Employment Lawyers Group Attorneys

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Karl Gerber

Karl Gerber Los Angeles History

Background

  • Born Westwood, California, October 25, 1969
  • admitted to California bar, 1993, California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • 1994, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts of California
  • 1995, U.S. District Court Southern District, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 1996
  • State Bar of Texas 2010, District of Columbia Bar 2010, Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers 2010

Education

  • California State University, Northridge (B.A. 1990)
  • Southwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1993)

Employment

  • Principal, Employment Lawyer’s Group (2008-Present)
  • 3-4 Staff Attorneys in California, 3-9 Of-Counsel Attorneys in California & Elsewhere, Nationwide, Pro Hac Basis & Plaintiff Employment Law Expert Witness Services With 8-85 Law Firms (2008-2011)
  • Co-Counsel Office Massachusetts (2010-Present)
  • Founder & Managing Partner, Danz & Gerber (1994-2008)
  • Statewide Leader in Employee Lawsuits, Multiple Office Operation, 6-12+ Attorneys Throughout California, Appellate, Law & Motion, Trial Work, Brief Editor
  • Law Offices of Karl Gerber (1993-1994)
  • During Career, Handled Over Separate Superior Court, Federal District Court, and Arbitrations in California & Multiple Appeals
  • Tens of Thousands Represented Through Class Actions, Collective Actions, and PAGA actions

Fiction Writing Novels

  • Modem Stud (2014)
  • Does This Make My Butt Look Big? (2007)
  • Angelenos Ain’t Lizards aka Legend of the Lizard People (2006)

Short Stories

  • Hallway (1989)
  • Eggie (1990)
  • Odd Client (1994)
  • Dullard (1995)
  • Red Pants and Allergy Pills (1990, 2000)
  • The Visitor (2020)

Legal Publications

  • “Self Critical Analysis Documents & After Acquired Evidence” Consumer Attorneys of California, 1997
  • “Self Critical Analysis Documents are Discoverable,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 12, 1997
  • “Permanent Responsibility,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 16, 1999
  • “Working Moms Have Legal Rights,” Wet Set Gazette, Fall 2000
  • “Federal and State Discrimination Law are Diverging,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, July 7, 2003
  • “The Late 2003 Amendment to Labor Code Sections 1102.5 and 1106 are Salutary,” Matthew Bender California Labor and Employment Bulletin, August 2004
  • "Labor Code Sections 2699 & 2699.3 Traps for the Weary & Burden to All," San Fernando Valley Bar Notes, February 2005
  • Internet Content Writer of More Than 1,000 Web Published Articles on Labor Law Including “California Employees Are Paid to For Sleeping” (2011), a NOLO Publication

Radio Shows

  • Karl Gerber, Workplace Lawyer Show KABC 790 One Hour of Scripted Weekly Comedy and Occasional Guest Interviews (April 22, 2018-December 2020, May of 2022 to November of 2022)
  • Karl Gerber Workplace Lawyer Show 94.7 FM 30 Minutes Weekly Scripted Comedy, Local History Presentations, Employment Law, The Wave, Los Angeles’ #3 station (2022)

Membership

  • State Bar of California (Member, Labor Section)
  • California Employment Lawyer’s Association (CELA; Wage & Hour Committee)

Awards & Rankings

  • 2010, 2011, 2012 Superlawyer (only 5% of the bar is so voted)
  • Dean’s List During College 5 out of 8 Semesters
  • Unfair Competition Book Award 1992

Recent Media Interviews On Employment Law

  • Channel 17 Bakersfield
  • Channel 29 Bakersfield
  • Channel 8 CBS San Diego (asked to do employment law TV show)
  • Daily Journal
  • Fortune
  • Fox News
  • New York Magazine
  • Newsweek
  • The Recorder
  • Sacramento Bee
  • Shrm
  • Volture
  • The Wall Street Journal

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Wage Disputes Including Class Actions & PAGA
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Job Terminations Due to Medical Conditions
  • Approved class counsel on many complex and non-complex wage and hour class actions and PAGA settlements

Published Cases

Speaking Engagements

  • 36th Annual Consumer Attorneys of California Convention (MCLE Provider), November 16, 1997
  • Leftjaw, Labor Code Section 2699 (MCLE Provider), Fall of 2005
  • Lorman Group, Prevailing Wage Law in California, September 10, 2014 in Bakersfield (MCLE Faculty)
  • Karl Gerber, Workplace Lawyer Weekly Radio Show Heard on KABC 790, April 22, 2018 thru December of 2020, May 2022 to November of 2022
  • May 2022 to November of 2022 Karl Gerber, Workplace Lawyer Show heard on 94.7 Wave (a top rated radio station in Los Angeles)
  • September 6, 2022 to present Karl Gerber, Workplace Lawyer Show heard on 105.1 Go Country (the premier country station in the US)

Trial Experience 50 binding arbitrations and jury trials first-chaired


Ann Guleser

sue for sexual harassment

Employment

  • Employment Lawyer’s Group (2008-Present)
  • Danz & Gerber (2006-2008)

Bar Admission

  • California (2000)

Languages

  • English
  • Armenian

Trial Experience

  • Ann Guleser of the Employment Lawyers Group won on appeal before Division 8 of the 2nd Appellate District on Vasquez v. Franklin Management. This case was an appeal of a sustained demurrer on whether it was intolerable for a $10.00 an hour employee to quit because his employer refused to reimburse him for unpaid mileage that had the effect of bringing his hourly wage down below minimum wage. During the argument of the case in front of the court of appeal, the court commented that failing to pay mileage reimbursements to a $10.00 hour employee was, "Terrible." The court wanted the other side to explain why the situation was not intolerable. The court argued that the Plaintiff quit over not receiving reimbursements. The other justices chimed in to say, "Exactly, that is why it was intolerable. He quit." The court believed that it was intolerable under these facts whereby a lack of reimbursements brought the average hourly wage below minimum wage. The court stated that if this involved an executive maybe not, but this was not an executive.
  • Accordingly, California Labor Code Section 2802 regarding employee reimbursements qualifying as a public policy justifying wrongful termination or constructive wrongful termination (being forced to quit).
  • Ann Guleser also won the appeal on Dominguez v. Washington Mutual Bank (2008) 168 Cal.App.4th 714, 720–721, wherein the court held that Plaintiff’s DFEH complaint was timely under an equitable exception to the one-year deadline known as the continuing violation doctrine because the conduct was similar in kind to the conduct that fell outside the limitations period, it was reasonably frequent, and it had not yet acquired a degree of permanence. Dominguez at 720–721, CACI 2508.

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