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Labor & Employment Litigation

Businesses today must navigate a complex maze of laws and regulations governing the relationships between employers and employees. These ever-changing and expanding requirements present employers with extraordinary risks in our litigious environment. Employers targeted with lawsuits turn to us on appeal to challenge adverse judgments and other key rulings, and to preserve hard-won trial court victories in a variety of cases, including wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination lawsuits, and discrimination and harassment cases.

For example, we have successfully challenged employees’ misinterpretations of wage and hour laws, persuaded appellate courts to overturn judgments in favor of employees in employment lawsuits, and helped businesses to prevail where employees appealed from decisions favoring their employers in employment disputes. In addition, we have successfully handled appeals arising from disputes over employee arbitration agreements.

Contact Felix Shafir or Bradley S. Pauley for more information about our Labor & Employment Litigation practice.

Representative Wins

Representative Briefs

  • Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court (2015)

    California Supreme Court brief arguing that if the Industrial Welfare Commission wage order definitions of “employer” govern whether workers are employees rather than independent contractors, those definitions are not meaningfully different from the common law test for making that determination.

  • Sonic-Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno (2014)

    U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief arguing that Federal Arbitration Act prohibits courts from refusing to enforce arbitration agreements based on a concern for the vindication of state statutory rights.

  • Lubin v. The Wackenhut Corp. (2014)

    California Court of Appeal brief arguing that the United States Constitution’s Due Process Clause prohibits Trial by Formula on either liability or damages issues in state court class actions.