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Timothy Long, Co-Managing Shareholder of the Sacramento office, has deep experience litigating complex labor and employment issues, having served as lead counsel in multiple class, collective, and representative actions and advising on dozens more. Tim splits his time between GT’s Los Angeles and Sacramento offices, and is Practice Group Leader of the Sacramento office’s Labor & Employment Practice. Tim’s clients have included a variety of financial institutions and entities, health care-related entities, airlines, retailers, high-tech companies, and transportation and logistics companies. Tim also advises private investment funds and their partners in disputes concerning the management of funds, removal of non-performing members, and disputes involving portfolio companies.

Tim has litigated virtually every wage-and-hour issue there is, including exemption, incentive compensation, independent contractor, off-the-clock, meal and rest, pay practice, and PAGA claims. He also has defeated class and collective certification (including at Stage One) in exemption, off-the-clock, and pay practice cases, and has defeated PAGA claims short of trial. Tim has also litigated a wide variety of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, as well as wrongful termination, defamation, Anti-SLAPP, fraud, emotional distress, breach of contract, and other employment-related claims. Tim has both prosecuted and defended employers in trade secret and unfair business practices litigation. He has also resisted competitor efforts to enjoin the lawful practices of his clients.

On or before July 1, 2024, most California employers must establish a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP) in addition to their Injury, Illness & Prevention Programs. Employers also need to provide training on their WVPP and keep prescribed records.
Continue Reading Coming to California Workplaces this Summer – Workplace Violence Prevention Plans

AB 1228, commonly referred to as the “Fast Act,” takes effect in California on April 1, 2024, and the consequences for non-compliance are serious.

Many affected companies have closely followed

Continue Reading Effective April 1, California’s ‘Fast Act’ Covers More Than ‘Fast Food,’ Comes with Significant Implications

By now, it’s a familiar maxim: when an employee brings an action under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), “the state is the real party in interest.” Iskanian v. CLS

Continue Reading Whose Case Is It Anyway? Trial Court Orders State of California to Pay Court Costs in PAGA Action

“Hot Labor Summer” – so dubbed due to strikes by the Writers Guild, Screen Actors Guild, Southern California Hotel Workers, health care workers from multiple unions, and United Auto Workers

Continue Reading California Governor Signs Bill Allowing Staff to Unionize…in 2026

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automated employment decision tools (AEDT) can be useful for employers in the hiring process. They may be used for myriad tasks, from sifting through employment applications

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While perhaps overlooked in favor of other high-profile rulings (we’re looking at you, Viking River Cruises), the California Supreme Court’s decision in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc.

Continue Reading Meal And Rest Break Claims Now Pose High Financial Risks to California Employers

On Sept. 5, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 257, the controversial Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act, also known as the “FAST Act” (the Act).
Continue Reading FAST Act Becomes Law in California, but Voter Referendum Filed in Response