Hunter Pyle presents at CELA’s Annual Wage and Hour Update

July 8, 2022

icon-scalesOn May 4, 2022, Hunter presented at the California Employment Lawyers’ Annual Wage & Hour Update. This was Hunter’s third year presenting regarding the latest legislation and decisions affecting everything from arbitrations through wage statements and everything in between.

Other speakers on the panel were:
Jennifer Kramer, Hennig, Kramer, Ruiz & Singh; Ken Wang, CELA Policy Associate; and Mariko Yoshihara, CELA Legislative Counsel & Policy Director

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HPL files amicus brief on behalf of CELA and CAOC

January 7, 2022


Hunter Pyle Law recently filed an amicus brief on behalf of the California Lawyers Association (CELA) and Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) in the case of Tolbert, et al., v. Sisyphian, LLC, et al. (Ninth Cir. Case No. 21-55484. Tolbert addresses the critical issue of whether a relatively new law, Senate Bill 707, Leg., Reg. Sess. (Cal. 2019) (SB 707), is preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act. Our brief argues that SB 707 is not preempted. Furthermore, it was enacted in response to a glaring loophole that was causing serious harm to California’s workers by allowing employers to delay arbitrations by refusing to pay the arbitrator’s fees.

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Hunter Pyle to speak about PAGA at Bridgeport’s 2021 annual wage and hour conference

November 10, 2021

Hunter will present on California’s Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) at Bridgeport’s annual wage and hour conference on December 10, 2021. Among other things, he will address the recent victory in the case of Uribe v. Crown Building Maintenance Co. See

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Hunter Pyle to teach Wage and Hour Course at Berkeley Law School

September 22, 2021


Hunter Pyle will again be teaching a seven week California Wage and Hour class to second and third year law students at Berkeley Law School in the Spring of 2022. The course will cover current issues and trends in wage and hour law, with an emphasis on preparing the students

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Hunter Pyle Law case featured in USA Today Article

July 9, 2021

Attorneys Hunter Pyle and Natalia Ramirez Lee are proud to represent Warren LeGarie in the case of LeGarie v. Nurse.

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Jake Darin presents at CLE “COVID-19 in the Workplace: Managing in the New Normal”

July 8, 2021

On May 25, 2021, Jake Darin presented as part of the Alameda County Bar Association’s CLE, “COVID-19 in the Workplace: Managing in the New Normal.” The CLE covered current Cal-OSHA regulations related to COVID-19 and was facilitated by Chris Noma, of Wendel Rosen LLP. Tierra Piens, an attorney at Orrick, presented the defense perspective; and the latest science was presented by Environmental Consultant Mike Posson.

The CLE was recorded and is available for viewing on the County Bar’s online portal at:

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Hunter Pyle to present on California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)

June 18, 2021

This CLE webinar will advise employment counsel on claims under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). The panel will discuss the reach and limitations of representative claims brought under PAGA, including: violations giving rise to PAGA claims, an employee’s standing and representative capacity under PAGA, the limited effect of arbitration agreements, the relationship between PAGA and class claims, potential defenses, and civil penalty exposure. The panel will also address best practices for preventing, defending, and resolving PAGA claims.

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