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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

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

New Regulations Further Limit Use of Criminal History for Employment Decisions
April 25, 2017

Effective July 1, 2017, new regulations will further limit employers’ ability to consider criminal history when making employment decisions. Read More

By Dale R. Kuykendall and Nicholas D. Poper

Court May Make Reasonable Inferences about Employee’s Exempt, Non-Exempt Activities
April 21, 2017

A trier of fact can make reasonable inferences about employees’ duties to determine status for overtime pay under California labor law, the California Court of Appeal has ruled, affirming the trial court’s holding. Batze v. Safeway, Inc.,  No. B258732 (Cal. Ct. App. Apr. 4, 2017). Read More