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Oakland Employment Lawyers

Welcome to Hunter Pyle Law. We are employment lawyers representing employees and the injured throughout California. If you have concerns about your rights, you have come to the right place.

Please feel free to call us at 510.444.4400 or email to set up a free and confidential initial intake. You can also reach us through our contact form or by chat.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Latest News

June 13, 2024

Drea Núñez to Present at CELA and FAIR Orientation for New and Aspiring Lawyers

HPL Attorney Drea Núñez will be presenting at the Law Clerk & New Layer Orientation hosted by the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) and the Foundation for Advocacy Inclusion & Resources (FAIR)* on June 17, 2024.

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Hunter Pyle to present at 20th Annual Wage and Hour Conference in May 2024

May 2, 2024 https://cela.org/

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On May 10, 2024, Hunter Pyle will again present at CELA’s annual wage and hour conference, which, this year, is being held in Oakland, California. Hunter, along with colleagues Jennifer Kramer and Mariko Yoshihara will present an update regarding the latest trends and issues in California wage and hour law.

Here is a description of the day’s events:

The California Employment Lawyers Association’s Wage & Hour Committee presents a hybrid full‐day, advanced‐level seminar on wage and hour law. This high‐quality program will help plaintiffs’ attorneys stay abreast of this rapidly evolving practice area. In addition to an annual case law update and legislative review, panels will feature a discussion regarding best practices for class and aggrieved employee communications; what judges and mediators think about PAGA settlement terms; how to deal with multiple cases against the same defendant; and, hidden gems for class/PAGA matters and underutilized strategies for maximizing recovery.

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Hunter Pyle honored as Advocate of the Year

May 1, 2024 https://www.wagejustice.org/

On May 30, 2024, Hunter Pyle will be honored in Los Angeles as the Wage Justice Center’s Advocate of the Year. The Wage Justice Center provides critical services to low income workers.

Over the past year, this work has focused on day laborers, who are navigating the underground economy of “work-for-hire relationships” – a type of informal employment that has existed for centuries. In Los Angeles, day laborers exemplify this age-old dynamic, where employer-worker relationships can be fraught with exploitation for those taking advantage of them. What advocates are hearing from these workers is that it’s often more work to fight for a week of unpaid wages than to simply move on and find another job, so they let it go, silently enduring injustice. This injustice is compounded by the fact that there is only a 17% chance of these workers actually recovering wages even after a favorable judgment.

The attorneys at HPL are proud to be associated with the Wage Justice Center and look forward to celebrating on May 30!

WJC 5.30.24 Reception Invitation & Sponsorship

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Latest Blog Posts

Attorneys’ Fees in Individual Wage and Hour Cases

California Labor Code section 1194 provides that an employee who is paid less than the legally-required minimum wage or  overtime compensation who prevails in a civil action can recover their reasonable attorney’s fees and costs of suit. This provision is important, because many individual wage and hour claims are small, and, absent the possibility of […]

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The Transportation Worker Exemption: What it is, why it matters, and what we can learn from two 2024 cases addressing it.

In recent years, many employers have sought to shield themselves from class actions, as well as individual claims of all sorts, by requiring their workers to sign arbitration agreements. These agreements usually bar any kind of collective action. They also require workers to proceed in arbitration forums rather than in court. The reason for this […]

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