Spencer Hamer represents employers in the defense of employment claims, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, whistleblower, and wage and hour matters. He also has extensive experience with class action and PAGA claims. In addition to his litigation practice, he regularly advises employers on how to comply with California and federal employment laws, including FMLA/CFRA, ADA accommodations, equal pay laws, trade secrets and unfair competition. He regularly advises clients on termination issues, executive employment agreements, independent contractor matters, and mass layoffs, and has advised clients in wage and hour audits conducted by state and federal agencies. In addition, he advises buyers and sellers on employment compliance issues arising in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Hamer has also represented employers in labor negotiations and matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act.
Mr. Hamer has successfully represented employers in numerous cases and trials in state and federal court. In addition, his practice involves management training, compliance audits, preparation of employment policies and procedures, workplace investigations, and risk management strategies.
Mr. Hamer has represented employers in a variety of industries, including health care, power and alternative energy, hospitality, manufacturing, and technology.