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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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The Bubbler – September 2018

September 12, 2018| Blog

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:
Earlier this month, Governor Jerry Brown signed A.B. 2282 into law, clarifying several unanswered questions concerning California’s salary history ban.
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

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.
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

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

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.