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Ms. King

Rebecca King

Associate, Fisher Phillips

Rebecca S. King is an associate attorney with labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips in Irvine, Calif. She focuses on practical solutions with an eye on cost effective resolution of employment-related issues, and she counsels and defends clients in all areas of labor and employment law to help businesses try to prevent or resolve potential issues before they result in litigation.

Ms. King has successfully extracted clients from lawsuits early, saving significant costs, by negotiating dismissals with prejudice in exchange for costs waiver and winning demurrers without leave to amend. She also advises clients on hiring, firing, disciplinary matters and compliance with labor law. Ms. King has significant experience with wage and hour class and PAGA lawsuits as well as single-plaintiff litigation, and she resolves matters at all stages from pre-claim negotiations through successfully obtaining a defense verdict at trial.

Ms. King received her J.D., Order of the Coif, from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in 2015 and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Biola University in 2004. Prior to obtaining her J.D., she represented juvenile clients in juvenile delinquency court as a certified law student. She competed in mock trial competitions as a member of the Byrne Trial Advocacy program and was awarded the ABOTA graduate award for excellence in the preparation and trial practice of the law, and she serves as a guest judge for the Loyola Law School Byrne Trial Advocacy team.

Between college and law school she worked for the Financial Planning Association in Denver during which she managed multiple employees, so she understands first-hand challenges that managers face.

Please visit http://www.fisherphillips.com/attorneys-rebecca-king for more information.

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccasking/

Ms. King can be contacted at +1 949-798-2183 or rking@fisherphillips.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.