Caren Sencer is a shareholder with the law firm of Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld.
Caren has represented unions in all aspects of labor and employment law, as well as provided institutional advice to unions.
Ms. Sencer regularly practices before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in both representation and unfair labor practice proceedings. She has represented union clients in hundreds of matters before the NLRB. Ms. Sencer’s agency practice has also afforded her the opportunity to testify before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and in open hearings of the National Labor Relations Board on issues addressing election procedures.
Ms. Sencer has extensive litigation experience in a broad array of labor and employment areas, including cases in state and federal court concerning labor unions’ duty of fair representation, wage-and-hour matters, and issues arising from anti-discrimination laws. Beyond her trial court
practice, Ms. Sencer’s experience also includes appellate advocacy in both state and federal courts. Ms. Sencer’s wage-and-hour work, through which she represents individuals, classes, and plaintiffs in collective actions, has resulted in several published appellate decisions.
Ms. Sencer’s practice also extends to arbitrations, contract negotiations, and matters under both the Railway Labor Act and California laws governing public sector employees. Additionally, Ms. Sencer trains union officers, business representatives, and stewards on a wide range of labor
and employment law topics, including grievance processing, contract negotiations, expressive activity, state and federal wage-and-hour law, sexual harassment, discrimination, ADA, FMLA, and other forms of protected leave.
Ms. Sencer was selected as a member of the Super Lawyers’ Northern California Rising Stars list every year from 2013 through 2017. Thereafter, she has been regularly selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer.
Ms. Sencer received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and her law degree from the UC Berkeley School of Law. While at Berkeley, she served as the editor-in-chief of the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law.