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Employment, Employee Rights, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Unpaid Wages, Meal & Rest Breaks, Unpaid Commissions

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Headquartered in Oakland, The Bainer Law Firm fights for the rights of employees in the Bay Area and throughout California. Our firm is dedicated to protecting employee rights related to all workplace violations, including discrimination, unpaid wages, overtime pay, meal and rest breaks, expense reimbursement and independent contractor status. We have extensive experience prosecuting cases throughout the state, including in Alameda, San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.

The Bainer Law Firm was founded by Matthew Bainer after spending over a decade fighting for employees in some of the most significant employment cases in the State of California. We have the experience and resources needed to help defend you against any work place violations. With our experience fighting against the biggest corporations in the state, we know how to succeed and get our clients the justice they deserve.

If you are a California employee who feels that they have been treated unfairly in the workplace, we can help.
Position Organization Location Duration
AttorneyThe Bainer Law FirmOakland, CAPresent
Senior AssociateScott Cole & Asociates, APCPresent
AttorneyLaw Office of Matthew R. Bainer2002 - 2003
School Degree Major Graduation
University of San Francisco School of LawJ.D. Law School2002  
University of California BerkeleyBachelor of Arts1999
State / Court Date
California2002
  • California State Bar Association | Member | 2002 - Present
  • Over 15 years of experience practicing law.
  • Results

    The following is a partial list of the litigation results obtained by counsel of The Bainer Law Firm:

    $89 million judgment on behalf of a class of California security guards denied off-duty rest breaks.

    $5 million settlement on behalf of a class of retail employees subjected to unpaid security searches.

    $15 million meal and rest break settlement on behalf of a class of California-based security guards.

    $19 million settlement for unpaid wages on behalf of a class of California Group Fitness Instructors.

    $6.9 million settlement for a nation-wide class of Financial Consultants for unpaid overtime and other violations.

    $2.2 million overtime misclassification settlement for a California class of Route Sales Drivers.

    $1.05 million settlement for a class of California retail employees for unpaid overtime and break violations.

    $4 million meal and rest break settlement on behalf of a class of California security guards.

    $6 million overtime and meal and rest break settlement on behalf of a class of retail Assistant Managers.

    $3.5 million settlement on behalf of a class of retail Sales Managers denied lawful overtime wages.

    $1.75 million settlement for a class of California retail employees forced to maintain and launder work uniforms.

  • Scholarly Publications:

    - The Quest for Class Certification, Employment Law Strategist (Sept. & Oct. 2003).
    - To Certify or Not to Certify: A Circuit-By-Circuit Primer of the Varying Standards for Class Certification in Actions under the Federal Labors Standards Act, B.U. Pub. Int. L.J. (Spring 2004).
    - To Be or Not to Be a Penalty: Defining the Recovery Under California’s Meal and Rest Period Provisions, Golden Gate U. L. Rev. (Spring 2005).
    - Ninth Circuit Provides Much Needed Guidance on Evidentiary Burdens in Overtime Misclassification Litigation, CELA Bulletin (May 2009).

    Speaking Engagements:

    - The Employment Deposition on Behalf of Plaintiff, Bridgeport Annual Wage-and-hour Conference, July 17, 2009.
    - Mediation of Employment Cases, ACBA Second Annual Labor & Employment Law Symposium, September 28, 2011.
    - What’s at Risk? Damages, Penalties, Costs and Fees in a Wage and Hour Case, ACBA Third Annual Labor & - Employment Law Symposium, September 28, 2012.
    - Litigating Meal and Rest Period Off-The-Clock Claims Since Brinker, Bridgeport Annual Wage & Hour Conference, October 10, 2013.
    - Nuts & Bolts: PAGA Claims, Alameda County Bar Association Series, September 15, 2015.
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2017-04-16Phone510-891-9800
2017-04-16Firm NameScott Cole & Associates
2017-04-16Address1970 Broadway Ste 950 Oakland CA 94612 US
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Ste 1100
Oakland, CA 94612
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