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Swapna Vettiyil

  • May 27, 2023

Swapna is an Associate Attorney at POTENTE. She joined the POTENTE team in 2021 as a Law Clerk and has been a valuable asset to our legal team ever since. Swapna works on a wide array of legal issues and performs general counsel duties for many clients. She takes pride in working closely with clients to ensure she can find a solution tailored to their particular needs.

Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, she moved to California to attend college at Cal Poly Pomona. After graduating from Cal Poly Pomona with a B.S. in Communications and a minor in Political Science, Swapna was admitted to California Western School of Law with an academic merit scholarship. During her tenure at California Western School of Law, she served as the student representative of the faculty diversity committee, competed and won awards for the California Western School of Law trial team, and served as a contract teaching fellow.

When Swapna is not in the office, you can find her traveling, spending time with her family in Arizona, or trying new restaurants.

  • February 13, 2024
  • Blog

New Rule on Independent Contractor Classification Blog Post (Feb 2024)

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that beginning March 11, 2024, a new final rule will address independent contractor classifications. This new rule provides a guideline as to whether a worker is classified as an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The DOL...

  • January 03, 2024
  • Blog

CA Minimum Wage Updates

While the federal minimum wage has remained the same since 2009 at $7.25 an hour, many states have continued to raise their minimum wage. California’s minimum wage is more than double the federal minimum rate and continues to increase. Beginning in 2024, California’s statewide minimum wage will increase from $15.50...