Charles F. Barker

Charles F. Barker is a labor partner in the firm's Los Angeles office where he specializes in labor and employment law matters on behalf of management.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Barker has tried numerous state and federal cases involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, overtime compensation, and other labor-related issues. He has extensive experience representing employers in discrimination and wage and hour class actions and has successfully tried four such cases. He also represents employers before administrative agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Labor, and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

Mr. Barker counsels employers with regard to wage and hour laws and regulations, trade secrets, union matters, and other state and federal laws regulating the employer. He has assisted companies resisting unionization and has experience in collective bargaining, arbitrations, and strikes.

Mr. Barker has assisted and counseled clients in the following industries: insurance, aerospace, retail, finance, trucking, manufacturers, entertainment, lodging, temporary services, and professional services firms.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Labor and Employment, 2) Labor and Employment Counseling, 3) Employment Agreements, 4) Health and Safety Regulations/OSHA, 5) Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets, 6) Wage and Hour Regulations, 7) Labor and Employment Litigation and 8) Labor Union Management Relations
Law School UCLA School of Law (J.D., 1976)
Education University of Southern California (A.B., 1973)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, American State Bar Association
Most recent firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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