Dale Hudson provides strategic advice to California employers regarding employment law compliance and litigation avoidance. He also defends employers in employment and wage/hour litigation matters.
I focus on three areas, utilizing more than 30 years of experience to achieve successful outcomes for clients.
I assist clients in navigating the complex labyrinth of employment laws governing the workplace, and developing programs and policies to reduce legal risk. I have worked with certain key clients for over a decade to help them manage delicate employment situations. As a result of these partnerships, these clients have been virtually free of employment litigation for over ten years.
I have a proven track record of successfully defending class action lawsuits involving wage and hours claims of all types. I have repeatedly been successful in preventing class certification and have also achieved very favorable settlements for many clients.
My work also includes successfully defending wrongful termination, discrimination, disability, harassment, retaliation and unfair competition litigation matters. I represent employers before state and federal courts, administrative agencies at the state and federal level and various arbitration tribunals.
I believe that employers need to implement innovative alternative dispute resolution strategies, including arbitration programs, to manage the deluge of class action and other lawsuits that have targeted employers over the past decades. Such efforts will likely pay big dividends down the road.
Law360 | May 29, 2020
This article mentions Intellectual Property partner, Litigation Department vice-chair, and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan, Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of Los Angeles, for representing H&M in a dispute involving allegations of fabric design copyright infringement. The NP team secured a unanimous decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District to reverse the trial court’s decision.
Law360 | November 15, 2017
Los Angeles labor and employment counsel Dale Hudson and Rochester labor and employment associate Jeffrey League authored this column about what employers should expect relating to the U.S. Department of Labor’s appeal, which invalidated the Obama administration’s overtime rule.
September 21, 2017
Los Angeles labor and employment counsel Dale Hudson and Rochester labor and employment associate Jeff League authored this column about a recent U.S. Department of Labor request that was granted by the Fifth Circuit to dismiss an appeal of a ruling that enforced the Obama administration’s overtime pay regulations.
Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin | August 31, 2017
Los Angeles labor and employment counsel Dale Hudson and associate Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan authored this article on California’s wage and hour mandates for employers.
Employment Law Alert | 08.14.18
Employment Law Alert | 11.06.17
Employment Law Alert | 08.31.17
University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall, J.D., (Order of the Coif)
University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., with honors
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California