Wayne A. Hersh - Littler Mendelson P.C.

Wayne A. Hersh

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 949-705-3014

Wayne A. Hersh has more than 30 years of experience in labor relations and employment law and has extensive expertise with employers and management in the construction, agriculture and manufacturing industries. A well-known lawyer who is familiar with the issues facing employers dealing with unions, Wayne has represented management at all levels in:

  • Collective bargaining negotiations
  • Grievances
  • Arbitrations
  • Labor board election campaigns
  • Unfair labor practice litigation

The majority of Wayne's work involves representing employers in matters relating to:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Wage and hour claims
  • Prevailing wage compliance
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Other employee regulations that affect employers

His notable cases include a court reversal of a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board, which would have imposed a financial penalty in excess of $2.4 million on an employer; a court ruling that employers need not exhaust administrative remedies before seeking relief in federal court; a precedent-setting court decision that it could determine if an employer had repudiated its 8(f) pre-hire agreement when the National Labor Relations Board had dismissed the matter for policy reasons; and a precedent-setting ruling that found that the National Labor Relations Board had jurisdiction over field harvesting crews when members rotated from harvesting to packing functions.

University of Southern CaliforniaBA University of the Pacific McGeorge School of LawJ.D.
Orange County Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Office Location

2050 Main Street, Suite 900
Irvine, CA 92614
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Orange County Metro Area
Wayne A. Hersh has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Labor Law - Management