Cepideh Roufougar

Cepideh Roufougar: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • 50 California Street, 9th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111
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Biography

Cepideh Roufougar is a Principal in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Ms. Roufougar is Co-Leader of the California Advice and Counsel Resource Group. She advises and counsels management in all areas of labor and employment law, with a focus on identifying practical solutions to help ensure compliance with state and federal law. Ms. Roufougar positions herself as a strategic partner when providing advice and counsel about litigation avoidance, employee management issues, implementing disciplinary actions, and collective bargaining issues. Her ability to see the big picture clearly and understand her client’s businesses in emotionally charged and highly complex disputes has helped her clients financially and prevented litigation. Her clients rely on her to guide them through both short-term and long-term planning to achieve their unique goals and strategies.

Ms. Roufougar is an experienced trainer and presents seminars on a wide range of subjects, including: leave management and reasonable accommodations; preventing discrimination, harassment and retaliation; implementing and sustaining disciplinary actions; conducting defensible workplace investigations; first-line supervisor trainings; performance management/evaluations; and wage and hour issues.

Ms. Roufougar has been successful in helping her clients prevail in numerous arbitrations and administrative appeals. She has extensive experience representing employers in labor and employment disputes. She has defended employers in employment litigation matters, including claims alleging violations of the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act, FLSA collective actions, and claims of harassment and discrimination. Ms. Roufougar also conducts complex workplace investigations.

Before joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Roufougar practiced at a well-regarded local labor and employment firm and served as in-house counsel for a local public agency.

In the News

April 30, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q1 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter 2018

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the first quarter of 2018. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events...

Webinars

California Legal Update Webinar Series

When
October 13, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM PST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

Blogs

California Workplace Law
California State Disability Insurance (SDI) Increases
January 2, 2019

It’s a new year, and California SDI benefits will be increasing. The SDI withholding rate continues to be 1.0% of wages. But, the taxable wage limit will increase from $114,967 to $118,371.

By Cepideh Roufougar

Disability, Leave & Health Management
California State Disability Insurance (SDI) Increases
January 2, 2019

It’s a new year, and California SDI benefits will be increasing. The SDI withholding rate continues to be 1.0% of wages. But, the taxable wage limit will increase from $114,967 to $118,371.

By Cepideh Roufougar

California Workplace Law
Expanded Paid Family Leave Benefits Coming to California Employees
October 26, 2018

Under the Family Medical Leave Act, eligible employees are entitled to take time off for due to a “qualifying exigency” arising from the deployment of the employee’s spouse, parent, or child for active military duty to a foreign country.

By Cepideh Roufouga

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Disability
  • Leave and Health Management
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Workplace Training

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(415) 394-9400  Phone
(415) 394-9401  Fax
www.jacksonlewis.com
University Attended:
University of California, Riverside, B.A., Political Science and Sociology, 1999
Law School Attended:
University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2002
Year of First Admission:
2003
Admission:
2006, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 2003, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 2011, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 2004, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2003, California; 2012, Texas
ISLN:
917276437

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