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.
California Supreme Court's Decision Regarding Employee "On Call" Rest Periods: What Does It Mean, and What Should Employers Do?
- University of Southern California (J.D. 2007); University of California, Los Angeles (B.A. in Philosophy, summa cum laude 2003)
- Farsi, Hebrew