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Jeremy T. Naftel

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Practice Areas
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • J.D., 1996, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  • B.A., 1993, Pomona College

About Jeremy

With a practice emphasis on single plaintiff and class action labor and employment litigation for management, Jeremy helps employers prevail in complex claims of discrimination and harassment, wrongful discharge, wage and hour, and Private Attorney General Act of 2004 (PAGA) litigation. He has an impressive record of success at state and federal trial and appellate courts.   Jeremy works closely with clients to offer industry-specific and California-law compliant management training and as-needed advice and counseling.

Jeremy’s representation of national employers with California workforce includes upholding a summary judgment dismissal before the Supreme Court of California of a wrongful termination claim for a financial institution, and a recent victory when he thwarted class certification of 20,000 employees claiming various off-the clock violations.

Jeremy frequently speaks to other attorneys on the best practices for defending wage and hour class action litigation and PAGA claims.  He is co-author of a book, Employer’s Survival Guide for the Hospitality Industry, which was written to help managers in the restaurant and hospitality industry handle everyday personnel related issues.

Professional Affiliations

Northern California Super Lawyers, Listed 2014 – 2022

Sacramento County Bar Association


The Employer Survival Guide for the Hospitality Industry, Co-author with Mark Spring, 2003

Written Opinions

Kulshrestha v. First Union Commercial Corp., 33 Cal. 4th 601 (2004)

English v. IKON Business Solutions, Inc., 94 Cal. App. 4th 130 (2001)


“What California Employers Need to Know About Wage & Hour Class Actions and PAGA Lawsuits”, Co-Presenter, CDF Webinar Series, September 2018

“Class and Representative Action Issues Facing the Security Industry in California”, National Association of Security Companies – NASCO Legal Forum, February 2017

“Status of California Class Action Lawsuits”, CALSAGA Annual Conference, October 2016

“Employment Law Practice: Year in Review”, CEB, January 2016

“How California Employers Can Protect Themselves from the Coming Wave of PAGA Litigation: Not a Joking Matter”, CDF Webinar Series, April 2015

“Employment Law Trends”, American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s Annual CLE Conference, Chicago, April 2013

“Wage & Hour Class Actions and PAGA”, Sacramento County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, February 2012

“New Labor and Employment Law Developments for 2012”, Davis Chamber of Commerce, February 2012

“ACI’s 13th Annual National Forum on Wage and Hour Claims and Class Actions”, co-presenter, American Conference Institute, September 2012