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Gregg A. Fisch

Partner
Century City
T: 310.228.3721
F: 310.228.3948
New York
T: 212.653.8700
F: 212.653.8701

Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1996, Editor, Annual Survey of American Law
  • B.S., New York University, 1992
  • California
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of California
Overview
Honors
Experience
Thought Leadership

Gregg Fisch is a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the firm's Century City office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Fisch has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, and has successfully defended management before federal and state courts and administrative agencies in defense of complaints for class action and single-plaintiff matters, involving wage-and-hour violations, wrongful termination, age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and national origin discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and other statutory, contract and tort-related claims, as well as in relation to union campaigns and elections, and ULP charges.

Mr. Fisch regularly provides clients with practical advice on a wide range of day-to-day labor and employment law issues, including establishing effective human-resource policies and complying with federal and state laws, such as those relating to wage-and-hour issues, disability and family/medical leave laws, workplace violence prevention, and the discipline and termination processes. He also regularly prepares and revises employee handbooks and other employment-related documents, including separation, arbitration, and confidentiality agreements.

Mr. Fisch has experience conducting, organizing, and overseeing internal corporate investigations relating to allegations of discrimination, harassment, and employee wrongdoing involving theft, and assault and battery, as well as counseling in-house professionals on how to conduct investigations of workplace misconduct. He also has obtained temporary restraining orders to help prevent workplace violence.

Honors

  • Recognized as Top Young Lawyer in Southern California for Labor and Employment in the 2009 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition.
  • Recognized, Labor and Employment and Labor and Employment Litigation, Legal 500, 2011
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2013-2016

Experience

Representative Wage-and-Hour Cases

  • Andino v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (class action concerning time rounding practices)
  • Arpajian v. Countrywide (settled (on individual basis) class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for alleged untimely payment of final wages)
  • Abhyankar v. Countrywide (class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for misclassification of exempt employees based on violation of salary-basis test because of jury duty policy and alleged untimely payment of final wages, including accrued vacation)
  • Boon v. Beverly Hills Hotel (class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for alleged overtime, meal/rest break, uniform deductions, and untimely payment of final wages)
  • Brown v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group (settled (on individual basis) class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for alleged failure to include non-discretionary bonus payments in the regular rate of pay)
  • Bundy v. Countrywide (settled class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for alleged miscalculation of bonuses and payment of commissions)
  • Cheenan v. Countrywide (prevailing on motion to deny class certification (and successfully defeating appeal) regarding alleged Labor Code violations for failure to timely pay final wages and alleged overtime and off-the-clock violations)
  • Contreras United Food Group (settled class action for alleged Labor Code violations for alleged meal/rest break violations and alleged off-the-clock violations)
  • Elliot v. Spherion Corp. (prevailing on motion for summary judgment (and successfully defeating appeal) in class action regarding alleged Labor Code violations for failure to timely pay final wages and alleged improper wage statements)
  • Esteban Zamora v. Countrywide (settled class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for alleged improper wage statements, meal/rest break violations, and untimely payment of final wages)
  • Girma v. Universal City Studios (settled action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for failure to pay overtime and rest break violations)
  • Hamilton v. Bank of America (settled action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for commissions owed and misclassification, including wage statements, overtime, meal and rest break violations, and untimely final wages)
  • Hogan v. NBC Universal (settled on (individual basis) class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for untimely final wages, meal/rest break violations, uniform reimbursements, and improper wage statements)
  • Jones v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (prevailing on motion for summary adjudication (and then settling on individual basis) in class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for failure to timely pay final wages, meal/rest break violations, reporting time pay violations and improper wage statements)
  • Jong v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (prevailing on motion for summary adjudication (and successfully defeating appeal) in class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for off-the-clock work)
  • Jordan-Jones v. Jacob Health Care Center (settled class action regarding alleged Labor Code violations for alleged off-the-clock violations, improper wage statements, meal/rest break violations, and untimely payment of final wages)
  • Lemmons v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (settled class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for failure to pay for alleged controlled-standby time)
  • Leon v. Double Zero (settled class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for unpaid overtime, meal break violations, and improper rounding of time records)
  • Lew v. Countrywide (settled class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for alleged unpaid wages, improper wage statements, meal/rest break violations, and untimely payment of final wages)
  • Louie v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (prevailing on motion for lawfulness of on-duty meal period in class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations)
  • Lusso v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (settled action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for alleged misclassification, leading to inaccurate wage statements, unpaid overtime, meal and rest break violations, and untimely payment of final wages)
  • McCracken / Dole v. ABQ Health Partners (settled multi‑plaintiff action concerning alleged breach of contract and fiduciary duty violations related to alleged whistleblower claims involving fraudulent billing issues)
  • Martinez v. Countrywide (settled class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for alleged overtime violations and untimely payment of final wages)
  • Mejia v. Marotto Maintenance (defeated class certification in its entirety and settled (on individual basis) class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for off‑the-clock work and unpaid training time)
  • Mendoza v. Nissan Woodworks (settled multi-plaintiff suit for alleged overtime, meal/rest break, and off-the-clock violations for non-exempt employees)
  • Montecino v. Spherion Corp. (settled on individual basis (for walk-away agreement) class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for failure to timely pay final wages)
  • Ronald Zamora v. Countrywide (settled class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for alleged miscalculation of bonuses and payment of commissions)
  • Rojas v. Peerless Building Management (settled (on individual basis) class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for alleged overtime, meal/rest break, and off-the-clock violations for non-exempt employees)
  • Stevens v GCS Service (successfully defended appeal of motion for summary judgment concerning alleged Labor Code violations for failure to pay compensation for overtime and travel time)
  • Tollefsen v. Countrywide (settled on (individual basis) class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for alleged improper wage statements, meal/rest break violations, and untimely payment of final wages)
  • Wishom v. Bank of America (settled on individual basis (for walk-away agreement) class action concerning alleged Labor Code violations for alleged overtime and off-the-clock violations, and untimely final wages)

Articles

Labor & Employment Law Blog Posts

Speaking Engagements

  • “Litigating Wage-and-Hour Class Actions: Practical Tips and Secrets Revealed from Plaintiffs & Defense Counsel,” Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA) (April 21, 2016)
  • "The Affordable Care Act from an Employer’s Perspective," American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) (September 3, 2014)
  • "Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations," Hiring Done Right Webinar Series (July 31, 2014)
  • "Just Sign on the Dotted Line: Introduction to Physician Employment Agreements and Other Arrangements," Stanford University Hospital, The Stanford Pediatric Fellowship Lecture Series (March 27, 2014)
  • "ObamaCare: Essentials For Employers, The Pay or Play Employer Mandate and Other Important Information on the Affordable Care Act," UCLA Anderson School of Business, Alumni Network seminar series (March 18, 2014)
  • "Everything You Wanted to Know About Health Insurance Exchanges and the Affordable Care Act, but Forgot to Ask!" Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) (December 11, 2013)
  • "Pay or Play: The Impact of ObamaCare on Small and Mid-Sized Businesses," Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA) (December 10, 2013)
  • "Annual Employment Law Update 2010 for California Employers," Vernon Chamber of Commerce (February 2, 2010)
  • "Just Say No to Class Actions: Proven Strategies for Avoiding Class Action Lawsuits," Employer Resource Institute, Business and Legal Reports, 2009 Employment Law Update (October 21, 2009)
  • "2009 California Employment Law Annual Update," Seyfarth Shaw Breakfast Briefing (February 5 & 12, 2009)
  • "Annual Employment Law Update 2009 for California Employers," Vernon Chamber of Commerce (February 3, 2009)
  • "The Most Common Mistakes Your Supervisors Make — And How You Can Get Them To Stop," Employer Resource Institute, Business and Legal Reports, 2008 Employment Law Update (October 15-17, 2008)
  • "Hold 'Em or Fold 'Em?: How Not To Lose The Attorney-Client Privilege," Association of Corporate Counsel of America (ACC), Southern California Chapter (July 16, 2008)

Events