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Expert Testimony

Bob Jones is an internationally recognized expert witness in all areas of California wage and hour law.  As former acting California State Labor Commissioner and Deputy Secretary, Special Counsel for the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (California’s Department of Labor), Bob regularly provides expert testimony and consulting to many local and national law firms and their clients.


As a wage and hour law enforcement expert, Bob has testified as a court qualified expert witness in court and arbitration trials throughout California.  Bob has also provided deposition testimony and declarations in numerous cases on employment law issues and related damages, including the following:

  • California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)

  • California Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders

  • Exempt/non-exempt employee classification

  • Unpaid overtime and off-the-clock work

  • Regular Rate calculation

  • Meal and Rest period requirements

  • Independent contractor classification

  • Employee Pay Statements

  • Piece rate and commission based incentive plans

  • Time rounding and de Minimis time

  • Travel and standby time

  • Record keeping and reporting


Bob has provided his expert services to many industries, including:


  • Manufacturing

  • Retail

  • Hospitality

  • Entertainment

  • Technology

  • Environmental Services

  • Computer Consulting

  • Transportation

  • Warehousing and Logistics

  • Home Health Care

  • Employment Services Agencies

  • Professional Services Providers

  • Cities, Counties, and Special Districts


In addressing these issues and industries, Bob not only provides significant insights into the background, legislative history and intent concerning California’s unique labor and employment laws, but he also possesses a wealth of knowledge of the internal policies and procedures followed by the various California labor law enforcement agencies in their application of the laws and regulations in their every-day operations.




All expert work is billed on an hourly basis plus reasonable expenses incurred for travel.  Hours worked in providing deposition and trial testimony are billed at higher hourly rates.

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