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Professional Background

Jing Tong, defends employers in claims under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Family Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, California Wage and Hour Laws, Private Attorney’s General Act, and Fair Labor Standards Act. She is involved in all stages of litigation including initial motions to strike and demurrer to the complaint, written discovery, depositions, motions for summary judgment, mediation, jury and court trials, and appeals. Jing defends employers in state and federal court and in proceedings before the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement. Jing also advises employers on best practices to limit liability and exposure. She has drafted numerous arbitration and separation agreements, and reviewed employee handbooks and disciplinary procedures. Jing has represented clients in the restaurant, transportation, entertainment, and manufacturing industries. Recently, Jing prevailed on a motion for summary judgment, arguing that an employee’s state law claim for privacy was federally preempted under Section 301(a) of the Labor Management Relations Act through a Collective Bargaining Agreement. Jing has also prevailed on several procedural motions in federal and state court, which has prompted early resolution. She settled for nuisance value, a pregnancy discrimination case for after taking the employee’s deposition, and a disability discrimination case soon after filing a motion for summary judgment.

Areas of Practice
- Wage and hour class action litigation
- Labor and Employment Litigation
- FEHA litigation

Bar Admissions: California

Education
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
- J.D. 2012

University of California Irvine
- B.A. 2009

Jing graduated from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in the top 30% of her class. During law school, Jing was a member of the 2012 Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Team, where she competed in the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court in Hong Kong. She also externed for the Honorable Richard L. Fruin in the Los Angeles Superior Court. Jing received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of California, Irvine, and graduated with distinction.

Fluent in English & Mandarin Chinese