Corey J. Cabral

Partner & Chair of CDF’s PAGA Litigation Practice Group
Sacramento Office
(916) 361-0991, ext 1111
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Corey J. Cabral represents local, regional and national employers in all aspects of California labor and employment law and related litigation.  With a practice emphasis on wage and hour class action and Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) lawsuits, Cabral frequently manages and defends sophisticated and complex employment litigation matters.  He also has extensive experience with litigation involving claims of individual wage and hour violations, gender, disability and age discrimination, retaliation, harassment, defamation and wrongful termination. Cabral’s labor experience includes representing and defending California employers in dealings with union locals, collective bargaining negotiations, grievance proceedings and proceedings before the NLRB concerning unfair labor practice charges and Board complaints.

Additionally, Cabral’s practice also has a significant focus on claims prevention.  His defense in high-stakes wage and hour litigation and PAGA actions affords him the intricate knowledge of the nuances of timekeeping and payroll compliance laws.  As such, Cabral frequently assists California employers with developing, implementing, and auditing their employment policies and practices, and provides invaluable strategic recommendations for risk avoidance.  He also provides ongoing advice, counsel and training to ensure his clients maintain policies, practices and procedures in compliance with applicable statutes and regulations.  His clients operate in various distinct industries, including retail, financial services, emergency medical services, restaurant, transportation, trucking, and manufacturing.

Before representing California employers, Cabral served as a judicial law clerk in the United States District Courts, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, and Complex Civil Litigation Division of the San Francisco Superior Court.

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University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 2012

  • Intellectual Property & Technology Law Certificate with Honors
  • Intellectual Property Law Journal, Managing Editor
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Administrative Law

San Jose State University, B.S., Business Administration, Minor, Philosophy, 2007

  • Gary J. Sabona Honor Business Program, Marketing Practicum
  • Western Athletic Conference ("WAC") Stan Bates Award, Top Make Scholar-Award-Athlete, 2007
  • WAC Men's Baseball Academic All-Conference Team, 2003, 2004 & 2007


"Calif. Attys Hopeful About Little-Known Labor Chief Nominee," Quoted, Law360 Employment Authority, July 2021

"Ruling Threatens Independent Trucker Business Model in California," Society for Human Resources Professionals (SHRM), June 2021

"Ominous Rulings in California: Employment Laws Governing the California Trucking Industry Remain Uncertain Heading Into 2020," Fleet Owner Magazine, January 2020

"More California Employers Are Getting Hit with PAGA Claim," Society for Human Resources Professionals (SHRM), March 2019

How to Confront PAGA Actions in California,” Quoted,, March 2019

"Governor Brown's Budget Proposal Targets Misguided and Inefficient PAGA Litigation," California Employment Law Letter, March 14, 2016

Written Opinions

Medic Ambulance Service, 370 NLRB No. 65 (2021)


"Employment Claims Under Private Attorneys General Act: Standing, Representative Actions, Penalties," Co-Presenter, Stafford Publication, June 2021

"Legal Updates and Strategies For Defending Wage & Hour Class Actions and PAGA Lawsuits,” Co-Presenter, CDF Webinar Series, October 2019

"Complying with Prop 11 - Managing and Preventing Workplace Violence and Disability-Related Issues," Co-Presenter, California Ambulance Association (CAA), 2019 Annual Convention, September 2019

"Complying with Prop 11 - Managing and Preventing Staffing Level, Meal Period and Rest Break Issues," Co-Presenter, California Ambulance Association (CAA), 2019 Annual Convention, September 2019

"Epic Systems, PAGA and the Future of Employment Arbitration in California," Sacramento County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, September 2018

“Managing Employees – Make The Law Work For You,” California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) Spring Conference, San Diego, April 2018

“How To Protect Against The Top 10 Employment Risks To Your Business,” California Craft Brewery Association, March 2017

“Employee Termination & Resignation: Managing Final Pay Issues and Knowing Employers’ Rights and Obligations When the Employment Relationship Ends,” BLR, February 2016

"New Laws for 2016," Sacramento Hotel Association, January 2016

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