Spencer is a partner in the Irvine office. He is an aggressive litigator who has successfully represented clients in mediation, arbitration, in front of governmental agencies, as well as state and federal court proceedings. Spencer has particular experience in the areas of wage and hour laws, employee compensation plans, laws regulating drug testing and background checks, and harassment/discrimination claims.
Spencer has litigated numerous multi-plaintiff cases and class-action cases, including wage and hour claims, claims brought under the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and analogous state laws, state and federal prevailing wage laws.
Spencer has also successfully defended employers against cases brought by individual plaintiffs, including claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Likewise, he has handled audits conducted by the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), the United States Department of Labor (DOL), and the Employment Development Department (EDD).
Additionally, Spencer provides preventive advice and training to clients on various personnel issues, including background checks, drug testing, employee classification issues, strategic restructuring and layoffs, disciplinary issues, termination, medical leaves, FMLA/CFRA compliance, employee compensation agreements, and general employment policies and procedures.