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Carrie A. Gonell

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Irvine, CA, USA


CARRIE A. GONELL

WAGE AND HOUR EXPERTISE
Ms. Gonell has advised clients with respect to compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, state wage payment statutes, and other wage and hour requirements.  She has extensive experience litigating FLSA and state wage claims, including both collective and class actions and individual FLSA and wage and hour claims, in jurisdictions around the country. She has defeated class certification and helped negotiate favorable settlements of FLSA and state wage and hour actions, including in cases involving claims relating to exemption misclassification, off the clock work, deductions, expense reimbursements, independent contractor classification, minimum wage, and payroll compliance issues.
 
Her experience also includes conducting comprehensive internal and Department of Labor audits involving interviews of dozens of supervisors and managers to assist clients in properly classifying their employees as exempt or non-exempt from the applicable wage and hour requirements.

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Complex, class-action, and single-plaintiff employment litigation; wage and hour counseling, litigation and audits; employment discrimination litigation; counseling and litigation regarding leave of absence, accommodation, and other issues related to the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and applicable state laws; negotiating employment contracts; and workplace behavior training.

STATE BAR ADMISSIONS
New York
California

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