The California legislature played an active role in 2015 by enacting new rules and amendments in many employment areas. The following covers some of the key highlights, some of which became effective on January 1, 2016.
Kimpo’s experience includes litigating several class actions involving a broad range of complex issues, such as entitlement to overtime and reimbursement under the California Labor Code, exemption status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and proper removal standards under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). Kimpo has developed expertise of the retail industry and counsels clients on practices that help them both achieve their business goals and comply with their obligations as employers.
Kimpo is also committed to serving pro bono clients. In addition to drafting employee handbooks for nonprofits, he has also successfully helped a domestic violence victim regain custody of her child.
Prior to joining Orrick, Kimpo completed a fellowship with the Asian Law Caucus’ Employment Program where he managed cases involving unpaid wages, wrongful termination, discrimination, and unemployment insurance benefits; and provided representation to clients within the public housekeeping, household occupation, transportation and construction industries.