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Genevieve Ng

Senior Labor Counsel

t: (415) 678-3830
f: (415) 678-3838
gng@publiclawgroup.com

Experience

A graduate of the University of Santa Clara Law School, Ms. Ng brings to the firm and its clients experience in labor law, labor relations and human resources.

She was the Director of Attorney Recruitment at a large law firm in Grand Rapids, Michigan and a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association Minority Clerkship Committee.

In the last several years, Ms. Ng has gained valuable experience working closely with public agency employers including cities, counties and school districts in the area of labor relations. She practices regularly before the Public Employment Relations Board, representing employers at informal settlement conferences and hearings, drafting responses to unfair practice charges, post-hearing briefs and appeal briefs before the PERB Board. Ms. Ng also represents employers in contract interpretation and disciplinary issues before private arbitrators. She has served as legal counsel during negotiations for successor collective bargaining agreements for school districts.

She also provides counseling to employers on personnel policies, discipline, discrimination and harassment complaints, leaves, hiring and terminations among other employment issues. Genevieve also conducts trainings for clients on AB 1825 Workplace Harassment Training for Supervisors. She has experience in conducting workplace investigations related to disciplinary matters and employee complaints of discrimination and harassment.

Related Experience

Ms. Ng also served as an extern with the National Labor Relations Board, Region 20, where she investigated unfair labor practices and oversaw secret ballot elections. In her previous work as a summer clerk with two different law firms in Grand Rapids, she worked on behalf of employers in labor and employment issues including arbitration and NLRB matters, finding time to also perform pro bono work.

Selected Publications

  • “Weathering the Gathering Storm Over Post-Retirement Health Care Benefits” CPER Journal No. 184 (June 2007) (co-author with Jeff Sloan and Merlyn Goeschl);
  • “How Those Jerks at Work Create Liability Problems for Employers” Cal Labor & Employment Law Review Vol. 22, No. 3 (May 2008) (co-author with Emily Prescott);
  • “Religion in the Workplace: A Public Employer’s Guide to Reasonably Accommodating Employees’ Religious Practices, 2008 Bender’s Calif. Lab. & Emp. Bull. 213, 224 (June 2008) (co-author with Charles Sakai and Erich Shiners);
  • “We’re Bankrupt … Now What?” CPER Journal No. 199 (May 2010) (co-author with Charles Sakai).

Practice Areas

Employment Law & Litigation
Consulting
Labor Relations & Labor Law
Training

Education

Santa Clara University, JD

University of San Francisco, BA, cum laude

Bar Admissions

California

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth District

United States District Court for the Northern District of California