Scott K. Liner is a Partner in Liner's Litigation Group, practicing exclusively in the area of labor and employment law. Scott represents corporate clients of all sizes in class action lawsuits and other litigation matters in federal and state courts. He also represents clients, corporate and individual, in wage and compensation matters, wrongful termination, leave, discrimination, and harassment issues. Scott also represents clients before the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). Scott represents clients in a broad array of industries, including real estate, hospitality, entertainment, education, transportation, financial services, and grocery distribution.
In addition to employment litigation, Scott provides ongoing advice and counsel to clients on employment-related issues and conducts educational seminars and training for managers and supervisors of client companies, including the mandatory sexual harassment training pursuant to California Assembly Bill 1825. He has also conducted internal investigations on behalf of companies concerning employment matters. He speaks regularly in public and private forums on current employment topics.
Scott's practice emphasizes taking preventative measures to avoid employment-based claims and to resolve claims whenever feasible and appropriate at the earliest possible stages. Scott works closely with his clients to ensure their satisfaction and to enable the client to make well-informed decisions that take into account the legal as well as business considerations that relate to the particular concern.
Scott regularly advises clients and represents them in litigation on a wide array of wage and hour related issues, including but not limited to the following:
- Meal and Rest periods
- Minimum wage claims
- Service charge claims
- Uniform and other expense claims
- Misclassification claims
- Sick leave, PTO and Accrued Vacation claims
Scott also has extensive experience in assisting clients with their litigation and counseling needs on the following topics:
- Harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims based upon sex, race, disability, and other protected categories before the EEOC, DFEH, and in state and federal court
- California Labor Code section 132a, and Serious and Willful actions before the Workers Compensation Appeals Board
- Counseling employers with regard to leaves of absence covered by Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act, and Pregnancy Disability Leave
- Advising on and drafting trade secret and proprietary information agreements, and representing employers in litigation involving trade secrets and unfair competition
- Employment contract claims
- Addressing workplace violence issues, including threat assessment and obtaining temporary restraining orders
- Complying with OSHA regulations, including developing an OSHA program
- Advising on Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN) Act concerns associated with reductions in force
- Drafting comprehensive employee handbooks and related employment policies
- Preparing employment contracts, including executive and independent contractor agreements, and drafting arbitration agreements