John Skousen is a partner in the Irvine office. His practice is concentrated on wage and hour law and employment litigation.
John has a unique blend of appellate and trial experience, as well as practical experience in business and personnel management.
Following his graduation from law school, John served as a law clerk/staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and then served as a law clerk for United States District Court Judge Walter J. Gex, III, of the Southern District of Mississippi.
Before attending law school, John worked in various management positions in a prominent Fortune 500 company in Los Angeles, during which time he earned a graduate degree in management and taught personnel management courses at California State University, San Bernardino.
Subsequently, he studied for two years at the Claremont Graduate School's prestigious executive management program in the Peter Drucker School of Management.
As a lawyer, John not only represents employers in class actions and other employment litigation, he creates and presents webinars and conducts management training on a variety of topics, including management practices impacting on state and federal equal employment opportunity laws, harassment prevention, and compliance with state and federal wage & hour laws.
When Management Fails: Missing the Obvious Can Topple A Company November 30, 2011
Labor Law Challenges for Your Construction Business November 1, 2011
Legal Risks of Giving Title Changes in Lieu of Raises June 1, 2011
The Rules of Reducing Salaries: Tips to Consider Before Implementing Pay Cuts July 1, 2010
Certain Reductions to Salaried Exempt Pay and Work Schedules Approved November 2, 2009
Quotes and Soundbites
For California Employers, Seating Is a Hazy Topic February 14, 2014
Brinker Provided Guidance to Employers On Break Rules in California May 22, 2012
California's Regular Rate: Getting It Right Can Save Money October 1, 2013
Court Clarifies Impact Of Multi-Tasking On Exempt Status July 1, 2013
Late Breaking News April 1, 2013
New Rules For Commission-Paid Employees Take Effect January 1, 2013 January 2, 2013
Decision Provides Greater Flexibility In Scheduling Meetings October 1, 2012
Commissioned-Salesperson Ruling Is Big Win For Employers October 1, 2012
A Closer Look At The Brinker Decision July 2, 2012
Sue An Employee, But Pay For Attorneys' Fees? January 3, 2012
How Do You Recapture Debt From An Employee's Final Paycheck? Very Carefully October 1, 2011
Court Clarifies Meaning Of Commissions July 1, 2011
Pay Stub Rulings Continue April 1, 2011
Minimum Wage As Class Warfare: A Creeping Activism October 1, 2010
Employers Who Win Meal and Rest-Period Claims Can Recover Fees and Costs October 1, 2010
Dealing With The Labor Commissioner July 1, 2010
Avoiding Reporting-Time Claims April 1, 2010
Annual Bonuses: Are They Factored Into Overtime? April 1, 2010
Documentation Beyond Timekeeping Saves Dollars October 1, 2009
Defending Wage Claims Before the California Labor Commissioner July 1, 2009
Some Key Points for Wage/Hour Compliance April 1, 2009
The Explosion of Overtime Claims (Part 2) January 1, 2009
Benefits of Leveraging Class Arbitrations with Mediation and Creativity - Irvine, CA
June 7, 2013
Understanding California Laws on Meal and Rest Periods: The Impact of the Brinker Restaurant Case
Proactive Wage & Hour Strategies for California Trucking Companies