Lauren Teukolsky’s “Wage and Hour Case Notes” were published in the July 2022 edition of the California Labor and Employment Review, describing seven new decisions from California and U.S. appellate courts that affect wage and hour law. The column discusses whether trial courts may dismiss PAGA claims on manageability grounds, the proper application of the exclusive concurrent jurisdiction doctrine, a district court’s error in determining whether CAFA jurisdictional threshold was met, the proper application of the “ABC” test in jury instructions, and a good-faith defense to the imposition of waiting time penalties.
Wage-and-hour law is a dynamic field, with new appellate decisions that regularly reshape the legal landscape. Ms. Teukolsky is an expert in California wage-and-hour law, and speaks regularly on wage-and-hour topics at national and state conferences.
If you would like to consult with Ms. Teukolsky on a wage-and-hour matter, use this page to get in touch.
On July 18, Lauren Teukolsky spoke on a panel entitled, "Navigating PAGA's Choppy Waters: Viking River Cruises and Other Threats to PAGA." The panel was presented as part of the Annual Advanced Wage & Hour Seminar put on by the California Lawyers Employment Association (CELA), an organization of more than 1,200 plaintiff-side employment attorneys. Ms. Teukolsky was joined by Michael Rubin, a partner at Altshuler Berzon in San Francisco, and Mariko Yoshihara, CELA's Legislative Counsel & Policy Director.
The panel discussed the history of the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) leading up to the Supreme Court's June 2022 decision in Moriana v Viking River Cruises, the strategy pursued by the plaintiffs' attorneys going into briefing and oral argument, the various aspects of the opinion (including Justice Sotomayor's brilliant concurrence), post-Viking developments, and practical advice for plaintiffs' attorneys facing post-Viking motions to compel arbitration in PAGA cases.
Ms. Teukolsky has frequently spoken on topics related to PAGA and arbitration, including at the California State Bar's Advanced Wage & Hour Conference and LACBA's Labor & Employment Symposium. She is available to consult on cases raising complex post-Viking issues and to assist with briefing. Contact us here if you would like to explore retaining Ms. Teukolsky.
Ms. Teukolsky will speak on a panel for a CELA Webinar on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana on July 18, 2022, from 12 pm to 1:15 pm. At the webinar, Ms. Teukolsky will unpack the Court’s decision and discuss the decision’s impact on pending and future cases brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Ms. Teukolsky will speak alongside co-panelist Michael Rubin of Altshuler Berzon LLP, and the discussion will be moderated by Mariko Yoshihara, CELA Legislative Counsel & Policy Director. To register for the webinar, click here.
Ms. Teukolsky has fought to protect employee’s rights for over 20 years and is a frequent speaker at conferences on topics of employment law and litigation. She is also frequently cited in news publications for her commentary on developments in the field and was most recently quoted in a June Bloomberg Law article on the Supreme Court’s decision in Viking River. To learn more about Ms. Teukolsky’s experience, click here.
CELA (California Employment Lawyers Association) is a statewide organization that works to protect and expand the legal rights of workers through litigation, education, and advocacy.
Lauren Teukolsky is the founder and owner of Teukolsky Law, A Professional Corporation.