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J. Munar

Associate
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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

California-Southern, USA
    Local Time: Saturday 01:05

Practice Expertise

  • Labor and Employment
  • Complex Employment Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Public Accommodations

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Employment Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Public Accommodations
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions

Profile

Drei understands that the business interests and long-term objectives of each client should drive litigation, and she approaches her role as an advocate with their goals in mind.

Her practice focuses on complex employment, wage and hour, and public accommodations litigation. Drei represents employers in the defense of wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour class and collective actions, and public accommodations disputes.

Before joining the firm, Drei gained valuable experience representing workers and victims of police misconduct in individual and class action litigation. Having previously litigated on the plaintiff-side, she has developed an interdisciplinary perspective that allows her to anticipate opposing arguments and counter with effective defense strategies.

Relevant Experience

  • Defending statewide wage and hour class actions against financial services client presenting meal period, rest break, off-the-clock, wage deduction, and other claims.
  • Defending national movie exhibitor client in pattern or practice public accommodations case filed by the U.S. Department of Justice presenting challenges to closed captioning and assistive listening systems under ADA Title III.
  • Handled the national and regional dockets of public accommodations litigation for multiple clients in matters involving architectural design and construction as well as website accessibility (California, Florida, Georgia, and New York).
  • Represented plaintiffs in federal civil rights trials. Conducted the direct examination of plaintiff and a non-party witness, as well as the direct examination of another plaintiff that ultimately resulted in a federal trial verdict in client’s favor.

Education
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Political Economy, 2010

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Employment Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Public Accommodations
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions

Articles

  • California Passes Retroactive COVID-19 Sick Leave Requirements for 2021, The Recorder
  • California Restaurants Must Provide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, QSR Magazine
  • Natural Hair Movement Spurs Nationwide Legislative Response to Prevent Hairstyle Discrimination, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, Americanbar.org
  • Hairstyle Discrimination: A Wave of New Laws, AWI Journal, vol. 12, no. 1
  • SB 973: California’s new requirement to report employee pay data, Daily Journal
  • California Has New COVID-19 Notice And Record-Keeping Requirements, The Recorder
  • COVID-19: New Ordinance Requires Hotel Employers to Guarantee Re-Employment, Hotel Executive
  • ‘Minority Report,’ but for your performance review, Daily Journal
  • How to Keep the Human Element at the Forefront of HR in the Digital Age, Workspan
  • EEO-1 Reporting Update: How We Got Here and What You Need to Know, Workforce

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