Hunter Pyle and Chad Saunders to present 2-part lecture series at Bernard E. Witkin Law Library

August 25, 2017

Hunter Pyle and Chad Saunders will be giving a two part lecture series at the Bernard E. Witkin Law Library (also known as the Alameda County Law Library) located at 125 12th Street in Oakland.  For information about attending, please contact Emily Bergfeld at

The first lecture is on October 3, 2017 from noon until 2 pm.  The general topic is California wage and hour law.  The description is as follows:

Wage and hour issues continue to dominate the employment law landscape.  The panelists, experienced practitioners in this field, will discuss the latest cases and trends with regard to the following issues:

  • Who is covered as an “employee” and who is exempt from wage and hour requirements under California law.
  • What entities qualify as “employers” and “joint employers.”
  • The latest developments regarding overtime, meal periods, rest periods, reimbursement of business expenses, piece rate and commission employees, waiting time penalties, and wage statements.
  • Best practices when bringing wage and hour claims in court.

The second lecture, on November 20, 2017, from noon until 2 pm, is entitled Class and Representative Actions in the Workplace.  It will cover the following:

Class and representative actions can turn small violations of law into large cases.  Employment lawyers of all stripes need to understand how these cases work.  The panelists, experienced practitioners, will discuss the latest caselaw and trends with regard to the following issues:

  • Requirements for class actions under California law and the most recent developments in the case law affecting these cases.
  • Removal of class actions to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act.
  • Representative actions under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”).
  • The enforceability of arbitration agreements that bar class and representative actions.