Representing companies with workforces in California ranging from Fortune 500 global companies to small business owners, Kent Sprinkle understands the employment law and business considerations impacting employers in a wide variety of industries including technology, finance, retail, hospitality, construction, healthcare, and consulting. Kent brings nearly twenty years of employment law defense experience to his litigation, advice, and counseling practice. He understands that businesses are made up of people and that navigating California’s employment laws can be stressful and challenging for those charged with managing employees. Kent’s experience and knowledge – combined with his approachability, responsiveness, and humor – personalizes the attention given to each client and minimizes the strain of litigation and decision-making on employment-related matters. Kent’s clients receive the high caliber legal and client service they expect, along with a true business partner they can count on.
Kent has aggressively defended and resolved numerous employment disputes, including individual, class action, and representative action cases, with expansive trial and appellate work in both state and federal courts, including claims of alleged wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, and wage and hour violations. In addition, his practice also focuses on advising employers on personnel decisions and policies on a wide spectrum of employment law topics from wage and hour compliance to hiring and terminations, to ensure compliance with the myriad of California-related employment laws and regulations to avoid potentially costly litigation.
One of the few California employment lawyers with extensive class action trial and appellate experience, Kent’s practice has helped to shape California class action law, with multiple published decisions resulting. He was part of the trial and appellate team that won a landmark California Supreme Court decision that formulated class action certification and trial management principles in employment cases. Kent has also successfully argued before the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit in employment class action cases, addressing topics ranging from attorney conflicts of interest to whether state employment laws apply on oil drilling rigs operating off the coast of California on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Kent enjoys learning about new industries, technologies, and advising on the unique employment-law issues facing employers of all types and sizes.contact me