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Partner / Co-Leader, Wage & Hour Compliance and Litigation Team
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Robert Pepple is a partner in the Labor & Employment practice group. He represents large, medium, and small employers in a wide array of labor and employment matters, including litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and day-to-day advice and counsel.
Robert has extensive experience defending high-stakes wage and hour class actions, derivative Private Attorney Generals Act lawsuits, and single-plaintiff employment matters of all varieties.
My passion is to bring aggressive and high-quality representation to employers of all sizes in all industries—because the Plaintiff’s Bar is after every employer in California. Over the course of my career, it has been my honor to represent employers in numerous industries, including healthcare, hospitality, sales and merchandizing, security, warehousing, employee-staffing, entertainment, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing, and many more.
The core of my practice is wage and hour advice and litigation, for which I have developed a suite of tools that allow me to diagnose an employer’s compliance with California law with unrivaled efficiency and accuracy. This allows me to present clients with a clear picture of what’s “at stake” at the beginning of a lawsuit, rather than much later in the case, which is the norm in the industry. It is my belief that this information is vital to developing strategies that make both legal and business sense. My philosophy is to pursue what is best for your business’s reputation, legal exposure, and bottom line.
This philosophy carries over into the other areas of law in which I have substantial litigation and advice experience, including: discrimination, whistleblowing, harassment, retaliation, violations of family leave, tort claims, and restrictive covenants and cases arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, Defend Trade Secrets Act, and National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), as well as the California counterparts to these federal laws.
I have significant experience in managing and conducting workplace investigations arising from allegations of discrimination (race, age, sexuality, etc.), retaliation, leaves and accommodations, sexual harassment and hostile work environment, unfair labor practices, and misappropriation of trade secrets. Similar to my wage and hour practice, I create and develop customized tools that assist in the investigation, analysis, advising, and reporting on such investigations to the appropriate government agencies.
In addition, I represent clients in traditional labor law matters including collective bargaining negotiations and union elections, and defending against unfair labor practice (ULP) charges. I help clients meet their business goals without compromising employee loyalty, enthusiasm, or productivity.
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Pomona College, B.A.
University of California, Los Angeles, J.D.
Los Angeles Labor & Employment partner (and Pomona College alum) Robert Pepple is quoted in this article, which highlights NP’s role in the creation of a nonprofit entity, Moonshots for Unicorns, which raises funding for research into cures for rare (i.e., unresearched) genetic disorders. The project came to NP’s attention through Robert’s Pomona College contact, Zach Landman and his wife, whose youngest daughter was recently diagnosed with a rare, but potentially curable, genetic disorder. The heavy lifting pro bono work was enthusiastically undertaken by Intellectual Property practice leader Seth Levy and IP resident attorney Freddy Lopez, both of Los Angeles. Robert also leveraged his contacts to provide the Landmans with free web-design and hosting, social media consulting, and nonprofit governance mentors.
Los Angeles Labor & Employment partner Robert Pepple provides third-party commentary throughout this article, which details several significant wage & hour cases to watch in the new year.
Los Angeles Labor & Employment partner Robert Pepple, co-leader of the Wage and Hour Compliance and Litigation team, is quoted in this article covering five major wage and hour decisions that made a significant impact over the past year. Robert discusses the Boone et al. v. Amazon Services LLC decision and how real-world circumstances, such as a pandemic, can impact employee mandates and their enforcement. He also discusses the complexities associated with the use of time-tracking technology related to the Cadena et al. v. Customer Connexx LLC decision.
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