Overturn Adverse DLSE Decision, Affirm Employee Classification Practice

CDF represented a large hospital chain in a lawsuit brought by a network administrator in a pivotal lawsuit for the company. The employee claimed he was improperly classified as exempt and was entitled to substantial overtime compensation.  Our client’s risk was high as other network administrators had also been classified as exempt administrative employees.  After the client initially handled the matter internally, which resulted in a loss before the DLSE, CDF was engaged and appealed in a de novo trial before a judge. After a hotly contested trial in which the employee was represented by counsel from the DLSE, the judge threw out the DLSE decision and held that the hospital chain had properly classified the network administrator as exempt.


Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma


Mark S. Spring

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