Jannah V. Manansala


Telephone: (510) 337-1001

University of California at Davis, 2006, J.D.
Amherst College, 2003, B.A.

Jannah Manansala graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College in 2003.  In 2006, she graduated from UC Davis School of Law with distinction as a member of the Order of the Barristers for excellence in courtroom advocacy.  After law school, she joined Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld where she is now a shareholder.  She currently is a member of the Board of Directors for the AFL-CIO’s Union Lawyers Alliance.

Jannah represents workers, unions, and employee benefit plans in state and federal courts, labor arbitrations, and administrative hearings.  She also regularly provides counsel to union staff and in-house legal staff on various issues including, in part, personnel matters, potential and ongoing litigation, and unfair labor practices.

Jannah’s litigation experience spans a broad range.  She has litigated wage and hour class actions and cases involving employment harassment and discrimination, first amendment rights, torts, ERISA and withdrawal liability, bankruptcy, and various other aspects of labor and employment law.  Jannah’s experience also covers class action claims based on violations of local living wage ordinances and the Displaced Janitors Opportunity Act.

In addition to litigation, Jannah regularly provides trainings to workers, union staff, and community groups regarding antidiscrimination laws, California and federal leave laws and employee disability rights, wage and hour law, civil disobedience, unfair labor practices, and immigration law.  She currently serves as EEO officer of the firm, regularly conducts employment investigations, and currently advises clients, allies, and legislative consultants regarding labor and employment legislation.  Jannah previously worked within a small work group led by the Director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing regarding the feasibility of local enforcement of antidiscrimination law in California.

Jannah has also presented on California’s sick pay statute on behalf of the California State Bar, and on various other labor and employment law topics for audiences at the UC Berkeley School of Law, the UC Berkeley Labor Center, and the California Employment Lawyers Association.  She previously contributed public sector case notes to the California Labor and Employment Law Review.

In addition to practicing law, Jannah currently serves as faculty for the Berkeley School of Law and teaches a seminar covering labor and employment law topics.  She also often engages in professional photography.

Practice Areas:
Labor Arbitrations and Collective Bargaining Negotiations
Class Actions and Wage and Hour Litigation
Employment Discrimination
Real Estate
Draft and Defend Legislation and Regulations
Public Sector Labor Relations
Interactive Training for Advocates
Workplace Immigration Developments