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Lindsay E. Hutner is Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Employment Litigation & Trials Group. Lindsay is a focused, practical, and dedicated litigator, whose clients trust her to not only vehemently defend their interests, but offer pragmatic, no-nonsense advice, all with an eye toward their business needs. She works closely with clients in defending both class actions and single-plaintiff cases involving employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, PAGA, unfair competition, enforcement of non-competes and other restrictive covenants, misappropriation of trade secrets, wrongful termination, and breach of contract.

With more than fifteen years of experience collaborating with employers ranging in size from start-ups to large public companies, Lindsay has wide-ranging experience advising employers on virtually all facets of employment relationships. Lindsay regularly counsels clients on all manner of topics, including the design and implementation of employment practices and handbooks, proper employee classification, wage and hour concerns, family and medical leave, workplace investigations, risk assessment of harassment and discrimination claims, terminations, and various employment laws, including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, California wage and hour laws, Business & Professions Code section 17200, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, California Family Rights Act, the federal Family Medical Leave Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. She also conducts on-site trainings and workplace audits. She also drafts all types of employment agreements, including executive employment contracts and severance and release agreements.

Lindsay has been invited to speak at a number of programs covering a wide variety of employment law issues and is the co-chair of PLI’s annual conference, Cutting-Edge Employment Law Issues. Lindsay also writes frequently and is the co-editor of PLI’s California Employment Law treatise, and a contributing editor of PLI’s Employment Law Yearbook; both treatises are updated annually and focus on employment law issues for employment law practitioners.

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