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.
Orange County Business Journal | July 06, 2015
Los Angeles counsel Dale Hudson has been named as the chair of the American Red Cross Orange County.
Law360 | June 02, 2015
Los Angeles Labor & Employment counsel Dale Hudson is quoted in this article discussing the California Supreme Court’s decision to hear a class action brought a group of security guards who claim they were illegally forced to be on call during breaks and how this case gives the court a chance to clarify whether rest periods must be free from all work.
Class Action Alert | 03.20.17
Employment Law Alert | 06.26.14
Employment Law Alert | 06.25.14
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