Coordinator, US Nationwide
Rafael serves as Co-Leader of our affiliate firmā€™s Labor and Employment Practice Team. He represents both international and national employers in complex employment matters, including wage and hour class actions, employment tax litigation/audits, and appellate litigation. Rafael also defends employers against discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and retaliation claims. He has particular experience with California wage-hour compliance, independent contractor issues, drafting and enforcing arbitration agreements, and Federal-WARN Act and California-WARN Act compliance. His client base includes professional employer organizations, staffing companies, gig economy companies, manufacturing companies, and transportation companies.
Additionally, Rafael counsels employers on day-to-day workplace compliance issues, workplace investigations, employee discipline, reasonable accommodation/leave issues, and wage and hour compliance issues.
Rafael has a B.A, Political Science from Stanford University and a J.D. from George Washington University Law School. He has been named in Best Lawyers in America since 2015 and is a member of the Orange County, Hispanic National and American Bar Associations.