Laura Izon represents and guides a broad constituency of public and private sector clients with their labor and employment needs. Ms. Izon has worked in public sector law for over two decades and is widely recognized in the state for her outstanding work, particularly in the field of collective bargaining. Ms. Izon has unique abilities and a proven track record to improve fractured relationships between Labor and Management and close difficult contracts. In addition to collective bargaining, Ms. Izon has a robust advice and counsel practice advising her clients on employee discipline, leaves of absence, wage and hour issues, and employee handbooks and personnel policies. Ms. Izon is a trusted advisor who truly partners with her clients to understand their business, challenges, and needs.
Ms. Izon has served as counsel for a number of high-profile clients, including the State of California, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) under Governors Brown, Schwarzenegger, and Newsom; the County of Los Angeles; the Sacramento Kings; and the Sacramento Republic.
Honors & Recognitions
- For the last nine consecutive years, Ms. Izon has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer. In 2009, she was selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star.
- In 2017 and 2018, Ms. Izon was selected as a Best of the Bar honoree by the Sacramento Business Journal.
- In 2007, Ms. Izon was named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the United States by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN).
News & Publications
- Super Lawyers, 07.05.2022
Events & Speaking Engagements
Ms. Izon has given presentations to a number of industry and professional groups, some of her recent presentations include:
"Even Probationary Employees Have Rights: Understanding And Avoiding Risks When Dealing With Probationary Employees" (November 2022)
"Finding The Effective Response To Grievances: A Step-By-Step Guide For Each Phase Of The Process" (November 2022)
"Transformation Is Possible: How To Mend A Fractured Labor Organization Relationship" (November 2022)
"A Spectrum of Change: Regulations, Leaves, and Vaccines... Oh My!" - CALPELRA Annual Conference (November 2021)
"Navigating the “New Normal” of the Pandemic Season"; California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CalPELRA) (November 2020).
Alerts & Articles
- California Legislature Passes Senate Bill 16; Expanding Peace Officer Records Accessible to the Public09.23.2021
- California Legislature Passes Senate Bill 2; Increasing Peace Officer and Public Entity Civil Liability & Creating a Decertification Process09.23.2021
- California Public Employers May Face a State Vaccination Mandate Should OSHA Issue Regulations Based on President Biden’s Vaccine Initiative09.23.2021
- Legal and Practical Considerations for Mandating That Public Employees Obtain a COVID-19 Vaccination12.17.2020
- Cal/OSHA Adopts Expansive and Burdensome Regulations to Mitigate COVID-19 Exposure and Outbreaks in the Workplace12.02.2020
- California Mandates COVID-19 Exposure Notification Requirements for Public Employers Starting January 1, 202109.29.2020
- California Enacts Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law for Large Employers, Emergency Responders, and Health Care Providers09.17.2020
Community & Professional
- Sacramento County Bar Association, Member
- Labor and Employment Law Section; former Chair