John S. Hong provides advice and counseling to clients on a wide variety of matters in all areas of labor and employment law, including :
- Wage and hour claims, such as claims involving minimum wage obligations, overtime wage compensation obligations, the regular rate, classification of employees as overtime exempt, and meal and rest break issues
- Harassment and discrimination claims, including claims based on race, national origin, sex and disability
- Human resources decisions, including decisions regarding leaves of absence, workers’ compensation, disability, training, hiring, discipline and separation of employment
- Class action litigation.
John represents employers in state, federal and administrative courts, including the California Labor Commissioner, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Labor and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
In law school, John was managing editor of the University of San Francisco Law Review. He participated in the Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition in New York and won Best Oral Argument in the school-wide moot court competition.
- J.D., University of San Francisco Law School, 2007
- B.A., Davidson College, 1999
Professional & Community Affiliations :
- Member, former Regional Governor, and former member of the Board of Governors, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2006-present
- Member, Board of Governors, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2017-present
- Member, Labor and Employment Law Advisory Board, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2013-present
- Member and past President, Korean American Bar Association of Northern California
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