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Out to Lunch: The Brinker Decision and What it Means for Employers and Workers

Labor and Employment Section
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
1000 Broadway
Suite 480
Oakland CA, 94607
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Please join the Labor & Employment section for this MCLE program that will provide a thorough analysis of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brinker v. Superior Court of San Diego County. The discussion will include analysis of the ruling and the scope of an employer’s duty to provide meal and rest breaks. The panelists will also explain how the ruling may impact wage and hour litigation going forward.
Kimberly Kralowec
6/27/2012 12:00 AM
Kimberly Kralowec is the principal and founder of The Kralowec Law Group, a plaintiff's firm handling wage/hour, anti-trust, consumer fraud, and civil rights class actions. Ms. Kralowec was lead appellate counsel for the workers in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court (Hohnbaum), 53 Cal.4th 1004 (2012). In recognition of her work on the Brinker case, Ms. Kralowec was named by the Daily Journal as one of the Top Women Lawyers in California.

Ms. Kralowec is a member of the Executive Committee of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California, and will serve as the Section's First Vice Chair in 2012-2013. She is also on the Board of Governors of Consumer Attorneys of California, where she is an active member of the Amicus Curiae Committee.

For more information about Kimberly Kralowec, please see: The Kralowec Law Group.

Rhonda L. Nelson
1/1/0001 12:00 AM
Rhonda Nelson is a Shareholder in the San Francisco office of Severson & Werson. She specializes in labor and employment litigation, advice, and counseling, and represents employers in a wide variety of issues arising within the employer/employee relationship. Ms. Nelson is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California Labor and Employment Law Sections. She received .

Ms. Nelson's recent publications include: "Employment Law Case Update" with Kristine Kwong, Natasha M. Price and April M. Ramsey. (8th Annual CLE Expo, Chicago, Illinois, March 2009); and "Identifying and Addressing Bias Against Women and Minorities in the Legal Profession," (Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada's Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 2008).

For more information about Rhonda Nelson, please see: Severson & Werson.

Latika Malkani
1/1/0001 12:00 AM
Latika Malkani is a partner at Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani where she exclusively represents employees and labor unions. Ms. Malkani litigates all employment matters, including wage and hour claims and class actions, enforcement of anti-discrimination laws, fraud and misrepresentation claims, whistleblower protection cases, and other wrongful termination matters. She also provides advice to several labor unions, representing both private and public sector employees, including health care workers, letter carriers, and employees of the University of California.

Ms. Malkani has worked at the State of California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, as well as serving as a Policy Analyst with the City and County of San Francisco's Commission on the Status of Women.

For more information about Latika Malkani, please see: Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani.

Matthew Roland Bainer
1/1/0001 12:00 AM
Matthew Bainer serves as a Senior Associate for Scott Cole and Associates, APC. Mr. Bainer is an experienced advocate of employee's rights and has successfully represented tens of thousands of employees, both in California and throughout the nation. Mr. Bainer has written for both legal periodicals and academic law reviews and is the firm's first-contact attorney for new client matters.

Mr. Bainer is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law (where he served as Managing Editor of the Maritime Law Journal) and the Unversity of California at Berkeley. Mr. Bainer is admitted to practice before the Northern and Central District Courts of California, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and has been admitted to practice (pro hac vice) in various federal courts outside of California.

To learn more about Matthew Bainer, please see: Scott Cole and Associates.

Event Cost:
MCLE Plus Members
Labor and Employment Section Members
ACBA Members
1.5 hr(s)