Ron Holland represents employers in state and federal court litigation, including wage and hour class actions, whistleblowing, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, breach of contract, and other complex labor and employment matters. He has experience defending employers in proceedings before governmental agencies, such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the California Labor Commissioner and the US Department of Labor.

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  • Secured a motion to dismiss all claims in a wage-and-hour class action regarding California law to oil platforms in Santa Barbara channel based on labor pre-emption. He argued that California wage-and-hour law under Mendiola was preempted on for oil rigs on outer continental shelf based on application of collective bargaining agreement*
  • Defeated class certification in wage-and-hour piece rate case for a trucking company paying drivers by the mile*
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for a wage-and-hour class action regarding claims for failure to pay hourly wages, failure to pay reporting time wages, failure to pay overtime wages, failure to provide meal periods, failure to provide rest periods, failure to provide accurate itemized wage statements and violation of Unfair Competition Law. Successfully compelled individual arbitration, with the issue of arbitrability of class claims to be decided by the arbitrator, which led to successful settlement of individual claims and dismissal of class claims*

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  • Labor Relations Institute, Top 100 Labor Attorneys in the United States, 2006 to 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in Labor Law – Management in San Francisco area
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2010 to 2022, Labor Law – Management; Employment Law – Individuals; Litigation – Labor and Employment

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Fordham University School of Law, JD, 1990
Cornell University, BS, 1987

New York