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Dale R. Kuykendall


P 916-341-0404
F 916-341-0141


Dale R. Kuykendall is a Principal in the Sacramento, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on advising and counseling employers in the hiring, supervision and termination of employees.

In addition to his advice and counsel practice, Mr. Kuykendall has successfully litigated a wide variety of employment cases through trial, including claims of unfair competition, breach of contract, discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in 2006, Mr. Kuykendall was the managing partner of a government and administrative law firm in Sacramento and also served as a labor law advisor to the California Chamber of Commerce, the state’s largest employer association.

Mr. Kuykendall is a frequent speaker on employment topics before business and employer associations and frequently presents seminars on behalf of the firm. He also regularly conducts in-house training for the firm’s clients.

While attending law school, Mr. Kuykendall participated in moot court and was a member of the law review. As an undergraduate, he was elected to the Phi Alpha Theta and Pi Sigma Alpha honor societies. He also received a departmental award in political science.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • California Chamber of Commerce, Labor Law Advisor (1994-2006)
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Sacramento County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem (1998-2006)
  • State Bar of California

See AllBlog Posts by Dale R. Kuykendall

Balancing Client Needs with Employee Needs
April 18, 2018

A decision out of the Northern District of California serves as a reminder that service industries need to carefully balance their commitment to client care with wage and hour obligations. Read More

California Appellate Court Rejects Legislative Attempt to Circumvent Federal Arbitration Act on Claims Involving the Ralph Act and Bane Act
April 16, 2018

In Saheli v. White Memorial Medical Center (B283217, Cal. Ct. App., March 14, 2018), the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District addressed for the first time whether restrictions on arbitration agreements contained in the Ralph Act and Bane Act are preempted under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). Read More

Is Your Piece Rate Plan Up To Date?
April 26, 2017

A piece rate exists where an employee is paid a fixed amount for each unit produced or action performed. Industries that commonly use piece rates include agriculture, automobile repair, trucking, manufacturing, and call centers. Read More