Jannah V. Manansala


Telephone: (510) 337-1001

University of California at Davis, 2006, J.D.
Amherst College, 2003, B.A.

Jannah Manansala joined Weinberg, Roger and Rosenfeld after graduating from UC Davis School of Law in 2006.  Jannah has represented workers, unions, and employee benefit plans in state and federal courts, labor arbitrations, and administrative hearings.

Jannah has a broad range of litigation experience.  She has litigated wage and hour class actions, employment discrimination cases, tort matters, and various other labor law matters.  In the area of wage and hour class actions, Jannah participated substantially in the litigation of Cicairos v. Summit Logistics, Inc., in which the court of appeal held that employers have an affirmative duty to ensure that employees receive meal periods and Bluford v. Safeway Stores, Inc., in which the court of appeal held that a piece-rate compensation formula that does not compensate separately for rest periods does not comply with California minimum wage law.  Jannah has also pursued class action claims based on violations of living wage ordinances and the Displaced Janitors Opportunity Act.

In addition to litigation, Jannah regularly provides trainings to workers, union staff, and community groups regarding harassment and discrimination law, California and federal leave laws and employee disability rights, wage and hour law, civil disobedience, unfair labor practices, other federal labor law topics, and immigration law.  She serves as the EEO officer of her law firm, regularly conducts employment investigations, and currently advises clients and legislative consultants regarding laws that impact workers.  She has also presented a webinar on California‚Äôs sick pay statute on behalf of the State Bar and contributes public sector case notes to the California Labor and Employment Law Review.

In addition to practicing law, Jannah sometimes teaches Labor Policy and Law for the Political Science Department at California State University East Bay.

Practice Areas:
Labor Arbitrations and Collective Bargaining Negotiations
Class Actions and Wage and Hour Litigation
Employment Discrimination
Real Estate
Draft and Defend Legislation and Regulations
Public Sector Labor Relations
Interactive Training for Advocates
Workplace Immigration Developments