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Employment Law Yearbook 2021

Author(s): Timothy J. Long
Practice Area: Employee privacy, Employment and labor, Employment discrimination, Regulation and compliance (Employment and labor), Retaliation (Employment discrimination)
Date: Apr 2021 i Other versions can be found in the Related Items tab.
ISBN: 9781402437786
PLI Item #: 318892

This annual publication provides a comprehensive overview of U.S. employment law, highlighting significant case law, legislative changes, government agency actions, and other developments of the prior year. Major topics include:

  • Wage-and-hour laws and litigation
  • The Office of Federal Con­tract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and related recent developments, compliance initiatives, case law, and settlements
  • Discrimination based on gender and related characteristics, the Equal Pay Act, and sexual harassment
  • Discrimination  based on race, religion, and national origin
  • Age discrimination, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA), and related litigation
  • Equal employment opportunity (EEO) class actions
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Employee privacy law and privacy rights litigation
  • Protection of trade secrets
  • Whistleblowing and other retaliation claims
  • Employee blogging, social media use by employees and by employers, related laws and regulations, social media in investigations and litigation
  • Family, medical, and military leave, recent developments under the FMLA and USERRA
  • Arbitration, the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), employer-employee arbitration agreements, and disputes

Timothy Long has deep experience litigating complex labor and employment issues, having served as lead counsel in multiple class, collective, and representative actions and advising on dozens more. Tim litigates wage-and-hour matters, including exemption, incentive compensation, independent contractor, off-the-clock, and pay practice claims. He also has defeated class and collective certification (including at Stage One) in exemption, off-the-clock, and pay practice cases.

Tim advises businesses on employment litigation and other types of claims. He litigates employment discrimination and wrongful termination claims, as well as matters involving trade secrets. Tim provides counsel on many corporate matters and often advises entertainment industry employers on emerging issues. Tim has both prosecuted and defended employers in trade secret and unfair business practices litigation. He has also resisted competitor efforts to enjoin the lawful practices of his clients.

Tim represents employers before state and federal administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH), Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), and Employment Development Department (EDD). He also conducts workplace investigations and audits.

Tim has wide-ranging experience handling traditional labor relations matters, including advising on certification and decertification elections. Throughout his career, he has litigated dozens of traditional labor disputes, representing clients in courts, before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and in private arbitration. Tim also advises clients on labor relations issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions.