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Wage-Hour Compliance

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Rankings & Honors

  • Recognized nationally as a Tier One firm—the highest possible ranking—in “Employment Law—Management” and “Litigation—Labor & Employment” by U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Our employment group is also recognized in every metropolitan area we practice
  • Employment attorneys ranked as leading lawyers in their fields by Chambers USA/Global
  • Ranked by Law360 as an Employment 100 firm
  • National and metropolitan honors from publications like Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and other directories and publications


We stay on the lookout for the regulations that trip up employers and help to establish sound payment practices that prevent litigation.

Our approach

Correctly compensating employees is one of the biggest challenges employers face today.

In recent years, we've seen more wage-hour claims than any other workplace dispute. Our response? Catch it before it happens. We help clients prevent claims by auditing their workplace practices and exposing potential issues before they lead to court.

And it’s not just theory. If we discover an issue, we deliver practical solutions to get you on track. Fast.

Whether its overtime, payroll, meal break, off-the-clock work or employee classification, wages are more complicated than most think. We offer training and on-call advice for management and HR team members, so that everyone understands wage standards, keeping your business litigation-free.

And if it’s too late to prevent a claim? Our team is also armed with solutions for any potential dispute. We will prep you for state and federal audits, conflict resolution and provide you with a strong defense against lawsuits.

Who we work with

  • Any employer
  • large and small, private and public

Media Clips

  • California Regulation and Legislation to Watch in 2014
    Law360 | January 1, 2014
    San Francisco partner and leader of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice Jeff Tanenbaum discusses a state law that could bring wage-and-hour individual or class actions seeking penalties to employers if they fail to provide breaks to employees to help them cool down from working in the heat.
  • Post-Brinker Workers Attack Calif. Employers on New Fronts
    Employment Law360 | April 9, 2013

    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Paul Lynd discusses employment lawsuits a year after California Supreme Court’s landmark Brinker v. Superior Court decision holding that companies don’t need to police employees to ensure they stop working during meal breaks.


The rise in challenges to unpaid intern status
Retail Alert | February 27, 2015

Oakland joins growing trend — paid sick leave begins Monday, March 2
Employment Law Alert | February 25, 2015

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NY to raise tipped minimum wage to $7.50 per hour
Employment Law Alert | February 25, 2015

Labor & employment 2015 crystal ball
Employment Law Alert | January 29, 2015

California says think twice before using temporary workers or others from staffing agencies and other labor contractors
Employment Law Alert | January 27, 2015

"Change, Change, Change" for Cal/OSHA in 2015
Employment Law Alert | January 8, 2015

Governor Cuomo signs bill relieving all New York employers of burdensome annual pay notice requirements
Employment Law Alert | December 31, 2014

So close, yet so far — the bill amending the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act still not signed
Employment Law Alert | December 12, 2014

California's paid sick leave law — no get well card for employers
Employment Law Alert | September 18, 2014

State of the FLSA
Employment Law Alert | September 2, 2014

Labor Day reflections on labor law and the labor movement
Employment Law Alert | August 29, 2014

Timing is everything: California Supreme Court clarifies timing of commission pay for overtime exemption and when commissions must be paid
Employment Law Alert | August 4, 2014

Leave deductions for exempt employees' partial-day absences—still ok in California, now with no minimum
Employment Law Alert | August 4, 2014

Rhode Island and Massachusetts increase their minimum wage
Employment Law Alert | August 1, 2014

Relief in sight: bill eliminating annual wage notice requirement passed by New York legislature
Employment Law Alert | June 25, 2014

Don't forget! California's minimum wage increases on July 1, along with minimum salary for exempt employees
Employment Law Alert | June 9, 2014

The New York City Human Rights Law amended to protect unpaid, non-employee interns from discrimination and harassment
Employment Law Alert | April 2, 2014

Webinar Recording: Are you ready for the NYC Earned Sick Time Act?
Originally recorded March 21, 2014 | March 27, 2014

Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act will increase overtime pay to millions
Employment Law Alert | March 24, 2014

The Labor and Employment Law crystal ball: Trends and developments for 2014
Employment Law Alert | December 27, 2013

The trend towards increasing minimum wage continues–this time in New York
Employment Law Alert | December 20, 2013

Webinar Recording: Wage-Hour Risks in the Insurance Industry–Demystifying FLSA
Originally recorded December 11, 2013 | December 13, 2013

California Employment Legislation: What's New for 2014?
Employment Law Alert | November 12, 2013

California increases minimum wage, in two steps, to $10 per hour
California Law Alert | October 24, 2013

New York State DOL Publishes Final Regulations Regarding Permissible Wage Deductions
Employment Law Alert | October 22, 2013

Employees or independent contractors? Will a recent Massachusetts decision relating to the real estate industry invite industry-based exceptions in the Commonwealth?
Employment Law Alert | October 2, 2013

Federal minimum wage and overtime protections extended to home care workers
Employment Law Alert | September 18, 2013

Rhode Island legislature approves bi-weekly pay; increases minimum wage
Employment Law Alert | July 12, 2013

New York City Council enacts mandatory paid sick leave bill
Employment Law Alert | May 23, 2013

New York State DOL publishes proposed regulations regarding permissible wage deductions
Employment Law Alert | May 17, 2013

Workplace agencies impacted by the sequester
Employment Law Alert | April 30, 2013

Massachusetts employers are well-advised to revise employee release agreements in accordance with a recent Supreme Judicial Court decision
Employment Law Alert | January 9, 2013

Wage and hour issues arising from Hurricane Sandy
Employment Law Alert | November 6, 2012

California employment legislation: What's new for 2013?
Employment Law Alert | October 5, 2012

Attention NY employers: Governor Cuomo signs New York Labor Law amendments expanding permissible wage deductions
Employment Law Alert | September 12, 2012

California charter cities do not have to pay prevailing wages on local public projects involving local public funds
Employment Law Alert | July 10, 2012

Supreme Court holds that pharmaceutical reps meet the outside sales exemption to the FLSA
Employment Law Alert | June 18, 2012

After Brinker and Dukes, court serves up class certification denial on meal and rest period claims but not on overtime
Employment Law Alert | May 11, 2012

The professional overtime exemption: learned professionals and creative professionals
A Matter of Time: Wage-Hour News You Can Use | May 10, 2012

Brinker sequel: no attorney's fees allowed on California meal and rest period claims
Employment Law Alert | May 7, 2012

Webinar Recording: Can employers catch a break and rest after Brinker?
Originally recorded April 17, 2012 | April 20, 2012

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