Samantha D. Hardy

Samantha D. Hardy: Attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Biography

Samantha D. Hardy is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's San Diego Office. She leads the firm's Retail team, and is active on the Food and Beverage team.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Hardy practices labor and employment law, with a focus on defense of employers in all types of labor and employment matters, as well as on proactively advising employers to avoid litigation. Ms. Hardy has handled single plaintiff discrimination, retaliation, harassment, failure to accommodate, wrongful termination, and defamation cases, as well as other statutory, contract and tort-related claims, and has developed an expertise in California and national wage and hour issues. She has a significant amount of experience representing employers in class actions, both within California and nationwide, as well as representing employers before administrative agencies. Ms. Hardy regularly advises management on wage-and-hour issues, leave laws, workplace violence prevention, the disability accommodation process, and the discipline and termination processes. She also regularly reviews and prepares handbooks and other employment-related documents, as well as conducting large-scale audits to identify potential violations. Ms. Hardy has been active in influencing legislative changes of interest to her clients both inside and outside California.

Honors

•San Diego Super Lawyer, 2015-2018
•Legal 500 US, Employment Law Counseling, 2007

Articles

•Everything You Wanted to Know About Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuits But Were Afraid to Ask
•Regular Rate of Pay: Avoiding Common Mistakes in Calculating Overtime Pay in California
•Federal Computer Employee Exemption: Are You in Compliance?

Speaking Engagements

•Ms. Hardy speaks frequently to various employers' groups on a variety of issues and is a frequent presenter of the firm's Breakfast With Your Labor Lawyer seminars.
•Speaker, Now You See It, Now You Don't - Keeping Up with California's Ever-Changing Wage and Hour Laws, National Retail Federation HR and Employment Law Fall Meeting, New York, October 22, 2018
•Co-presenter, The Impact of Recent Marijuana Laws on the Workplace: A Joint Presentation, 2013 Committee on Employment Law Spring Conference, Longboat Key, Florida, April 2013

Events

•Retail's Top 5 Legal Trends & Issues Webinar
May 9, 2019
•Breakfast With Your Labor Lawyer - San Diego
Spring 2019 Seminar Series
April 30, 2019
•National Retail Federation HR and Employment Law Fall Meeting
October 21-23, 2018
•Labor & Employment Law Update & Happy Hour - San Diego
Fall 2018 Seminar Series
October 11, 2018
•Breakfast With Your Labor Lawyer - San Diego
Spring 2018 Seminar Series
April 4, 2018
•ACC San Diego Chapter MARCH MCLE: San Diego Employer Watch-List for 2017
March 23, 2017
•Labor & Employment Law Update & Happy Hour - San Diego
Fall 2015 Seminar Series
October 22, 2015
•Breakfast With Your Labor Lawyer - San Diego
Spring 2015 Seminar Series
May 14, 2015
•Labor & Employment Legal Update & Happy Hour
Fall 2014 Seminar Series - San Diego
October 28, 2014
•WORKPLACE 2015
Prepare Today for Tomorrow's Emergencies
Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Diego , October 22, 2014
•Breakfast With Your Labor Lawyer - San Diego
Spring 2014 Seminar Series
April 3, 2014
•ACI's 19th National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions
Omni San Francisco Hotel , Fall 2013
•Labor and Employment Law Update and Happy Hour - San Diego
Fall 2013 Seminar Series
Hyatt Regency La Jolla , September 17, 2013
•Breakfast With Your Labor Lawyer - San Diego
Spring 2013 Seminar Series
Hyatt Regency La Jolla , May 1, 2013
•Labor and Employment Law Update & Happy Hour Fall 2012 - La Jolla
Hyatt Regency La Jolla , September 19, 2012
•Labor and Employment Law Update & Happy Hour Spring 2012 - San Diego
Hyatt Regency La Jolla , April 26, 2012
•Social Media: How to Minimize Legal Risks and Maximize Commercial Success
Sheppard Mullin Century City , October 19, 2011
•Breakfast With Your Labor Lawyer - San Diego
Labor & Employment Law Update Fall 2011
Hyatt Regency La Jolla , September 14, 2011
•Labor & Employment Law Update & Happy Hour - San Diego
Hyatt Regency La Jolla , March 24, 2011
•Labor & Employment Law Update & Happy Hour - San Diego
Our New, Improved, and FREE Breakfast With Your Labor Lawyer (in the Evening!)
Hyatt Regency La Jolla - San Diego , September 16, 2010
•Labor and Employment Law: Mid-Year Update 2009 - San Diego
Breakfast With Your Labor Lawyer
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley , September 17, 2009
•ACC San Diego Chapter JULY MCLE: Employment Law Trends and Predictions
Sheppard Mullin's Downtown San Diego Office , July 23, 2009
•New Labor & Employment Laws for 2009 - San Diego
Breakfast With Your Labor Lawyer
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley , February 19, 2009
•Labor and Employment Law: Mid-Year Update 2008 - La Jolla
Breakfast With Your Labor Lawyer
Hyatt Regency La Jolla , October 8, 2008
•Breakfast With Your Labor Lawyer - San Diego
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley , February 20, 2008

Areas of Practice (14)

  • Labor and Employment
  • Labor and Employment Counseling
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Fashion, Apparel and Beauty
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Hospitality
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Retail
  • Self-Storage
  • Transportation
  • Trucking and Logistics

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
619.338.6640  Phone
619.234.3815  Fax
www.sheppardmullin.com
University Attended:
Columbia University, B.A., 1995
Law School Attended:
University of Chicago, J.D., with honors, 1998
Year of First Admission:
1998
Admission:
U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California; 1998, California
Memberships:

Memberships

•Member, Federal Bar Association
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, San Diego County Bar Association
•Member, Wage and Hour Subcommittee, National Retail Federation

ISLN:
913882373

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San Diego, California

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