Oakland Employment Lawyer
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.
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State of California joins Hunter Pyle Law in opposing Reverse Auction Class Action Settlement
Exciting news: The State of California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has joined Hunter Pyle Law and our valiant co-counsel in opposing a bogus class action settlement that would resolve the claims of 30,000 janitors for pennies on the dollar. The case is pending in Orange County and has been litigated for eight years. The defendant has tried to avoid liability by settling with another attorney who filed after us and is trying to amend his case so as to include the claims in ours. There is still a long road ahead to achieve victory for these workers, but this is an important step in the right direction.
Hunter Pyle will again be a speaker at the annual Wage and Hour Conference presented by the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA). This year’s conference will be held on April 28, 2023, at the Hilton Glendale.
Latest Blog Posts
Payment of final wages upon termination (or resignation) can be a big deal in California. Labor Code sections 201-203 set forth important rules that employers must follow, and can result in stiff penalties when they are violated: up to 30 days of pay at the employee’s regular daily wages. A recent California Court of Appeal […]
On May 22, 2023, the California Supreme Court issued an important decision clarifying that employers violate the law if they terminate or retaliate against employees who complain about violations that were already known to the employer. In People ex rel. Garcia-Brower v. Kolla’s (S269456), the employee worked for a nightclub in Orange County. She complained […]
California Supreme Court Rules that Whistleblower Protections Apply to Employees Who Disclose Illegal Conduct Already Known to an Employer
In 1984, the Legislature enacted California Labor Code section 1102.5 in order to protect whistleblowers from retaliation against their employers. The law was amended in 2003 and again in 2013, to add protections afforded to employees. In 2013, specifically, the Legislature amended section 1102.5(b), so that an employee’s disclosure “to a person with authority over […]