Gerardo V. Hernandez defends employers in both judicial and administrative proceedings and has significant experience in all stages of litigation. He regularly represents clients against claims under state and federal law involving wage and hour compliance, discrimination and harassment, unfair labor practices, and the California Private Attorney General Act (PAGA).
Gerardo has defended business owners in labor and employment matters, and wage and hour claims at both the state and federal level. Additionally, Gerardo has advised on Union decertifications with the National Labor Relations Board and the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board, as well as Occupational Safety and Health Administration citation appeals, discrimination charges filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and unlawful labor practice charges against employers. He also served as lead counsel in numerous debt collection actions, where he collected hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of his clients. Early in his career, Gerardo gained valuable legal experience during internships which included civil discovery requests, general corporate compliance issues, mergers and acquisitions, and client management.
Having grown up in an entrepreneurial family, Gerardo is dedicated to providing legal assistance to employers, particularly in the Hispanic business community. He is committed to working with business owners to sustain and further their business ventures.