April S. Glatt

April S. Glatt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in San Mateo, CA

Chauvel & Glatt
 | 66 Bovet Rd, Suite 280
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 650-573-9500
Fax: 650-573-9689
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (40%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    April is a partner at Chauvel & Glatt.  She practices civil litigation specializing in Employment law (representing employers only) from counseling clients on California Labor Compliance and best practices through litigation, which is the majority of her practice.  She also incorporates General Business Litigation, and Commercial Real Estate transactions into her practice to be full service to her business clients. She is a strategic thinker and advocate who is focused on providing exceptional customer service while solving and preventing legal problems. She is a strong advocate for, and supporter of, women in law and business and loves to serve her community.  April is also licensed to practice law in Illinois and is a former Assistant State's Attorney in Illinois and worked as a Staff Attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit in Illinois. She also worked for the San Diego District Attorney's Office.

    About April Glatt

    Admitted: 1996, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.chauvellaw.com


    • Thank you!, Selectee for 2021 Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2021
    • Honored to be selected., Selected for 2021 Super Lawyers Northern California Top Women's Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2021
    • Honored to be selected again!, Selected for 2020 Super Lawyers Northern California Top Women's Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2020
    • I am honored to be a 2020 Selectee!, Selectee for 2020 Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2020
    • Honored to be a Selectee for the 2019 Super Lawyers for Northern California., Selectee for 2019 Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2019
    • As a huge advocate for women in law, I am honored to be selected for this Honor., Selected for 2019 Super Lawyers Northern California Top Women's Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • January 2021: Presenter. Employment Law Updates for the San Mateo County Bar Association, 2021
    • Chair, Labor & Employment Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association, 2021
    • Chair, Labor & Employment Section, San Mateo Bar Association, 2020
    • January 2020: Presenter, California Labor & Employment 2020 Legal Updates, San Mateo County Bar Association, 2020
    • Chair, Labor & Employment Law Section, San Mateo County Bar Association, 2019
    • February 2019: Legal Updates for California Employers, 2019
    • January 2019: Presenter. Employment Law Updates for the San Mateo County Bar Association, 2019
    • 2018 - Present:  Mentor: UCLA Alumni Association:  Mentor undergraduates attending UCLA in facing challenges in the workplace, determining their career path and advising and assisting the student.

      , 2018
    • October 2018:  Presenter to the SMCBA Employment Law Section:  Wage & Hour Discovery: Common Privacy Objections., 2018
    • March 2017: Presenter to YMSL (Young Men's Service League), Crystal Springs Chapter, San Mateo County, CA on the Importance of Estate Planning for Yung Families, 2017
    • 2015 - present:  Presenter for Scwhab and Boston Private Bank on the Importance of Having an Estate Plan, 2015
    • 2014 - present: Peninsula Estate Planning Council; Member. , 2014
    • 2013 - present: Co-creator/member of Burlingame Exceptional Women in Business Collaborative Group, 2013
    • 2011 - present: SMCBA Labor & Employment Law section, 2011
    • 2011 - present: Member San Mateo County Bar Association Trusts & Estates Section, 2011

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Offer free webinars to employers through local chamber of commerce's and other community groups to educate them on running their businesses CA compliant., 2021
    • Volunteer for San Mateo County's High School Mock Trial Competition as Scorer, 2021
    • Continue doing free webinars for my community on employment topics, especially Covid related and how to operate CA compliant in a pandemic; webinars to the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce, as well as the clients of banks and insurance companies; continue to write a blog for employment that is free and accessible to the public on our website. Continue my work in supporting other women in business and create networking opportunities through my Exceptional Women In Business group.  I have also continued my passion project for the 4th year in a row of encouraging, speaking to the high school community and parents about having their 18+ year old children get Powers of Attorney executed for Health Care and Finance.    , 2020
    • 2013- present; I have co-created & participated in a women's group, Exceptional Women In Business, to support women in business.  We meet twice monthly to support each other as well as put on free networking events to support local businesses to create connection and community. have also continued my passion project for the 3rd year in a row of encouraging, speaking to the high school community and parents about having their 18+ year old children get Powers of Attorney executed for Health Care and Finance.    , 2019
    • 2016 - present:  Past President & Active Volunteer, Peninsula Temple Sholom, 2016
    • 2014 - 2016: President, Peninsula Temple Sholom, 2014
    • 2011- Present: Be the Match; Marrow Donor Drive Project Manager, Educator & Medical Screener; registered over 1500 new donors to registry., 2011
    • 2009 -2016 Peninsula Temple Sholom, Board of Directors, 2009

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


    • Continued work with Covid-19 laws, their application & advised, counseled and wrote Covid-19 policies for numerous Employers throughout the Bay Area as well as clients that operate state wide. Continue to create and advise, implement for clients Covid-19 prevention policies, internal response protocols, work from home policies, safety policies and all things Covid-19 related.    , 2021


    • Advise on and draft CA compliant Handbooks and Covid-19 policies.   Focus on Covid-19 prevention policies, internal work policies, work from home policies. Litigate PAGA cases, Alternative work week cases and other various retaliation, discriminations and wage & hour matters.  , 2021
    • Advise and completion dozens of Employer Handbooks for businesses around the San Francisco Bay Area.  , 2019
    • Completion of advising on asset-purchase of business in Bay Area.  , 2019

    Representative Clients:

    • 2014 - present: Key focus is representing for profit and non profit employer clients from sole proprietorships to medium size business, to ensure California Labor Compliance, draft policies, handbooks, agreements, contracts and advise on the spot issues through litigation (wage & hour, PAGA, sexual harassment, retaliation, discrimination) in state court, mediations, arbitrations and in front of administrative agencies such as the DLSE, OLSE and DFEH.  My firm and my skillset allows me to be full service for our business clients representing them in commercial lease negotiations, drafting contracts, and other transactional and litigation matters., 2014

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Finalist, 2020 BRIDGE Awards; My firm was selected as one of four finalists in the Family First Award category for the 2020 BRIDGE Awards & Summit out of 118 nominations awarded by JobTrain, Inc.  "BRIDGE" stands for Businesses Recognized for Innovative, Diverse & Groundbreaking Employment.   I am proud to own a business that cultivates a diverse environment focusing on work-life balance firm here for my employees in the Bay Area. [JobTrain, inc. transforms lives and communities in Silicon Valley, helping the Valley’s most in need reclaim their lives from poverty and unemployment by preparing them for successful, sustainable careers in high-demand and emerging fields.], 2020



    • Updates on the ever-changing landscape of what we call CA Labor Compliance and general advice on employment compliance, labor laws, misclassification and provide information to employers across California.  Constant Covid-19 updates and blogs continue to be highlighted., Employment Blog, All
    • Article on the impact to employers on Governor Newsom's new no re-hire clause as and addition to the Code of Civil Procedure Section 1002.5 effective Jan. 1, 2020., The Voice: An Official HTA Newlsetter: December 2019, Transportation
    • This is the general business blog that incorporates all areas my firm practices. , General Business Blog

    Educational Background:

    • University of San Diego School of Law, 1996
    • University of California at Los Angeles, 1992

    Industry Groups

    • Business
    • Family-owned Business
    • Individuals
    • Non-Profits
    • Professionals
    • Service Industries
    • Startups
    • Transportation
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    Office Location for April S. Glatt

    66 Bovet Rd
    Suite 280
    San Mateo, CA 94402

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    Last Updated: 2/16/2021

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