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Paul M. Huston

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Paul Huston is an attorney in the firm’s employment labor and benefits practice group. His practice focuses on labor and employment litigation and general commercial litigation. Paul has a wide range of experience handling both single plaintiff and class action lawsuits, covering issues from wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and disability discrimination, to wage and hour class actions involving thousands of class members. Paul also has significant experience in contract formation and defense, including independent contractor agreements, arbitration agreements, and class action waivers. Paul advises both individuals and companies prior to the commencement of litigation and throughout all stages of litigation, including trial, in both state and federal courts.

Prior to joining Mintz, Paul worked as an associate at a prominent, San Diego–based law firm. There he advised individuals and companies through all stages of litigation, and recommended best practices to employers.

Education

  • Pepperdine University (JD)
  • Purdue University (BA)

Languages

- Spanish

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California Supreme Court Delivers PAGA Win for Employers

September 13, 2019 | Blog | By Paul Huston

The Bubbler

The Bubbler - February 2019

February 19, 2019 | Blog | By Audrey Nguyen, Paul Huston

January ushered in many new developments across many employment law compliance categories. We hope this summary will help you keep track of the changes most relevant for you.
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The Bubbler – September 2018

September 12, 2018 | Blog | By Paul Huston

Welcome to this month’s edition of the Bubbler! Now that fall is fast approaching we’re refreshing your memory of some key recent developments as we head into the new season:
California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law A.B. 2770, creating new protections for employers, witnesses, and complainants from defamation lawsuits related to making, assisting, or discussing good-faith sexual harassment claims and investigations.

The Bubbler - May 2018

May 7, 2018 | Blog | By Paul Huston

The California Supreme Court issued an important decision this week addressing the test for whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee.  The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a Seventh Circuit decision upholding an employer’s rule that a months-long leave of absence was not a reasonable accommodation.

New Guidance on the Equal Pay Act

April 24, 2018 | Blog | By Paul Huston

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important decision last week in Rizo v. Yovino, holding that an employer may not use an employee’s prior salary history to justify gender pay disparity under the federal Equal Pay Act. Aileen Rizo was hired as a school teacher in Fresno County in 2009.

The Bubbler - April 2018

April 11, 2018 | Blog | By Paul Huston

Lots to talk about in the Labor & Employment world!  The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act went into effect on April 1, 2018, imposing stricter non-discrimination rules on employers of pregnant workers.
Just six months after California modified its regulations concerning past criminal convictions for applicants, California has taken the additional step of modifying the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) to expressly prohibit employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history prior to a conditional offer of employment.

News & Press

On August 26, the Delaware Chancery Court granted partial summary judgement in favor of Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Alphatec), a medical device company dedicated to revolutionizing the approach to spine surgery, and its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Miles, in litigation brought against Mr. Miles and Alphatec by competitor, NuVasive, Inc. based on any claims that Mr. Miles breached the non-competition and employee non-solicitation provisions in his employment agreement with NuVasive.

Banning the Box

May 29, 2018 | Comstock's Magazine

This feature article discusses a California state law aiming to help those with a criminal record secure employment opportunities by changing how companies vet employment applications. Mintz’s Paul Huston is quoted in the piece discussing what employers need to know to avoid legal complications.
A team of Mintz attorneys – Member Dan Pascucci and Associate Paul Huston – authored this column discussing how the landscape surrounding microtransactions in video games continues to evolve at a pace outstripping the law’s ability to keep up.