Wrongful Termination





Leaves of Absence

Disability Accommodations

Religious Accommodations

Wage Disputes

Hour Disputes

Privacy Rights

Severance Negotiations

Compensation Plans

Commission Plans

Class Actions

Collective Actions

Equal Opportunity


Employment Issues

Affordable Care Act


Anti-Kickback Compliance

Peer Review

Employment Litigation

Equal Opportunity

CA Fair Employment

CA Fair Housing

Div. of Labor Standards



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Carla Hartley represents employers in jury trials, appeals, arbitrations and before agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.


In addition to litigation, Carla provides human resources advice and a full range of services to assist her clients in remaining compliant with the complicated web of laws applicable to California employers.


Her areas of expertise include wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowers, leaves of absence, disability and religious accommodation, wage and hour, trade secrets, privacy rights, reductions in force, severance negotiations, compensation and commission plans, and class and collective actions.


In addition to healthcare-related employment issues, Carla's expertise includes the Affordable Care Act, Stark and Anti-Kickback compliance, and peer review.



  • J.D. Santa Clara University School of Law; Honors Moot Court Board

  • B.A. University of California at Berkeley


Affiliations and Memberships

  • AV rated

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Labor & Employment Section

  • American Health Lawyer Association

  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys

  • Northern California Human Resources Association (Legal Update Provider)

  • Marin Human Resources Forum (Legal Update Provider)

  • Frequent speaker to business, human resources, and other organizations

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