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Janet S. Soultanian Associate

15760 Ventura Boulevard, 18th Floor
Encino, CA 91436

Janet practices exclusively in the area of labor and employment law on behalf of management. She represents both public and private sector employers in litigating the entire spectrum of employment litigation matters, including single plaintiff, class actions and Private Attorney General Act representative actions, wage and hour matters, and government agency investigations. She also advises employers concerning all matters pertaining to employment issues including revisions to employee handbooks and policies, and providing advice and counsel on all personnel decisions.

Janet represents employers in matters such as:

  • Discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims in both single plaintiff, class and Private Attorney General Act representative actions;
  • Wage and hour matters;
  • Mediations, trials, and arbitration hearings; and
  • Compliance with state and federal employment and labor laws including daily personnel decisions and human resources matters.

Case Results

  • Obtained dismissal of entire action by Los Angeles Superior Court on demurrer to complaint of wrongful termination in violation of public policy and breach of contract claims;
  • Obtained dismissal of Labor Commissioner claim on claims of wages owed and waiting time penalties;
  • Obtained denial of class certification in Central District of California involving rest break claim with putative class members of over 5,000;

Admitted to Practice

  • California

Court Admissions

United States Court of Appeals

  • Ninth Circuit United States District Courts
  • Central District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • Eastern District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • B.A., Economics, Minor in Management and Sociology, University of California, Irvine
  • J.D., Whittier Law School
    • cum laude
    • CALI Awards for Excellence in Writing
    • Recipient, Dean’s Scholarship

Court of Appeal of California

  • Bruni v. The Edward Thomas Hospitality Company (2021) 2021 Cal. App. LEXIS 402* (affirming judgment on demurrer in favor of hotel because the Santa Monica City Ordinance granting recall rights to certain laid off employees in a specific geographic area of Santa Monica did not apply to plaintiff because he had not been employed at the hotel for six months or more at the time of his layoff)

Professional Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section