Tyson Arbuthnot
David E. Aron
Gayle M. Athanacio
Stephen L. Bacon
Merri A. Baldwin
Robert J. Breakstone
Dennis J. Callahan
Thomas H. Carlson
Jeffery M. Chiow
Alecia E. Cotton
Joshua M. Deitz
Robert C. Goodman
Lucas T. Hanback
John G. Heller
Dennis C. Huie
Suhani Kamdar
Lauren B. Kramer
S. Amber Lee
Mark J. Linderman
E. Jacob Lubarsky
James Robert Maxwell
Joseph C. McGowan
Patricia A. Meagher
Robert S. Metzger
Brian D. Miller
Alexis J. Morris
Nicholas T. Niiro
Roland Nikles
Neil H. O'Donnell
Dean D. Paik
Sharon Ongerth Rossi
Aaron M. Scolari
Aaron P. Silberman
Katherine M. Svinarich
Renée D. Wasserman
Alan J. Wilhelmy
Paul M. Zieff

Dennis C. Huie
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Areas of Practice

Mr. Huie is co-chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Law Practice Group.

Professional Qualifications

Mr. Huie represents and advises employers in connection with a wide variety of employment law issues affecting the various industries he serves including the grocery and hospitality industries. His representation and advice includes the following areas: discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on disability, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age and religion; state and federal whistleblower claims and wrongful termination actions; and wage and hour claims such as alleged improper classification of independent contractors and exempt employees, meal and rest periods, inaccurate wage statements, minimum wage, off-the-clock work and travel time. Mr. Huie also serves as risk management counsel overseeing complex disability and leave issues under the ADA, FEHA, FMLA, CFRA and the California Education Code.

Mr. Huie defends employers against claims brought by individual plaintiffs, multiple plaintiffs, and representative actions including class and PAGA actions. He represents clients in state and federal court, before administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Department of Labor, the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, and in binding arbitration.

Mr. Huie regularly advises management in all aspects of the employment relationship. He assists clients in navigating through complex disability and wage and hour issues. He regularly speaks at the Public Agency Risk Manager Association (PARMA) annual conference, and has spoken at the annual conference for Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA), the County Personnel Administrators Association of California (CPAAC) and California Association of Joint Powers Authorities (CAJPA).


J.D., McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
With distinction

B.A., University of Utah

Bar Admissions

Labor & Employment

Recent Publications and Public Speaking

Presented two workshops on Labor & Employment Law Compliance, for members of the California Grocers Association, held in Los Angeles and in Sacramento on August 23 and August 26, 2016 (co-presented)

New State Legislation Offers Protection to Small Businesses From Predatory Disabled Access Lawsuits, RJO Update, May 2016 (co-authored)

"Public Contractors May Now Have Liability to Their Competitors for Prevailing Wage Violations," RJO Update, March 2015 (PDF) (co-authored)

Key Changes to Employment Law in 2013, December 2012 (PDF) (co-authored)

California Offers Protection and San Francisco Adds New Responsibilities Under Disabled Access Laws, RJO Update: Retail Industry Trade Regulation, October 2012 (PDF) co-authored

"The Dos and Don'ts: How to Prevent Independent Contractor Misclassification," at the AGC-California Spring Conference in Monterey, CA, May 3, 2012

HR & Employee Issues - The Independent Contractor: When is a Worker Truly Independent? United Contractors, Issue 3, Vol. 218, March 2012 (PDF) co-authored by J. McGowan, Jr. and D. Huie

The Supreme Court's decision in Dukes significantly alters the landscape for litigating employment class actions in discrimination cases,
July 8, 2011 (PDF)

Employment Law Update held at the PARMA Annual Conference
(PDF) 2010-11



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