Ameet K. Nagra is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Sacramento office. Ms. Nagra provides a wide array of services to the firm's school district clients, with a focus on general counsel and labor and employment matters. She handles certificated and classified employee discipline and advises clients regarding compliance with state and federal employment law. She has an in-depth knowledge of certificated and classified employee leaves. Ms. Nagra also advises clients on the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, conflict of interest issues, and the development of governing board policies.
Prior to joining Lozano Smith, Ms. Nagra practiced private labor and employment law at a Fresno law firm. During law school, she served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Jennifer R.S. Detjen of the California Court of Appeal, Fifth District.
Ms. Nagra received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she graduated magna cum laude
. During law school she earned several Witkin awards for academic excellence. In addition, Ms. Nagra’s article, “A Higher Protection for Scholars Faced with Defamation Suits” was cited by Judge M. James Lorenz of the United States District Court in Critical Care Diagnostics, Inc. v. American Association for Clinical Chemistry
and continues to be cited by attorneys and professors across the United States. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.
Effective January 1, 2018, the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) will require safety-sensitive transportation employees, such as county, city, and school district bus drivers, to be tested for prescription opioids in an effort to tackle opioid abuse. The DOT's final rule, which was published on November 13, 2017, amends the Code of Federal Regulations.
Under the new rule, the DOT will require safety-sensitive transportation employees to be tested for th...