Eric Edward Hill

Eric Hill is Senior Counsel in the Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group in Seyfarth Shaw’s San Francisco office. Mr. Hill’s practice focuses on defending employers in collective and class action litigation and providing advice regarding compliance with wage and hour statutes. Mr. Hill has represented employers in the hospitality, retail, office services, consulting, energy, child care, staffing, real estate, video game, food and beverage and technology industries.

Mr. Hill was part of the trial team that obtained the first defense jury verdict in a wage and hour class action in California. The Daily Journal named this case one of the top 10 defense jury verdicts in California for the year. In the same case, the trial court’s decertification of another class was upheld on appeal in a published decision. Mr. Hill has secured denial of class certification, dismissals, and favorable settlements in exempt misclassification, off-the-clock, and overtime cases. He has also developed specialized expertise in class actions related to the reimbursement of business expenses under California law.

Mr. Hill has presented to numerous groups of HR and legal professionals on California wage and hour law. He also authored a chapter of a leading treatise on wage and hour litigation, Wage & Hour Collective and Class Litigation, ALM Law Journal Press (2012).

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Areas of Practice 1) Labor & Employment, 2) Wage & Hour Litigation, 3) California Labor Code Litigation, 4) Complex Discrimination Litigation, 5) Labor & Employee Relations and 6) California Wage & Hour Litigation
Law School American University, Washington College of Law (J.D., 1994)
Admitted Year 2002
Education Stanford University (B.A., 1989)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Associatio, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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