It happened pretty quickly: Rona Layton discovered a passion for business and the law. She also tapped into the tremendous satisfaction that comes from working with people who love their jobs. (In a nutshell, that describes both business owners and human resources professionals.)
For more than 25 years, Ms. Layton has been practicing employment law representing management interests. A graduate of the Santa Clara University School of Law, she specializes in serving small- to medium-sized businesses and nonprofit corporations. For more than a quarter century, she has been dealing with the issues that affect employers, ranging from employee relations to personnel policies, wage-and-hour matters to harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination.
Ms. Layton represents clients before the State and Federal Courts, the State Labor Commissioner, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Workers Compensation Appeals Board, and the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.
She frequently presents employment seminars before various organizations around the Bay Area. She also presents in-house employment law training on topics such as sexual harassment, violence in the workplace, and disciplining employees. Ms Layton is legal counsel to the Better Business Bureau of Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. She actively participates with the Employment Law Section and the Law Related Education Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association. Ms Layton also teaches Employment Law as an adjunct professor in the Human Resources Master's Program at Golden Gate University.
Among Ms. Layton’s pro bono activities is the law-intensive act of fostering kittens to be put up for adoption. In her spare time, she enjoys dark chocolate and Giants games (indulging them separately as well as together).