 percent success rate in court on all motions, trials, and writs.
While attending law school, Ms. Yuzna served as a writing advisor for the UCLA Law Lawyering Skills Program and Articles Editor for the Dukeminier Awards Journal. She also served as Co-Executive Director of El Centro Legal Clinic, a student-coordinated network of legal services clinics. Ms. Yuzna volunteered for the Law Fellows Program as a mentor for pre-law students and she volunteered for the UCLA Law VAWA Clinic where she prepared court filings for survivors of abusive relationships. Ms. Yuzna received the Beverly Hills Bar Association Scholarship in recognition of her law school achievements.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Inquilinos Unidos, Board Member
California Workplace Law
Class Action Waivers Remain Inapplicable to PAGA Claims
May 29, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling that class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) does not extend to claims under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, No. 16-285; Ernst & Young LLP et al. v. Morris et al., No.
By Zoe Yuzna and Hazel U. Poei
Professional Associations and Activities
•The State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Section
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