Lisa Guerin

J.D. · UC Berkeley School of Law

Lisa Guerin is the author or co-author of several Nolo books, including The Manager's Legal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws, The Essential Guide to Family & Medical Leave, Workplace Investigations, and Create Your Own Employee Handbook.  Guerin has practiced employment law in government, public interest, and private practice, where she has represented clients at all levels of state and federal courts and in agency proceedings. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law.


Articles By Lisa Guerin

Unpaid Wages in California: How Much Is Your Claim Worth?
Learn to calculate what you’re owed in unpaid wages and penalties in California.
What's Your Unpaid Wage Claim Worth in Georgia?
Learn how to calculate what you're owed in unpaid wages and penalties in Georgia
How to Appeal an Unemployment Denial in Maryland
If your Maryland claim for unemployment has been denied, you have the right to appeal.
What's Your Unpaid Wage Claim Worth in Illinois?
In Illinois, federal and state law determine how much you must be paid and when.
What's Your Unpaid Wage Claim Worth in Colorado?
Learn how to calculate what you're owed in unpaid wages and penalties in Colorado.
Can my employer give more leave to new mothers than to new fathers?
But once that time is over, don't employers have to offer the same amount of time to male and female employees?
First-Day Paperwork for New Employees: Understand What You're Signing
New employees may have to sign a number of documents before starting work.
Can a Potential Employer Check My Driving Records in California?
In California, potential employers can check your DMV records as part of a background check for a job.
California Reference Check Laws
If you’ve lost your job, you may be concerned about what your former employer will say to companies that ask for a reference.
Can I Be Fired While on Maternity Leave?
Can they fire me while I'm taking FMLA leave?