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Brian P. Long

Partner

Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9675
Fax: (310) 282-6966
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Mr. Long is a Partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Los Angeles Office.  Mr. Long's practice focuses on representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He represents clients in state and federal court in class and collective wage and hour actions, as well as single and multi-plaintiff actions involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. Mr. Long has defended and counseled employers in a variety of industries, including retail, hospitality, transportation, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, healthcare, pharmaceutical and entertainment.

Mr. Long specializes in the defense of wage and hour class action claims as well as in the defense of single plaintiff harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims.  Mr. Long has also worked on a variety of employment and labor litigation matters, including single plaintiff and class action wage and hour claims, discrimination and harassment actions (including under the FEHA, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, CFRA), whistleblower actions, ERISA actions, Title III access assessment and defense, advice regarding negotiations with the California D.I.R., representation of employers during DOL audits, responses to administrative complaints (including DFEH, EEOC, DOL, EDD, and DIR), and advice/counseling on various employment issues.

Mr. Long received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 2004. While in law school, Mr. Long held an externship with Judge Richard A. Paez of the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Long also held an externship with one of the nation's largest pro bono law firms where he received the Volunteer of the Year Award. 

Mr. Long is a Partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Los Angeles Office.  Mr. Long's practice focuses on representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He represents clients in state and federal court in class and collective wage and hour actions, as well as single and multi-plaintiff actions involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. Mr. Long has defended and counseled employers in a variety of industries, including retail, hospitality, transportation, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, healthcare, pharmaceutical and entertainment.

Mr. Long specializes in the defense of wage and hour class action claims as well as in the defense of single plaintiff harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims.  Mr. Long has also worked on a variety of employment and labor litigation matters, including single plaintiff and class action wage and hour claims, discrimination and harassment actions (including under the FEHA, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, CFRA), whistleblower actions, ERISA actions, Title III access assessment and defense, advice regarding negotiations with the California D.I.R., representation of employers during DOL audits, responses to administrative complaints (including DFEH, EEOC, DOL, EDD, and DIR), and advice/counseling on various employment issues.

Mr. Long received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 2004. While in law school, Mr. Long held an externship with Judge Richard A. Paez of the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Long also held an externship with one of the nation's largest pro bono law firms where he received the Volunteer of the Year Award. 

Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School at Los Angeles (2004)
  • B.A., Claremont McKenna College (2001)

Admissions

  • California

Affiliations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • State Bar of California
  • Claremont McKenna College Alumni Association Board of Directors 2011 to present
  • Selected As Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Star 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014

Representative Engagements

  • Tapia v. Zale Delaware, Inc. (California wage and hour class action and nationwide FLSA collective action involving non-exempt retail employees alleging illegal rounding of time, off-the-clock work, meal and rest period violations, and violations under PAGA)
  • Hodge v. Zale Delaware, Inc. (California wage and hour class action brought by retail employees alleging off-the-clock work, and meal period violations based on on-duty meal period agreement, and violations under PAGA)
  • Aguilar v. Marriott International, Inc. (California wage and hour class action brought by hotel employees alleging rest period violations and violations under PAGA)
  • Wright v. Randstad US, L.P., (California wage and hour class action brought by staffing employees alleging off-the-clock work, regular rate violations for calculation of overtime, meal and rest period violations, violations under PAGA)
  • Gunawan v. Randstad North America (California wage and hour class action brought by staffing employees alleging off-the-clock work for interview time)
  • Dix v. Farmers Insurance Exchange (California wage and hour class action brought by insurance adjusters alleging off-the-clock, meal and rest period violations, violations under PAGA, and expense reimbursement violations)
  • Mann v. Farmers Insurance Exchange (California wage and hour class action brought by insurance adjusters alleging off-the-clock, meal and rest period violations, and violations under PAGA)
  • Araiza v. Farmers Insurance Exchange (California wage and hour class action brought by insurance adjusters and marketing specialists alleging misclassification and expense reimbursement)
  • Aguilar v. 7-Eleven, Inc. (California wage and hour class action brought by retail employees alleging meal and rest period violations)
  • Edmiston v. Loma Linda University Medical Center. (California wage and hour class action involving non-exempt hospital employees asserting claims for off-the-clock work, meal and rest periods, and derivative claims)
  • Yousefian, et. al. v. 21st Century Insurance Co. (FLSA collective action involving insurance sales representatives alleging off-the-clock work and meal and rest period violations)
  • Grigorian, et al. v. 21st Century Insurance Co. (California wage and hour class action involving insurance sales representatives alleging off-the-clock work and meal and rest period violations)
  • Tran et al. v. 21st Century Insurance Co. (California wage and hour class action involving insurance adjusters alleging off-the-clock work and meal and rest period violations)
  • Wilson, et al. v. Farmers Insurance Exchange (California wage and hour class action involving insurance adjusters alleging misclassification and unlawful business practices including denial of overtime compensation and failure to provide workers with meal and rest breaks)
  • Robles, et al. v. General Environmental Management, Inc. (California wage and hour class action involving industrial services employees and truck drivers alleging violation of PAGA, unpaid business expenses, off-the-clock work, and failure to provide meal and rest breaks)
  • Fry v. Philip Services Corporation Industrial Outsourcing, L.P. (California wage and hour class action involving industrial services employees and truck drivers alleging off-the-clock work, failure to provide meal and rest breaks, failure to reimburse business expenses, violation of PAGA, and unfair business practices)
  • Lowell, et al. v. Walz Enterprises, Inc., d.b.a. La-Z-Boy Furniture (California wage and hour class action involving furniture salespersons alleging misclassification and unlawful business practices including denial of overtime compensation and failure to provide workers with meal and rest breaks)
  • Chambers, et al. v. White Memorial Medical Center, Glendale Adventist Medical Center (California wage and hour class action involving hospital employees alleging numerous violations of the California Labor Code including failure to properly calculate the regular rate of pay, off-the-clock work, failure to provide meal and rest periods, and failure to reimburse business expenses)
  • Perez, et al. v. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC (California wage and hour class action involving hotel employees alleging failure to properly calculate the regular rate of pay, off-the-clock work, failure to provide meal and rest periods, and unfair business practices)
  • Urrego v. Kerr Corporation, et al. (California wage and hour class action involving dental office employees alleging failure to pay accrued vacation upon termination of employment)
  • Rochin v. RadioShack Corporation (California wage and hour class action involving retail sales managers alleging failure to reimburse business expenses)
  • Amaya, et al. v. Beverly Hospital (California wage and hour class action involving hospital employees alleging failure to provide meal and rest breaks and off-the-clock work)
  • Wilson v. The Vons Companies, Inc., Safeway Stores, Inc. (California class action involving grocery store employees alleging violation of PAGA for failure to provide suitable seats)
  • Knapp v. Safeway Stores, Inc. (California class action involving grocery store employees alleging violation of PAGA for failure to provide suitable seats)
  • Holloway, et al. v. Best Buy Company, Inc. (Nationwide class action lawsuit involving employees of electronics retailer alleging discrimination based on race and gender)
  • Tse v. Best Buy Company, Inc. (California class action involving alleging employees of electronics retailer alleging discrimination based on age)
  • Janicki v. Charming Shoppes/Lane Bryant (California wage and hour class action involving retail employees alleging failure to reimburse business expenses)
  • Page, et al. v. CSK Auto, Inc. (California wage and hour class action involving auto parts store employees alleging unpaid overtime and off-the-clock work)
  • Johnson, et al. v. Freshpoint, Inc. (California wage and hour class action involving truck drivers alleging off-the-clock work and failure to provide meal and rest periods)
  • Mobley, et al. v. Servisair, LLC (California wage and hour class action involving bus drivers alleging failure to provide meal and rest periods and off-the-clock work)
  • Adoma, Juric v. Apollo Group Inc, University of Phoenix (Wage and hour class action involving college enrollment employees alleging various violations of California Labor Code and the FLSA)
  • Morales, et al. v. ARAMARK Corp.(Wage and hour class action involving food service workers alleging various violations of the California Labor Code)

Other Representative Cases

  • DLSE v. Superior Stucco (Obtained complete reversal of $100,000 judgment against employer entered by state for alleged prevailing wage violations)
  • Werstiuk v. Jacobs Engineering (Obtained complete summary judgment of claims brought by computer design engineer for unpaid wages.  Successfully argued to uphold decision before California Court of Appeal)
  • Lee, et al. v. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. (obtained complete summary judgment of wage and hour action brought by four former loan officers and secured attorneys’ fee award in excess of $600,000 against plaintiffs)
  • Al-Agha v. Cephalon, Inc. (obtained summary adjudication of claims brought by pharmaceutical sales representative alleging whistleblower claims for purported off-label marketing of drugs)
  • Stefanson, et al. v. St. John’s Well Child and Family Center (obtained complete summary judgment of retaliation and whistleblower claims brought by former CFO and Controller of community health network)
  • Maney, et al. Entercom Communications Corp. (obtained complete summary judgment of claims brought by former disk jockeys alleging breach of contract following their termination of employment)
  • Preciado v. Freshpoint, Inc. (obtained complete summary judgment of retaliation, discrimination and invasion of privacy claim brought by order selector)

Publications/Presentations

  • Presenter, “To notice or not to notice, that is the question,” National Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group Meeting, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (September 20, 2017)
  • Author, “When it comes to paying employees final wages, ti-i-i-ime is NOT on your side: A Refresher on Labor Code 203” Seyfarth California Peculiarities Blog (October 29, 2014)
  • Co-Author, "New Decisions Support Waiver Of Class and Representative Arbitration Claims," One Minute Memo, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (October 22, 2014)
  • Author, “One of These Things is Not Like The Others: Some Class Representatives Just Don’t Belong” Seyfarth Wage and Hour Litigation Blog (July 19, 2014)
  • Author, “On Call vs. On Duty: I’m About to Lose Control and I Think I Like It!”, Seyfarth California Peculiarities Blog (May 28, 2014)
  • Author, “Year-End Round Up Of Employment Cases Pending Before the Cal Supremes”, Seyfarth California Peculiarities Blog (December 27, 2013)
  • Author, “The Road Less Traveled: Reimbursing Employee Vehicle Expenses Through Increased Compensation Can Make All The Difference” Seyfarth California Peculiarities Blog (June 12, 2013)
  • Author, “California Court of Appeal Clarifies Ruling To Hold That An Employer May Designate Workweek/Workday that Differs From An Employee’s Assigned Schedule If A Legitimate Business Reason Exists.” Seyfarth Management Alert (April 21, 2011)
  • Author, “California Court of Appeal Makes Two Significant Rulings Regarding Overtime Issues.” Seyfarth Management Alert (March 4, 2011)
  • Author, “California Employees Can’t Sue For Tip Violations.” Seyfarth Management Alert (August 12, 2010)
  • Author, “The Limits of Seeking Statistical Discovery in a Single-Plaintiff Discrimination Action,” Benders California Labor & Employment Bulletin (August 2008)
  • Chapter Contributor, “Chapter 8 - Discovery Issues in Collective and Class Actions,” Wage & Hour Collective and Class Litigation, ALM Law Journal Press (2012). Definitive treatise on wage and hour litigation.
  • Presenter, “Legislative And Wage & Hour Update For California Employers” Seyfarth Breakfast Briefing Series (January 25 and February 3, 2011)