Marc L. Jacuzzi
Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, P.C.
Marc Jacuzzi has broad experience in employment law matters. For the past 23 years, he has represented employers as defendants in civil rights actions, including claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and other state discrimination statutes.
He has experience with Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) and wage and hour class action claims; retaliation, whistle-blower, trade secret misappropriation claims, California Labor Code claims for meal & rest break violations, paystub violations, overtime, minimum wage, and more.
Mr. Jacuzzi’s practice also involves employment law counseling. He regularly advises clients regarding all aspects of the employer/employee relationship.
What led you to Human Resources as a profession/How did you get into your current role?
My third case as a new attorney in 1994 was an employment case. From there, I was hooked. I truly enjoy working with HR professionals and teaming with them to find solutions and answers to the ever-expanding complexities of California and federal employment laws.
In your opinion, what is the future of HR? How do you see it changing over the next few years, especially in terms of HR innovation?
I believe that HR’s role in organizations, big and small, will not only continue to grow, but that it must grow to keep pace with ever-changing laws and todays ever-changing work force. I think with technology; HR practices will become more efficient and effective.
What do you find is the greatest reward working in HR?
The greatest reward is working with HR professionals and building their trust to help them solve problems and navigate through the myriad of legal issues that they are confronted with on a daily basis, with the goal of avoiding litigation and economic liability.
What role has Next Concept HR Association played in your career?
Having been an active member for over 15 years, and speaking at various seminars, as well as planning and attending various networking events, NCHRA has played a tremendous role building my client base. Many of my clients are NCHRA members.
What is something people might not know about you?
I enjoy water sports activities, such as swimming and surfing. I also play water polo three days a week.