Akasha C. Perez


Silicon Valley

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Akasha Perez is an employment law attorney in Orrick's Silicon Valley office.

Akasha defends companies in class action, multi-plaintiff and single plaintiff lawsuits under California and federal law on a variety of issues, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination claims and wage-and-hour matters. Akasha also advises and counsels employers on a variety of employment issues. Prior to joining Orrick, Akasha served as an extern for the Hon. Judge Gonzalez-Rogers and the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division.


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Expanded Protections for Working Mothers in San Francisco


Effective January 1, 2018, San Francisco will expand available protections for nursing mothers working within city limits. California law currently requires employers to provide lactating employees with a reasonable amount of break time and to make reasonable efforts to provide the employee with a room, other than a bathroom, in close proximity to the employee’s work area to express milk.  Similarly, federal law requires employers to provide a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for one year after the child’s birth in a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from co-workers and the public.  Signed into law by San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee on June 30, 2017, the “Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance” will expand these requirements for San Francisco employers in the following ways.