Attorneys

Wendy L. Tucker
Partner

Professional Summary

Wendy L. Tucker counsels charter schools, public agencies, private companies, Native American tribes and health care entities by providing practical, effective advice to assist in complying with all aspects of state and federal employment law, while at the same time reducing the risk of potential lawsuits. Wendy’s practice focuses on hiring, background checks, training, employee handbooks and policies, leaves, harassment, discrimination, investigations and terminations. She has extensive experience in defending all types of employment actions, including wage and hour class actions and claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. Wendy is admitted to practice before all federal courts in the State of California.

Recognitions

  • "Top Lawyers,” San Diego Magazine, 2013 - 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rating
  • Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers, 2012-2015
  • Top Rated Lawyers In Healthcare 2013

Community

  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • The State Bar of California

Education

  • JD, University of San Diego School of Law, 1994
  • BA (Political Science and French), The University of Montana, 1988

News Coverage

  • “California Court Holds that Employer May be Liable for Acts of Drunken Employee after Attending Company Party,” August 21, 2013.

Seminars

  • Moderator. "Effective Management, Motivation and Discipline." Sixth Annual Native American Human Resources Conference, January 28, 2016.
  • Co-presenter. "Employees Gone Wild: Reasons You Need a Great Social Media Policy TODAY," Procopio’s Annual Labor & Employment Seminar 2015, San Diego, CA, November 4, 2015.
  • Co-presenter. "HR Best Practices for Charter Schools." California Charter Schools Association, Del Mar, CA, November 4, 2015.
  • Panelist. "Employment Law and Charters: Healthy Human Resources," National Charter Schools Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 23, 2015.
  • Co-presenter. “Best Employment Policies and Practices: The First Line of Defense,” The 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 19, 2015.
  • Co-presenter. “Volunteers, Independent Contractors and Employees: What's the Difference?” The 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 18, 2015.
  • “Medical Marijuana, Madness and Medical Issues in the Workplace,” The 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 18, 2015.
  • “Effective Communication and Performance Feedback,” The 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 17, 2015.
  • Co-presenter. “Sex, Lies and Facebook: Employer Concerns With Social Media,” The 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 17, 2015.
  • “Managing Medical Marijuana, Madness and Other Medical Issues in the Workplace,” Procopio Labor and Employment Seminar, La Jolla, CA, November 17, 2014.
  • Co-presenter. “SD Health Law Roundtable: To Report or Not Report - Ending Relationships with the Employed or Contract Providers,” ACC-SD, San Diego, CA, September 30, 2014.
  • Co-guest. "What Businesses Should Do To Be Compliance With The Affordable Care Act," Real Radio Now, AM 1700 ESPN Radio, September 8, 2014.
  • Panelist. "Raising and Mentoring Our Youth: The Challenges of Race and Justice," Lawyers Club San Diego, July 23, 2014.
  • “The Legal & Business Pitfalls of a PEO,” San Diego Association of Health Underwriters, San Diego, CA, March 20, 2014.
  • “In The Wake of Sandy Hook: How to Handle Threats from Students,” 21st Annual Charter School Conference, San Jose, CA, March 4-6, 2014.
  • “Sex, Lies and Social Media,” 21st Annual Charter School Conference, San Jose, CA, March 4-6, 2014.
  • “Best Employment Practices and Policies: The First Line of Defense,” 21st Annual Charter School Conference, San Jose, CA, March 4-6, 2014.
  • “Managing Medical Issues and Disabilities in the Workplace,” 21st Annual Charter School Conference, San Jose, CA, March 4-6, 2014.
  • “Wage and Hour Issues: Charter Schools Cannot Follow District Policies!” 21st Annual Charter School Conference, San Jose, CA, March 4-6, 2014.
  • “Management Training: Effective Communication and Performance Feedback,” 21st Annual Charter School Conference, San Jose, CA, March 4-6, 2014.
  • “Navigating Medical Issues in the Workplace,” Procopio Labor and Employment Seminar, La Jolla, CA, October 29, 2013.
  • “Best Employment Practices and Policies: The First Line of Defense,” 20th Annual Charter Schools Conference, San Diego, CA, March 11-14, 2013.
  • “Sex, Lies & Social Media: Navigating the Cyber Highway,” 20th Annual Charter Schools Conference, San Diego, CA, March 11-14, 2013.
  • “Unions and Charter Schools: Navigating the Minefield,” 20th Annual Charter Schools Conference, San Diego, CA, March 11-14, 2013.
  • “Wage & Hour Issues: Charter Schools Cannot Follow District Policies,” 20th Annual Charter Schools Conference, San Diego, CA, March 11-14, 2013.

Publications