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Employment Law in Bakersfield

Employment Lawyers Group in Bakersfield has been representing employees since 1993 handling more than 1,775 employment cases.
Wrongfully Terminated, Discrimination from: National Origin, Race, Age, or Disability, Cancer, Pregnancy, or Family Medical
Sexual Harassment, Unpaid Wages. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Breaks
877 525 0700

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Karl Gerber

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Karl Gerber


KARL GERBER, 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 1,775 Separate Superior Court, Federal District Court, and Arbitration in California & Multiple Appeals.
Karl Gerber, Workplace Lawyer Weekly Radio Show Heard on KABC790, April 22, 2018 to Present

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).


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,” Wetset 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 400 Web Published Articles on Labor Law Including “California Employees Are Paid to For Sleeping” (2011), a NOLO Publication


MEMBER:
State Bar of California (Member, Labor Section); California Employment Lawyer’s Association;
Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club


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, Daily Journal, Fortune, New York Magazine, Newsweek, The Recorder, Sacramento Bee, Shrm, and the Wall Street Journal


PRACTICE AREAS:
Whistleblower
Wrongful Termination
Employment Discrimination
Sexual Harassment
Breach of Contract
Wage Disputes Including Class Actions


PUBLISHED CASES:
Pinedo v. Premium Tobacco, 85 Cal.App.4th 774, 102 Cal.Rptr.2d 435 (2000); Boonyarit v. Payless Shoesource, Inc., 145 Cal.App.4th 1188 (2006); Young v. Exon, 167 Cal.App.4th 1467 (2008); Sparks v. Vista del Mar Child and Family Services, 207 Cal.App.4th 1511 (2012); Alamo v. Practice Management, 219 Cal.App.4th 466 (2013); Vasquez v. v. Franklin Management, 212 Cal.App.4th 819 (2013). 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).


CLASS COUNSEL & PAGA WORK:
Approved class counsel on three complex class actions in 2017, three non-class PAGA approved settlements in 2017, 1 PAGA settlement in 2018


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).


TRIAL EXPERIENCE:
46/48 wins for all binding arbitration and jury trials first-chaired

  • J.D.
    Southwest Law
    1992
  • Super Lawyer
    Super Lawyers
    2003 - Present
Employment Lawyers Group, Bakersfield
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Bakersfield, CA 93309
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