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Rafael Nendel-Flores Joins LeClairRyan


Rafael Nendel-Flores has joined LeClairRyan as a partner on the firm’s labor and employment and class action litigation teams. He is resident in the national law firm’s Los Angeles office.

Nendel-Flores represents employers in complex employment matters, including wage and hour class actions, employment tax litigation/audits, and appellate litigation. Nendel-Flores also defends employers against discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment and retaliation claims. He has particular experience with California wage-hour compliance, independent contractor issues, drafting and enforcing arbitration agreements, and Federal-WARN Act and California-WARN Act compliance. His client base includes professional employer organizations, staffing companies, gig economy companies, manufacturing, and transportation companies.

Additionally, Nendel-Flores counsels employers on day-to-day workplace compliance issues, workplace investigations, employee discipline, reasonable accommodation/leave issues, and wage and hour compliance issues.

Nendel-Flores is active in several bar associations, including serving as president of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association in 2015. He has been named to the Best Lawyers in America list since 2015 and maintains an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

A graduate of Stanford University (B.A.) and the George Washington School of Law (J.D.) with honors, Nendel-Flores is admitted in California.

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