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Jason A. Geller

Regional Managing Partner, San Francisco
San Francisco
t: 415.490.9020
f: 415.490.9001

Overview

Jason Geller is the managing partner of the firm's San Francisco office. Jason represents employers in all facets of employment law matters. He has considerable experience defending employers in litigation involving claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and California wage and hour laws. Jason has defended employers against class and individual wage and hour claims, including claims for alleged misclassification of exempt and independent contractor status, and failure to pay overtime and provide meal periods and rest breaks. He also frequently defends employers in whistleblowing and retaliation claims, including claims under the California Whistleblower Act, the False Claims Act and various provisions of the California Labor Code.

Jason has extensive experience defending employers in federal and state courts, as well as in investigations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the DFEH, United States Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

In addition to defending his clients in litigation, Jason frequently counsels employers to assist them in avoiding litigation. He regularly advises clients on leave management issues and the interactive process for employees with disabilities, reinstatement obligations under various leave laws and wage and hour compliance. Jason has prepared employee handbooks and a variety of agreements, including independent contractor, employment, confidentiality, and trade secrets agreements.

Jason is a member of the firm's EPLI committee.
 
His clients are involved in a variety of industries, including insurance, assisted living, independent living facilities, construction, manufacturing, engineering, architecture, education, hospitality, professional services, agriculture, technology, retail and restaurant industries.

Jason was included in Northern California Super Lawyers in 2015 -2018.

Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

  • Board Member, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Hotel Council of San Francisco
  • Member, San Francisco Apartment Association
  • Board Member, Northern California Human Resources Association - East Bay Chapter
  • Member, Labor and Employment Section of The San Francisco Bar Association
  • Board Member & Legislative Co-chair, Employers' Advisory Council of the California Employment Development Department
  • Member, Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of California
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Employment Law Jury Instructions of the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of California

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