Jasmin B. Bhandari is an associate with Scali Rasmussen's Employment and Litigation practice groups. Ms. Bhandari maintains a regulatory and litigation practice primarily focused on labor and employment law. She provides advice and counsel to clients on compliance with state and federal employment laws, including termination and on-boarding issues. Ms. Bhandari has significant experience drafting and revising handbooks, pay plans, break and leave policies, employee surveys and confidentiality agreements. She also represents employers in a broad range of disputes, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour, and trade secret matters. Her experience further includes defending commercial moving and rental companies in wage and hour class actions against meal and rest break, overtime, and timely payment of wage claims. Ms. Bhandari is keenly focused on using early resolution and mediation to achieve favorable settlements for her clients. Additionally, she provides sexual harassment and workplace bullying prevention training for firm clients.
Prior to joining Scali Rasmussen, Ms. Bhandari facilitated all stages of pre-trial litigation in employment discrimination and harassment cases, including drafting key motions as a Fellow at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. During law school, she clerked at various Southern California and national law firms. Ms. Bhandari has worked on cases in both state and federal court in the areas of consumer protection, premises liability, contract disputes, employment discrimination, and intellectual property.
Ms. Bhandari earned her Juris Doctor degree at the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law, where she counseled start-up companies at the Small Business Clinic and was a member of the Southern California Law Review. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, with her Bachelor's degree in Political Science. Ms. Bhandari is fluent in Hindi and speaks conversational Spanish.
- Juris Doctor, University of Southern California Law School, 2014
- B.S. (Magna Cum Laude), Political Science, The George Washington University, 2009
- State Bar of California, 2014
- South Asian Bar Association - Southern California chapter
- Women's Law Association of Los Angeles