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Timothy Hix

Partner

Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9622
Fax: (310) 282-6970
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Mr. Hix is a partner in Labor & Employment practice group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Los Angeles office where he represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law in federal and state trial and appellate courts. Mr. Hix’s practice focuses on wage and hour matters and class, collective and private attorney general representative actions across a variety of industries.  Mr. Hix also has considerable experience litigating wrongful termination, employment discrimination, sexual and racial harassment, employee discipline and discharge cases.

Mr. Hix is a partner in Labor & Employment practice group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Los Angeles office where he represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law in federal and state trial and appellate courts. Mr. Hix’s practice focuses on wage and hour matters and class, collective and private attorney general representative actions across a variety of industries.  Mr. Hix also has considerable experience litigating wrongful termination, employment discrimination, sexual and racial harassment, employee discipline and discharge cases.

Education

  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, cum laude (1996)
    Pepperdine Law Review, Associate Editor (1995-96), Member (1994-95)
  • B.A., Pepperdine University (1990)

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California
  • All California state courts, including the California Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court

Representative Engagements

Trial Experience

  • Coleman v. Costco Wholesale Corp., (2006).  Represented Costco in the defense of claims of age discrimination, retaliation, and breach of contraction.  Jury returned a complete defense verdict in two hours.

Representative Cases

  • Martinez v. Baxalta US Inc. (2018).  Represented pharmaceutical company in class action alleging failure to provide accurate itemized wage statements.
  • Randolph v. Baxalta US Inc. and Shire PLC (2017).  Represented pharmaceutical company in PAGA action based on alleged meal/rest period violations, regular rate issues, failure to pay all wages owed, failure to pay overtime, failure to provide accurate wage statements, failure to pay all wages upon termination, and failure to pay work related expenses.
  • Cipres v. Aryzta LLC et al. (2016).  Represented client in class and PAGA action alleging failure to pay overtime, failure to pay minimum wages, failure to provide meal/rest periods, and failure to provide accurate wage statements.
  • Horton v. 24 Seven Inc. et al. (2016).  Represented client in class and PAGA action alleging failure to pay overtime, failure to pay minimum wages, failure to make time payments, failure to reimburse for business expenses, and failure to provide accurate wage statements.
  • Bobadilla v. Amcor Rigid Plastics USA, Inc. et al. (2015).  Represented staffing company on PAGA only action alleging claims for failure to pay wage and overtime, meal/rest period violations, and Labor Code violations.
  • Petrelli v. Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc. et al. (2015).  Represented staffing company in class action alleging meal/rest period violations, failure to pay overtime, failure to pay minimum wages, failure to pay all wages due upon discharge, failure to provide accurate wage statements, and failure to indemnify necessary business expenses.
  • Santiago v. Koosharem Corp. et al. (2015).  Represented client in class and PAGA action alleging unpaid overtime, unpaid minimum wages, meal/rest period violations, non-compliant wage statements, and failure to pay all wages upon termination.
  • Thomas v. Goodman Manufacturing Company (2015).  Represented employer in class action alleging wage/hour claims including failure to pay wages, meal/rest period violations, failure to pay overtime, failure to pay all wages due upon termination, failure to reimburse work related expenses, and various Labor Code violations.
  • Ayon v. Camino Real Foods, Inc. et al. (2014).  Defended client in class action alleging claims for rest/meal period violations, failure to pay accrued vacation time, and failure to pay wages upon termination.
  • Garcia v. Real Time Staffing Services, Inc. et al. (2014).  Defended client in class action alleging meal/rest period violations, failure to pay all wages due upon termination, failure to reimburse for business expenses, and failure to maintain required records.
  • In re Uber FCRA Litigation (2014).  Represented background screening company in FCRA class action relating to screening of Uber drivers.
  • Loya v. Real Time Staffing Services, Inc. et al. (2014).  Represented staffing company client in class action alleging violation of minimum wages, failure to pay overtime, failure to pay all earned wages, meal/rest period violations, and failure to provide accurate wage statements.
  • Miller v. ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. et al. (2014).  Defended client in class and PAGA action alleging meal/rest period violations, failure to pay hourly wages, failure to pay all wages upon termination, and failure to provide accurate wage statement.
  • Sommer v. Darden Restaurants, Inc. (2014).  Represented employer in PAGA action involving tipping issues along with wage/hour claims.
  • Vasquez v. Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. et al. (2014).  Defended client against class and PAGA action alleging failure to pay all wages earned, failure to pay overtime, meal/rest period violations, failure to pay all wages due upon separation, and failure to provide accurate wage statements.
  • Gray v. Select Temporaries, Inc. (2013).  Represented staffing company in class and PAGA action seeking damages for alleged failure to provide meal/rest periods, pay minimum wage, pay all wages due upon discharge, pay overtime, provide accurate wage statements, and failure to reimburse for work related expenses.
  • Castillo v. EarthLink, Inc. (2007) Represented employer in claim for failure to pay overtime, reimburse business expenses, and violation of meal/rest periods.
  • Cuellar v. Crothall (2007) Represented employer in case alleging sexual harassment and sexual assault by two alleged supervisors on a subordinate.
  • Toicerkani v. Motorola (2007) Represented Motorola in case alleging racial, national origin, and religious discrimination.
  • Gant v. Rewards Network (2006) Represented Rewards Network in case alleging racial discrimination and wrongful termination.
  • Hart v. Quality Carriers (2006) Represented Quality Carriers in class action alleging misclassification of putative class members as independent contractors.
  • Romero v. Sky Chefs (2006) Represented employer in claim of sexual orientation and gender discrimination.
  • Barraza v. Los Angeles Times Communications LLC, (2005).  Represented the Los Angeles Times in case alleging claims of disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, and failure to engage in the interactive process.  Obtained complete summary judgment in favor of the Los Angeles Times on all causes of action.
  • Gutierrez v. Chef Solutions, Inc. (2005) Represented Chef Solutions in case alleging age discrimination and breach of contract in connection with a reduction in force.
  • Ladin v. Barton (2005) Represented employer in case alleging violation of Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • Lim v. The Prudential Insurance Company of America, (2005).  Represented employer in case asserting claims for breach of contract and wrongful termination in violation of public policy.  Superior Court granted summary judgment in favor of employer.  Court of Appeal affirmed the decision in an unpublished opinion.
  • Otis v. Los Angeles Times Communications LLC (2005) Represented employer in case alleging claim of retaliation for participation in investigation of sexual harassment.
  • Peoples v. Los Angeles Times Communications LLC (2005) Represented employer in case alleging claim of racial and age discrimination.
  • Salas v. Sky Chefs (2005) Represented employer in claim brought by seven plaintiffs alleging racial discrimination and work place violence.
  • Tucker v. California Council on Problem Gambling (2005) Represented employer in case alleging breach of contract and various whistle-blower claims.
  • Jones v. GENCO (2004) Represented employer in action brought by nine plaintiffs alleging a pattern and practice of racial discrimination.
  • Dack v. Meritage (2003) Represented employer in claim of gender and pregnancy discrimination.

Presentations

  • “Recent Trends in California Labor & Employment Law,” Breakfast Briefing series, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (2007)
  • “Employment Law Update,” Labor Law Symposium, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (October 2003)