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Rutan & Tucker, LLP has elevated Maria Stearns to partner. She is a member of the firm’s Employment and Labor Law Department where she represents employers in litigation and transactional matters. She has extensive wage and hour class action experience, and has defended a wide variety of claims, among them allegations of meal/rest period violations, employee misclassification (exempt/non-exempt), improper bonus/commission plans, and unpaid business expenses. Stearns also defends employers in discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination litigation and administrative matters. In addition to her litigation practice, Stearns counsels employers in all aspects of the employer/employee relationship. She has been named to Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, 2010-2012. Stearns received her law degree from Harvard Law School.
January 14, 2013