Derek K. Ulmer is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Sacramento office. Mr. Ulmer specializes in labor and employment matters, including workplace investigations, employee discipline and termination, and handling DFEH/EEOC charges. He also represents clients with issues related to facilities and business and has experience with construction, particularly in scope of work and defect issues.
Prior to joining Lozano Smith, Mr. Ulmer specialized in employment law with a focus on litigation. Mr. Ulmer regularly guided clients through the complaint process regarding claims for discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, and whistleblower claims. He is experienced in the areas of discovery and depositions, has drafted and argued numerous motions for summary judgment in both state and federal courts, and has managed cases through jury trial.
Mr. Ulmer earned his Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from California State University, Sacramento. While in law school, Mr. Ulmer was an Executive Board Member for the Public Legal Services Society. He also received the Witkin Award of Academic Excellence in Professional Responsibility.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Governor has issued a series of executive orders, each addressing impacts of the pandemic. While striving to make sense of and comply with these orders and the countless local, state, and national public health orders and recommendations, it is easy for public agencies to lose sight of looming deadlines, especially when so many administrative timelines have been suspended or extended.
Despite the pandemic-and maybe even as...
March 2020Number 12BackgroundWith growing concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, public agency employers are taking proactive steps to limit exposure and further transmission. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been providing regular updates and recommendations for employers, which should be closely monitored and followed.The following is some general guidance from a labor and employment ...