LiatYamini

Partner

Los Angeles + 1.213.243.2317

Liat Yamini has dedicated her practice to representing employers in complex, California-based, labor (union) and employment matters for more than 10 years. She defends Firm clients in class/representative wage and hour actions, individual discrimination actions, and matters before the National Labor Relations Board. More specifically, Liat's experience covers a wide range of complex management-side employment and traditional labor matters, as well as advising employers on their employment policies and practices. She represents clients primarily in the telecommunications and retail industries.

Liat's employment litigation practice focuses on California wage and hour class and collective PAGA action cases, and related counseling. She has helped defeat class certification in several wage and hour class actions, including claims for unpaid overtime, misclassification, meal and rest period premiums, reporting time-pay, and split-shift premiums, along with claims for/asserting failure to pay minimum wages. Liat also has achieved summary judgment in cases involving claims for age discrimination, unlawful commission chargebacks, and misclassification. Her litigation experience includes single plaintiff cases and representing employers at mediations, as well as before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, such as the NLRB and Department of Labor Standards Enforcement.

Liat's traditional labor practice includes representing management in unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB, representation hearings before the NLRB, and in collective bargaining and labor arbitrations.

Experience

  • Chevron summary judgment win affirmed by California Court of Appeal in California FEHA age discrimination caseThe California Court of Appeal affirmed the summary judgment ruling won by Jones Day on behalf of Chevron Products Company and Chevron Corporation in an age discrimination case brought by a former contractor of Chevron.
  • Verizon obtains California Court of Appeal affirmation of trial court decision denying class certification in AirTouch Cellular store manager misclassification caseOn July 28, 2017, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's ruling denying class certification in a store manager misclassification case filed against Jones Day client AirTouch Cellular dba Verizon Wireless, Inc.
  • Walgreens successfully enjoins state court suitable seating PAGA representative actionOn June 22, 2017, Jones Day obtained a significant victory for its client, Walgreen Co., in a state court suitable seating PAGA representative action, prevailing on a motion to enjoin the entire action, and to enforce a settlement agreement against the named plaintiff.
  • Bridgestone attempts $947 million all-cash tender offer for Pep BoysJones Day represented Bridgestone Americas, Inc. in its proposed acquisition, through its wholly owned subsidiary Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC ("BSRO"), of The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack, in an all-cash tender offer of $947 million.
  • Verizon Wireless defeats class certification in Store Managers misclassification class actionsOn April 14, 2015, Judge Johnson, of the California Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles, agreed with Jones Day client AirTouch Cellular dba Verizon Wireless ("AirTouch") that class certification is inappropriate in two wage and hour misclassification class actions.
  • R. J. Reynolds wins full defense verdict after trial of race discrimination and wrongful termination claimsJones Day represented R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company ("Reynolds") in connection with a lawsuit filed by a former employee asserting causes of action for race discrimination and wrongful termination in violation of public policy.
  • Los Angeles MTA defeats wage and hour class action lawsuitJones Day successfully defended the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in a hybrid class and collective action wage and hour lawsuit filed by Nathan Flowers, a former bus driver, alleging failure to comply with state and federal wage and hour laws.
  • AirTouch Cellular decision affirmed by California Court of AppealsJones Day represented AirTouch Cellular, doing business as Verizon Wireless, in a wage and hour class action in which the plaintiff alleges that the company did not provide required meal and rest breaks for its California retail store employees, did not reimburse its California employees for all business-related mileage expenses, and did not reimburse its California employees for expenses associated with the business use of their concession phones.
  • National retail store prevails in one of the country's largest wage and hour actions when federal court denies class certification involving more than 2,750 assistant managersIn one of the largest wage-hour class action victories in the country, Jones Day represented a national retail store in a putative statewide class action in California involving more than 2,750 assistant managers.
  • Verizon Wireless obtains summary judgment in California wage and hour class actionJones Day represented AirTouch Cellular d/b/a Verizon Wireless in a putative class action alleging that it violates California's labor laws by taking chargebacks from the commissions paid to its retail sales employees.
  • Verizon Wireless successfully defeats class certification in California wage and hour class actionJones Day represented Verizon Wireless in a wage and hour class action in which the plaintiff alleges that the Company did not provide required meal and rest breaks for its California retail store employees, did not reimburse its California employees for all business-related mileage expenses, and did not reimburse its California employees for expenses associated with the business use of their concession phones.
  • Verizon Wireless defeats class certification in California wage and hour caseJones Day represented AirTouch Cellular d/b/a Verizon Wireless in a putative class action alleging that it violates California's split-shift and reporting time pay laws by paying its retail employees only for actual time spent at mandatory meetings.
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