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Ms. King

Rebecca King

Associate, Fisher Phillips

Rebecca S. King is an associate attorney with labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips in Irvine, Calif. She focuses on practical solutions with an eye on cost effective resolution of employment-related issues, and she counsels and defends clients in all areas of labor and employment law to help businesses try to prevent or resolve potential issues before they result in litigation.

Ms. King has successfully extracted clients from lawsuits early, saving significant costs, by negotiating dismissals with prejudice in exchange for costs waiver and winning demurrers without leave to amend. She also advises clients on hiring, firing, disciplinary matters and compliance with labor law. Ms. King has significant experience with wage and hour class and PAGA lawsuits as well as single-plaintiff litigation, and she resolves matters at all stages from pre-claim negotiations through successfully obtaining a defense verdict at trial.

Ms. King received her J.D., Order of the Coif, from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in 2015 and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Biola University in 2004. Prior to obtaining her J.D., she represented juvenile clients in juvenile delinquency court as a certified law student. She competed in mock trial competitions as a member of the Byrne Trial Advocacy program and was awarded the ABOTA graduate award for excellence in the preparation and trial practice of the law, and she serves as a guest judge for the Loyola Law School Byrne Trial Advocacy team.

Between college and law school she worked for the Financial Planning Association in Denver during which she managed multiple employees, so she understands first-hand challenges that managers face.

Please visit http://www.fisherphillips.com/attorneys-rebecca-king for more information.

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Ms. King can be contacted at +1 949-798-2183 or rking@fisherphillips.com

Coming up in May 2020...

Eco-Friendly Practices: Creative Innovation

Being eco-friendly is no longer a fad. It is an urgent planetary need and hotels are actively doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint by implementing sustainable, green practices. In addition to the goodwill derived from doing the right thing, hotels are also realizing the benefits to their business. A large percentage of Millennials expect hotels to be eco-friendly and will only patronize those properties that are proudly conforming. Consequently, more hotels are realizing that sustainability is a key element in a successful branding strategy. In addition, going green can lead to a more profitable bottom line, as savings on electricity, water and cleaning materials can add up. Also, there are other advantages that come with being an eco-friendly business, such as government subsidies and tax and loan incentives. As a result, many hotels are finding innovative ways to integrate eco-friendly practices into their business. Geo-thermal energy systems, along with energy-from-waste systems, are being used to heat and cool the property. Passive solar panels, green roofs, natural lighting and natural ventilation strategies also assist in energy conservation. Low-flow water systems and plumbing fixtures make a contribution, as does eco-friendly hardwood flooring, and energy efficient televisions and appliances throughout the property. In addition, some hotels have implemented in-room recycling programs, and only provide all-natural, personal care items. One hotel has actually constructed a bee-keeping operation on their grounds. Not only is this good for the bees but the hotel also produces products from the operation which they sell. This kind of creative innovation also holds enormous appeal to guests. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to integrate sustainable practices into their operations and how they are benefiting from them.