Tyler Z. Bernstein is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Orange County office.
Areas of Practice
Tyler represents employers in a diverse range of industries in both state and federal court. He provides general preventative advice to employers relating to labor and employment issues, and has extensive experience defending employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, breaches of contract, and other related matters. Tyler also regularly defends employers in wage and hour class actions and representative actions. He is a trial attorney who has obtained multiple defense verdicts at trial or arbitration.
Tyler’s practice extends to the business law context, as he has extensive experience defending multinational corporations in “bet the company” commercial litigations and arbitrations. This deep familiarity with business and commercial law enables Tyler to practically advise and represent employers on their labor and employment issues with an eye towards the business and commercial realities that his clients face.
- Defeated a former executive’s breach of contract and fraud claims against a national retailer client following a multi-day arbitration. The former executive sought nearly $5 million in allegedly unpaid compensation under his employment contract, as well as waiting time penalties and punitive damages. After receiving testimony from five witnesses and receiving almost 100 exhibits, the Arbitrator rejected virtually all of the former executive’s claims, finding that the employer paid the former executive all compensation that was due and owing and did not owe the executive the amounts he sought.
Labor and Employment Law Blog Posts
- "AB 1947’S New Filing Period for DLSE Claims and Attorney’s Fees Provisions: Coronavirus Legislation in Sheep’s Clothing?," October 6, 2020
- "Where’s the Meat? Interim Federal Guidance for Meat Plant Worker Safety," May 1, 2020
- "Pay Day, Every Day? Instant Pay Apps and Their Wage and Hour Implications," December 18, 2019
J.D., Boston College, 2013, cum laude
B.A., Cornell University, 2009
- New York