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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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Hunter Pyle to present at Advanced Mediation Conference

August 4, 2023

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State of California joins Hunter Pyle Law in opposing Reverse Auction Class Action Settlement

May 30, 2023

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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 to Speak at CELA’s 2023 Wage and Hour Conference

April 6, 2023 https://cela.org/?pg=Exhibitorcalendar&evAction=showDetail&eid=262509

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.

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Andrea Núñez to Present at Impact Fund’s Class Action Conference

February 7, 2023 Andrea Núñez to Present at Impact Fund's Class Action Conference

Andrea Núñez of Hunter Pyle Law will be presenting at the Impact Fund’s 2023 Class Action Conference on February 23, 2023.icon-courthouse

Each year, the Impact Fund hosts an invitation-only event to bring together leading plaintiffs’ class action practitioners to discuss important new developments, share knowledge and ideas, and develop strategies for the future. The Conference provides an unparalleled opportunity for attendees to connect and forge relationships with like-minded advocates across the country. This year’s conference will take place on February 23-24, in San Francisco.

Ms. Núñez’s panel is called “Rule 23 Class Action Basics.” It will guide attendees through Rule 23 requirements for class certification, class notice, and settlement approval. It will also cover common issues practitioners need to grapple with, such as standing, ascertainability, and jurisdiction.

Ms. Núñez is presenting with Meredith Dixon, the Impact Fund’s current Law Fellow.

Hunter Pyle Edits PAGA Chapter for Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)

February 1, 2023

Hunter Pyle recently completed editing a book chapter on the Privateicon-courthouse Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”). The chapter, entitled “Civil Penalties Under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)” is part of CEB’s Employment Damages and Remedies treatise. Mr. Pyle has edited this chapter for many years.

CEB was founded in 1947 as a nonprofit program of the University of California to  educate veterans returning to the practice of law after service in World War II. It pioneered formal continuing legal education in the state. Today, CEB’s resources include a suite of authoritative research, guidance, current awareness, and learning resources.