• The Firm successfully represented an international mining company when the employer was sued in a state-court class action that challenged the company’s classification of its Maintenance Supervisors as salaried, exempt employees. The lawsuit sought millions of dollars in alleged unpaid overtime, meal-period and rest-period compensation, and PAGA civil penalties. After the trial court certified the class, wrote, argued, and won a Motion for Summary Judgment, by which the judge found that our client had, as a matter of law, properly classified its Maintenance Supervisors. This was a total victory for our client.
  • The Firm defended an international distribution/logistics company in state court, and then federal court, against class-action claims that the company failed to properly pay its drivers and failed to provide proper meal periods to these employees. Working in concert with another law firm, our Firm first succeeded in defeating class certification. Then, we successfully obtained voluntary dismissals by some of the remaining, named plaintiffs and obtained summary judgment as against the other remaining, named plaintiffs. In addition, our client was awarded by the trial court more than One Million Dollars attorneys’ fees and costs.
  • In other wage-and-hour class-action cases involving claims of unpaid overtime, unlawful meal-period and/or rest-period practices, erroneous paycheck reporting, and seeking PAGA civil penalties, the Firm has represented—among others—a foreign insurance company, a quick service restaurant franchisee, and a multi- national, employer-benefits company in quickly and cost-effectively resolving their claims.
  • On the traditional labor-law front, the Firm guided one of Kern County’s largest employers through protracted collective-bargaining negotiations that resulted in a four-month lockout of all union-represented employees. The parties ultimately resolved the lockout and the associated unfair labor practice charges, and reached a new collective bargaining agreement that successfully addressed many of the Company’s key business objectives.
  • The Firm defended a large employer in the Port of Los Angeles against a former employee’s claims of age discrimination and wrongful termination. After conducting an aggressive discovery campaign, the Firm won summary judgment for its client on all claims.
  • The Firm has successfully advised employers throughout the United States on their union-avoidance strategies, including conducting management training, running numerous campaigns, defending unfair labor practice charges, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and leading efforts to decertify incumbent unions.