Andrew M. Paley

Co-Chair, Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Andrew M. Paley

Andrew M. Paley

Co-Chair, Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Andrew Paley is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department in Seyfarth Shaw’s Los Angeles office. Mr. Paley’s practice focuses on defending employers in complex collective and class action litigations. Mr. Paley is co-chair of the firm’s National Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group, Chair of the firm’s California Wage & Hour Litigation group, and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Department Steering Committee.

Mr. Paley has litigated numerous class and collective actions for alleged wage and hour violations under both state and federal law for clients in the financial services, retail, hospitality, telecommunications, and insurance industries. These cases include claims alleging misclassification of employees as exempt or as independent contractors; “off-the-clock” and regular rate violations; denied reimbursements; miscalculation of commissions and bonuses; failure to pay prevailing wages; and meal/rest break violations. Mr. Paley’s experience includes the defense of large nationwide collective actions and multi-district litigations. He also advises clients on conducting pre-litigation wage and hour audits.

Mr. Paley is one of three authors of the definitive treatise on wage and hour litigation, Wage & Hour Collective and Class Litigation, and has written and lectured on numerous employment law topics. Mr. Paley also has been a guest lecturer at the Stanford, Pepperdine, and Southwestern law schools. Mr. Paley has been recognized by Legal 500 as a “smart, responsive lawyer who understands the needs of the business in addition to the subject matter of the litigation,” and was named one of the top labor and employment lawyers in California by the Daily Journal.

Andrew Paley is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department in Seyfarth Shaw’s Los Angeles office. Mr. Paley’s practice focuses on defending employers in complex collective and class action litigations. Mr. Paley is co-chair of the firm’s National Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group, Chair of the firm’s California Wage & Hour Litigation group, and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Department Steering Committee.

Mr. Paley has litigated numerous class and collective actions for alleged wage and hour violations under both state and federal law for clients in the financial services, retail, hospitality, telecommunications, and insurance industries. These cases include claims alleging misclassification of employees as exempt or as independent contractors; “off-the-clock” and regular rate violations; denied reimbursements; miscalculation of commissions and bonuses; failure to pay prevailing wages; and meal/rest break violations. Mr. Paley’s experience includes the defense of large nationwide collective actions and multi-district litigations. He also advises clients on conducting pre-litigation wage and hour audits.

Mr. Paley is one of three authors of the definitive treatise on wage and hour litigation, Wage & Hour Collective and Class Litigation, and has written and lectured on numerous employment law topics. Mr. Paley also has been a guest lecturer at the Stanford, Pepperdine, and Southwestern law schools. Mr. Paley has been recognized by Legal 500 as a “smart, responsive lawyer who understands the needs of the business in addition to the subject matter of the litigation,” and was named one of the top labor and employment lawyers in California by the Daily Journal.

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Co-Chair, Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group at Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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Seyfarth Shaw has grown from three Chicago attorneys in 1945 to a full-service law firm. The firm's offerings, capabilities and geographic locations allow them to respond to the critical legal and business issues of their clients.

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2004

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