top of page

Are you in need of a competent employment law expert?


Schedule a free consultation today.

Thanks for submitting!


Glennis Siverson   |   Employment Law Expert 

Throughout her career, Glennis Siverson has brought companies expert leadership and strategic guidance covering countless complex regulations and practices. She has held HR management and executive positions for nearly thirty years. As a trusted HR Consultant, she has guided firms of all sizes –for-profit and nonprofit, public and private – since 2015. She has devoted half of her career to the entertainment industry, including Sony Pictures, where she partnered with Master Coach and Author Barry Deutsch in launching a company-wide IMPACT Hiring Program and at MarVista Entertainment, where she was the Head of HR.  At Paramount Pictures, she created and launched the studio’s first Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. Ms. Siverson was an integral part of the start-up and IPO for United Online, Inc., an internet services provider that introduced free, ad-supported consumer internet access. Recently she led the recruitment function at start-up agency Canvas Worldwide, and she headed the HR function at MarVista Entertainment. States in which she has worked include California, New Mexico, Florida and Arizona, with most of her tenure being in California.

The Laws Are Complicated

There are more than 180 federal laws that govern employee-employer activities. These laws regulate wages, hours, hiring practices, discrimination, harassment, benefits, time off, job applicant and worker testing, privacy and much, much more. A sampling of these include the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). 


In addition to these federal laws, each state has many of its own regulations. California has the most pro-worker employment laws in the nation.  Workers are entitled to countless rights and protections under California state, regional and local laws. For example, state minimum wage in California is $14 per hour vs. $7.25 per hour set by federal law. 


Substantial penalties and damages can be recovered if employers violate worker rights. Workers cannot be forced to waive their rights for protections under State labor laws.  Additionally, a recent amendment to the California labor code says that an employment contractual agreement cannot require a California worker to waive rights or abide by the labor laws of a different state.

Practice Areas

Wrongful Termination

Age Discrimination

Disability Discrimination

Pregnancy Discrimination

Race Discrimination

Sex/Gender Discrimination

Sexual Orientation Discrimination

LGBTQ Discrimination

Religious Discrimination

National Origin Discrimination

Harassment and Sexual Harassment

Hostile Work Environment

Unpaid Overtime

Wage and Hour Violations


Leaves of Absence

Implied & Oral Contracts

Rest and Meal Breaks

Independent Contractors

Employee Misclassification


Tip Pooling

Employment Contracts

bottom of page