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Miranda Watkins

Associate, San Diego
San Diego
t: 858.597.9624
f: 858.597.9601

Overview

Miranda Watkins is an associate in the firm's San Diego office. Miranda is passionate about counseling businesses of all sizes on their day-to-day labor and employment issues, offering preventative advice and tools to protect employers.  She also litigates cases on variety of issues, including disability discrimination claims, leaves of absences, wage and hour claims, retaliation and wrongful termination. She represents employers in a range of industries in all areas of labor and employment law.  Before joining Fisher Phillips, Miranda worked as an associate attorney for a national law firm, focusing on employment and general civil litigation matters. 

During law school, Miranda served as a law clerk for an administrative law judge at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) where her work focused solely on federal employment discrimination matters. 

Prior to beginning her legal career, Miranda worked as a publicist for a Los Angeles based public relations firm where she worked on numerous red carpet, film, television, and home entertainment publicity campaigns.

Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Former Board of Directors, New Lawyer Division of the San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member, Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Member, Junior League San Diego
  • Guest Lecturer, Human Resource Management and the Law, San Diego State University College of Extended Studies
  • Articles Editor, San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law, University of San Diego School of Law

Insights

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • “Marijuana in the Workplace: Legal Concerns and Limits on What Employers Can Do,” BLR webinar
    3.1.18

  • “How to Win at the Gig “Game”: Tips for Successfully Sourcing, Onboarding, and Retaining Independent Workers, Los Angeles Harbor College, College-to-Career Gig Economy Industry Spotlight
    2.27.18

  • “FMLA Certification Mistakes You Never Want to Make,” BLR webinar
    2.23.18

  •  “Up in Smoke? What Marijuana Legalization Means for You,” Orange County American Society of Safety Professionals
    2.21.18

  • "Disabilities in the Workplace and Workers Compensation," Human Resource Management and the Law, San Diego State University College of Extended Studies
    2.20.18

  • FMLA/CFRA Master Class, BLR
    12.13.17

  • “Leave Policy Development & Management: How to Keep Consecutive, Concurrent Family and Medical, Caregiver, Parental, and Other Types of Leaves Straight,” BLR webinar
    11.29.17

  • “Your Toughest FMLA/CFRA Issues – Solved!” BLR webinar
    11.14.17

  • “Get a ‘CLUE’: How to Conduct Workplace Investigations For the ‘Win’,” California County Counsel Conference
    11.2.17

  • “The New Wild, Wild West: How Ban-the-Box, Salary History Bans, and the Equal Pay Act are Changing Pre-Employment Practices,” Kern County SHRM Annual Symposium
    10.10.17

  • "Are Disability Accommodations Making You Mental?", Kern County SHRM
    8.3.17

  • "HR Recordkeeping in California: What I's Need to be Dotted and Which T's Crossed to Stay Compliant," BLR webinar
    6.29.17

  • FMLA/CFRA Master Class, BLR
    6.6.17

  • "Workplace Investigations in California - Step-by-Step Guidance from Complaint to Closure," BLR webinar
    5.25.17

  • "Workplace Investigations: Step-by-Step Guide from Complaint to Closure," BLR webinar
    5.31.17

  • "Today's Biggest Wage and Hour Compliance Risks: How to Clear Up Misconceptions and Misapplication of Federal Regulations," BLR webinar 
    5.16.17

  • “CFRA Abuse: How to Identify and Halt Leave Abuse in California Without Legal Backlash,” BLR webinar
    2.28.17

  • “New EEOC National Origin Discrimination Enforcement Guidance: How to Avoid Legal Risks,” BLR webinar
    2.1.17

  • "California Workplace Investigations from Complaint to Closure: A Step-by-Step Guide for HR,” BLR webinar
    11.22.16

  • “Workplace Investigations from Complaint to Closure: A Step-by-Step Guide for HR,” BLR webinar
    11.18.16
  • “Social Media and the Workplace,” Human Resource Management and the Law, San Diego State University College of Extended Studies
    11.8.16
  • "Disabilities in the Workplace and Workers Compensation," Human Resource Management and the Law, San Diego State University College of Extended Studies
    8.16.16

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