Kritika Thukral is an Associate at the firm and a member of the Labor and Employment team. She represents employers in various types of employment litigation, including wage and hour class actions; Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) actions; and discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, and harassment lawsuits. Kritika has experience defending employers in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations and administrative hearings.
Kritika also advises employers and human resource professionals on a broad range of labor and employment matters, including employer policies and procedures, leave laws, exempt employee misclassification, and laws related to independent contractor misclassification. She also has experience in drafting, revising, and updating employee handbooks.
Kritika’s practice also includes negotiating collective bargaining agreements with unions, defending businesses against grievances, and helping companies prepare for potential strikes.
Kritika obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her law degree from University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall). While in law school, Ms. Thukral served as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy, and as Articles Editor of the Business Law Journal. She was a Certified Law Student with the Civil Rights Clinic at King Hall and co-authored a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals brief in this role. Kritika also served as Board Member of King Hall’s Employment Association and Student Member of the Milton L. Schwartz/David F. Levi American Inn of Court.