Iris Kristoff represents and works with clients in a variety of labor and employment advice and counsel matters. Her practice focuses on advising employers on various employment-related issues and claims, ranging from best practices and compliance in connection with wage and hour issues and leaves of absences, risk reduction strategies for employee terminations, and designing and updating employer handbooks and policies, to transactional matters, including employee separation agreements, negotiations, and remote work policies and agreements.

Ms. Kristoff also handles employment-related disputes in state and federal courts, as well as before various governmental agencies including the California Labor Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, as well as in arbitration proceedings.

Ms. Kristoff attended Emory University in Atlanta where she received her Juris Doctorate and Master’s in Public Health, with a concentration in Policy and Management. During law school, she served as a law clerk for Administrative Law Judge Lana Layton in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Hearings Unit. Throughout law school and post-grad, Iris worked as a policy and research analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and her work was selected for publication in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Iris draws on her policy background to assist California and multi-state employers with employee handbooks and other employment-related policies and practices, including advising on methods to reduce labor costs and to maximize compliance.

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J.D., Emory University School of Law
M.P.H., Emory University
B.A., Santa Clara University


  • 2016, California
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