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Anthony C. Oceguera

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Anthony Oceguera’s passion for labor and employment law dates back to his third year in law school, when he clerked at a boutique employment law firm specializing in wrongful termination cases. He stayed on after passing the Bar in 2008 and spent several years handling all aspects of employment cases, including drafting complaints, taking and defending depositions, opposing numerous motions for summary judgment. He became especially adept at cases involving claims of discrimination, violation of federal and California leave law, failure to accommodation and whistleblower retaliation. For the past several years he has represented employers exclusively, defending them in federal and state litigation, and in matters brought before the Labor Commissioner and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. Like most defense attorneys, he spends most of his days helping his clients navigate the treacherous waters of wage and hour litigation. His years handling Plaintiff cases helps him in understanding the motivations of those on the other side which is critical to achieving better outcomes for employers.

Education

Juris Doctor, University of California Hastings College of Law; May 2008
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, magna cum laude, June 2005

Publications & Lectures

  • The Department of Labor States its View on Joint Employment Liability, Blog, Jan. 29, 2016
  • Travel Time Pay and the Construction Industry, Blog, Oct. 28, 2015
  • Service Advisors Are Not Exempt Under the FLSA, Blog, Mar. 30, 2015
  • Plaintiffs Face an Increasingly Uphill Battle to Certify Meal Period Class Actions Post-Brinker, Nov. 17, 2014
  • Any Business Use of a Personal Cell Phone Requires Employee Reimbursement, Blog, Aug. 15, 2014

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California (2008 – present)