Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Earlier this year, The Recorder, which publishes California Employment Law magazine, invited a group of in-house counsel from San Francisco Bay Area companies to participate in a roundtable discussion focusing on labor and employment issues. The roundtable was moderated by Lynne Hermle, a labor and employment partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. The following is an edited version of the conversation. A recorded version of the full 90-minute discussion is available on compact discs and audiocassettes as part of The Recorder Roundtable series of CLE programs. Call (415) 749-5406 or go to www.therecorder.com/roundtable for further information. This and other Recorder Roundtable programs are also available in online CLE versions at www.law.com/recordercle.

“We’ve had a tidal wave of wage-and-hour class actions throughout California for several years. And we now have Labor Code �796, which some people have referred to as a bounty hunter provision …” – Lynne Hermle

“The frustration is that you could have an innocent oversight on a particular provision, but now you’re going to get hit with a lawsuit that becomes expensive.” – Kevin Marks

“I think the role that in-house counsel can play is to really understand and be able to marshal the resources to be able to respond to something that may be very complicated.” – David Otsuka

“For larger employers, everybody is now looking for every little piece of lint on their wage-hour compliance, things that nobody paid much attention to …” – Anne Libbin

“Some time during the investigation the confidentiality obviously is going to be lost because the person against whom the allegation is made is going to need to know who’s made the allegation.” – David Cover

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.