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About A. Melissa Johnson

A. Melissa Johnson

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A. Melissa Johnson is a partner and litigator at Spencer Johnson McCammon LLP. She represents and advises clients in a range of employment law matters including executive compensation, unpaid overtime and other wage and hour claims, employment contract disputes, work-related gender, race, age, color and national origin discrimination, sexual harassment, disability discrimination and failure to accommodate, State Personnel Board proceedings, Skelly hearings, federal employee MSPB and EEO hearings, and unemployment insurance appeals.

Prior to joining Spencer Johnson McCammon LLP, Ms. Johnson was a partner at a general business firm where she handled a variety of business-related matters, employment litigation, and wage and hour litigation.

Ms. Johnson lectures on employment law topics including wage and hour laws; disability discrimination; ADA compliance in hiring, accommodation, and termination; leaves of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA); and unemployment benefit appeals. Ms. Johnson has been a presenter at the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) Annual Conference, local chambers of commerce and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Ms. Johnson is a supervising attorney at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Self-Help Clinic, and the University of San Diego Legal Aid Society/Workers’ Rights Clinic. She frequently serves an attorney judge for local and national law school, college and high school moot court competitions.

Ms. Johnson received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. She received her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. Ms. Johnson is admitted to practice before all of the courts in the State of California as well the federal district court, Southern District. Ms. Johnson is a member of the State Bar of California as well as its Labor and Employment Section and its Litigation Section. She is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and its sections on Labor and Employment Law and Civil Litigation. Ms. Johnson currently serves on the executive committee of the Labor and Employment section of the San Diego County Bar Association. Ms. Johnson is a member of the California Employment Lawyer’s Association (CELA) and the National Employment Lawyer’s Association (NELA).


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Pay Discrimination

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"This Bill of Rights is intended to be more than an extension of our current workplace protections for domestic workers. We see it as a statement of our collective values as Americans, a statement on how we respect all working people, regardless of whether they work in an office or in a home."

–Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Sen. Kamala Harris and NDWA President Ai-jen Poo on a new proposed National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

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