Our Attorneys

All of our lawyers can tell you what is discrimination, what is overtime, how to calculate overtime, what is Family Medical Leave Act coverage, what is disability discrimination, and what employment law that we are committed to.

  • Karl Gerber
  • Ann Guleser
  • Brett Gunther



Karl Gerber


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KARL GERBER, born Westwood, California, October 25, 1969; admitted to California bar, 1993, California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1994, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts of California; 1995, U.S. District Court Southern District, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 1996; State Bar of Texas 2010, District of Columbia Bar 2010, Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers 2010.



Education:

– California State University, Northridge (B.A. 1990);
– Southwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1993).

Employment:

Principal, Employment Lawyer’s Group (2008-Present) 3-4 Staff Attorneys in California, 3-9 Of-Counsel Attorneys in California & Elsewhere, Nationwide, Pro Hac Basis & Plaintiff Employment Law Expert Witness Services With 8-85 Law Firms (2008-2011), Co-Counsel Office Massachusetts (2010-Present); Founder & Managing Partner, Danz & Gerber (1994-2008), Statewide Leader in Employee Lawsuits, Multiple Office Operation, 6-12+ Attorneys Throughout California, Appellate, Law & Motion, Trial Work, Brief Editor; Law Offices of Karl Gerber (1993-1994). During Career, Handled Over 1,730 Separate Superior Court, Federal District Court, and Arbitrations in California & Multiple Appeals. Significantly More than 5,000 Clients Represented Through Class Actions, Collective Actions, and PAGA actions.t Court, and Arbitrations in California & Multiple Appeals. Significantly More than 5,000 Clients Represented Through Class Actions, Collective Actions, and PAGA actions.
Karl Gerber, Workplace Lawyer Weekly Radio Show Heard on KABC790, April 22, 2018 to Present.


Fiction Writing:

Novels: Modem Stud (2014); Does This Make My Butt Look Big? (2007); Angelenos Ain’t Lizards aka Legend of the Lizard People (2006); Radio: Karl Gerber, Workplace Lawyer Show KABC790 One Hour of Scripted Weekly Comedy and Occasional Guest Interviews (2018-Present); Short Stories: Hallway (1989); Eggie (1990); Odd Client (1994); Dullard (1995); Red Pants and Allergy Pills (1990, 2000).

Legal Publications:

LEGAL PUBLICATIONS: “Self Critical Analysis Documents & After Acquired Evidence” Consumer Attorneys of California, 1997; “Self Critical Analysis Documents are Discoverable,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 12, 1997; “Permanent Responsibility,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 16, 1999; “Working Moms Have Legal Rights,” Wetset Gazette, Fall 2000; “Federal and State Discrimination Law are Diverging,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, July 7, 2003; “The Late 2003 Amendment to Labor Code Sections 1102.5 and 1106 are Salutary,” Matthew Bender California Labor and Employment Bulletin, August 2004; “Labor Code Sections 2699 & 2699.3 Traps for the Weary & Burden to All,” San Fernando Valley Bar Notes, February 2005; Internet Content Writer of More Than 400 Web Published Articles on Labor Law Including “California Employees Are Paid to For Sleeping” (2011), a NOLO Publication.

Published Cases:

Pinedo v. Premium Tobacco, 85 Cal.App.4th 774, 102 Cal.Rptr.2d 435 (2000); Boonyarit v. Payless Shoesource, Inc., 145 Cal.App.4th 1188 (2006); Young v. Exon, 167 Cal.App.4th 1467 (2008); Sparks v. Vista del Mar Child and Family Services, 207 Cal.App.4th 1511 (2012); Alamo v. Practice Management, 219 Cal.App.4th 466 (2013); Vasquez v. Franklin Management, 212 Cal.App.4th 819 (2013)

Member:

– State Bar of California (Member, Labor Section);
– California Employment Lawyer’s Association;
– Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club

Awards Rankings:

2010, 2011, 2012 Superlawyer (only 5% of the bar is so voted); Dean’s List During College 5 out of 8 Semesters; Unfair Competition Book Award 1992.

Recent Media Interviews on Employment Law

Channel 17 Bakersfield, Channel 29 Bakersfield, Daily Journal, Fortune, New York Magazine, Newsweek, The Recorder, Sacramento Bee, Shrm, Volture, and the Wall Street Journal

Practice Areas:

Labor and Employment Law; Wrongful Termination; Employment Discrimination; Sexual Harassment; Breach of Contract; Wage Disputes Including Class Actions.

Class Counsel & Paga Work:

Approved class counsel on 3 complex class actions in 2017, 3 non-class PAGA approved settlements in 2017, 2 PAGA only settlements approved in 2018

Speaking Engagements:

36th Annual Consumer Attorneys of California Convention (MCLE Provider), November 16, 1997; Leftjaw, Labor Code Section 2699 (MCLE Provider), Fall of 2005; Lorman Group, Prevailing Wage Law in California, September 10, 2014 in Bakersfield (MCLE Faculty). Karl Gerber, Workplace Lawyer Weekly Radio Show Heard on KABC790, April 22, 2018 to Present.

Trial Experience

46/48 wins for all binding arbitration and jury trials first-chaired




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Ann Guleser

karlBar Admissions

  • California – 2000

Languages

  • Armenian
  • Turkish

Experience

  • Danz & Gerber – 2006 – 2008
  • Employment Lawyers Group – Present

Ann Guleser of the Employment Lawyers Group appeared before Division 8 of the 2nd Appellate District on Vasquez v. Franklin Management, an appeal of a sustained demurrer on whether it was intolerable for a $10.00 an hour employee to quit because his employer refused to reimburse him for unpaid mileage that had the effect of bringing his hourly wage down below minimum wage. The court commented that failing to pay mileage reimbursements to a $10.00 hour employee was, “Terrible.” Appellant/Plaintiff’s Counsel was told to sit down so the other side could explain their argument why the situation was not intolerability. They argued that the Plaintiff quit over not receiving reimbursements. The other justices chimed in to say, “Exactly, that is why it was intolerable. He quit.” The court believed that it was intolerable under these facts whereby a lack of reimbursements brought the average hourly wage below minimum wage. They stated that if this involved an executive maybe not, but this was not an executive.

If the appellate court decides not to publish Vasquez v. Franklin Management, the Employment Lawyers Group will file papers that this opinion indicating that California Labor Code Section 2802 regarding employee reimbursements qualifying as a public policy justifying wrongful termination or constructive wrongful termination (being forced to quit) should be published.

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Brett Gunther

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Bar Admissions:

  • California State Bar
  • San Diego County Bar Association

Education:

  • J.D. California Western School of Law, San Diego California
  • B.A. University of California at San Diego.

Brett M. Gunther has represented employees for several years. His work included a major class action trial in San Diego Superior Court against Apple on behalf of their retail employees. He enjoys playing the guitar and reading fiction. He is a Dodgers and Padres fan.

To speak with an employment law attorney, call 877-525-0700 toll free. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis with no upfront costs. Se habla español.