Brook T. Barnes is Senior Counsel in the San Diego office of Gordon & Rees and a member of the Employment practice group.
Mr. Barnes represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation including claims for improper wage deductions, failure to pay wages, failure to pay overtime wages, failure to provide meal periods and rest breaks, misclassification of employees, inaccurate wage statements, commission calculations, wrongful termination, Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”) claims, class actions, and retaliatory and discriminatory employment actions.
Mr. Barnes provides local and national companies general counsel on business and employment law issues, including human-resource policies, employee handbooks, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, non-disclosure agreements, distribution agreements, employee compensation plans, federal and state wage-and-hour compliance, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) compliance, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, unfair business practices, and business formation and dissolution.
Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Barnes also defended consumer fraud claims, consumer class action claims, and represented licensees in front of the Office of Administrative Hearings for the State of California.
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
American Bar Association
San Diego County Bar Association
North County Bar Association
Baseball Coach for La Costa Youth Organization
California Western Appellate Team Coach