Cara R. Sherman is Counsel at Ongaro PC and focuses her practice exclusively on representing employers in all matters of labor and employment law. Cara’s broad range of experience includes wage and hour claims; claims for civil penalties pursuant to the California Private Attorney Generals Act; claims of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination based on all protected categories recognized in California; as well as traditional labor issues related to union organizing campaigns and alleged Unfair Labor Practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board.
Cara’s litigation practice includes all phases of litigation including all matter of pre-trial motion practice, and she appears regularly before state and federal courts in California. Cara has also represented employers before state and federal agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board and the California Department of Industrial Relations.
Cara also has a strong counseling practice focused on assisting employers in drafting and implementing practical and compliant internal policies and handbooks.
Cara has represented clients in the trucking, temporary services, retail, aerospace, public utility, elder care and audio-visual services industries.
Cara’s specialized expertise includes:
- Arbitration agreements and their enforceability
- California Private Attorneys General Act cures
- Fair Credit Reporting Act compliance
- Piece-rate payment structures
- FAAAA and attendant preemption issues
Cara works directly with clients and prides herself in her approachable demeanor that focuses on the practical implications of each decision.
Prior to joining Ongaro PC, Cara worked at the largest employment law firm in the world as well as an international full-service law firm headquartered in San Francisco. When not practicing law, Cara enjoys travel, subtle games of “are you as smart as a fifth grader” with her stepson and working with local dog rescues.
Cara was selected to the list of Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2016 and 2017.