Peter Hering advises employers of all sizes on how to navigate the intricacies of California’s employment laws, in particular its complex wage and hour requirements.
Peter divides his time between counseling employers on strategies for proactively assessing and minimizing litigation risk and representing employers facing a broad array of employment claims.
- Assisting California and national employers with wage and hour compliance self-audits;
- Drafting handbooks, workplace policies, employment agreements, separation agreements;
- Advising on leave of absence and disability accommodation issues;
- Advising on employee discipline and termination issues; and
- Providing in-person sexual harassment training pursuant to A.B. 1825.
- Defending employers in all types of wage and hour litigation, including class actions and representative actions under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).
- Defending employers in discrimination, retaliation, harassment, disability and wrongful termination cases in state and federal court.
- Representing employers in administrative proceedings before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Division of Labor Standards, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and similar agencies.
- Representing employers during government audits (whether by the California Division of Labor Standards, the U.S. Department of Labor, or the California Employment Development Department).
Before joining Rutan in 2014, Peter practiced as a litigation association at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP in New York City.
News & Insights
- “Did Timbs set up constitutionality problems for PAGA?” Daily Journal, March 2019
- “End wage violation penalty piggybacking,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, November 2016
- “The Fragmentation of California Wages,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 2016
- “The Ever-Expanding Categories of Employee and Employer: Changing the Way Independent Contractor and Joint Employer Issues Will Be Litigated,” ABTL Report, Spring 2016
- “Ax Employee/Contractor Dichotomy?” Los Angeles Daily Journal, July 2015
- “Employers Beware: Navigating Legal Landmines in the Battle Over Immigration,” Orange County Business Journal, March 2015
- “The Consercio Decision and the Need to Account for Discovery Outside the Arbitration Procedure,” 18 Arbitration News 118 (February 2013) (with H. Christopher Boehing and Damien F. Berkhout)
Awards & Affiliations
Memberships & Associations
- California Bar Association
- Orange County Bar Association