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Kevin B. Piercy

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Kevin is a seasoned class action litigator with extensive experience defending employers in wage and hour disputes. His experience includes harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination cases, as well as class actions involving thousands of putative class members, representative actions under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), single-plaintiff Labor Commissioner hearings, Department Of Fair Employment And Housing (DFEH)/California Civil Rights Department (CRD) hearings, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hearings, and individual arbitrations. These cases involve a broad spectrum of wage and hour claims, including alleged violations of minimum wage, overtime, prevailing wage, regular rate, meal period and rest break, business expenses, and wage statement statutes. 

Kevin has defended employers across industries in more than 50 wage and hour class action lawsuits. His clients include dairies, farm labor contractors, growers, trucking and transportation, retail, healthcare, restaurants, and staffing services. Kevin has successfully negotiated favorable settlements of wage and hour class actions involving thousands of non-exempt employees and millions of dollars in potential exposure. He has substantially narrowed the scope of plaintiffs’ claims through successful motions and reduced putative class litigations to individual claims by successfully defending and enforcing clients’ arbitration agreements. 

Kevin regularly provides in-depth, day-to-day advice to employers on employment law compliance and litigation avoidance, including advice on employee exempt and non-exempt classification, independent contractor status, pay practices and policies, wage statements, leaves of absence, drug and alcohol testing, meal and rest periods, uniforms, alternative workweek scheduling, expense reimbursements, personnel records, discipline, termination, and severance agreements.

While enrolled at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, Kevin served as a judicial extern to the Honorable S. James Otero of the Central District of California and a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Hardcore Gang Division and Crimes Against Peace Officers Section.

Kevin served as a Human Intelligence Collector in the United States Army from 2005 through 2010 and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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