• Extensive trial experience before the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement representing clients in the apparel, hospitality, and trucking industries.
  • Represent garment manufacturers and guarantors in proceedings before the DLSE for claims under Labor Code section 2671 et seq.
  • Represent companies in proceedings before the Department of Labor related to claims for overtime and minimum wages.
  • Expertise in representing apparel industry in claims brought by the Department of Labor under the “Hot Goods” provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Provide advice and counseling and litigate issues related to the “personal attendant” exemption under Wage Order 15 for companies that place caregivers at private residences.
  • Provide advice and counseling to companies and individuals that employ a property manager to manage commercial and residential real estate.
  • Provide advice and counseling and represent companies in litigation before the DLSE or in Superior Court that utilize owner-operators as independent contractors in the trucking industry.
  • Represent companies in Superior Court, and in proceedings before the Employment Development Department and the Internal Revenue Service (including the filing of Petitions of Reassessment of Notice of Assessment) related to claims of misclassification of employees as independent contractors.
  • Represent trucking companies in disputes over independent contractor status.
  • Represent an electronics company in connection with Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower claims.
  • Represent companies in defending unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Represent companies involved with claims of untimely payments to models used by those companies.
  • Defend numerous companies in hearings before the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“Berman “ hearings).
  • Represent companies in “access” cases under the Americans With Disabilities Act.
  • Represent employee benefit plans and plan fiduciaries in ERISA litigation.
  • Represented an ambulance company in defeating a union organizing attempt.
  • Advised a major mortgage company with respect to a nationwide layoff of over 3,000 employees.
  • Represented numerous companies with respect to claims by former employees of failure to extend medical leaves and resulting wrongful termination.