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Scott C. Lacunza

Principal
Orange County

P 949-885-1360
F 949-885-1380
Scott.Lacunza@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Scott C. Lacunza is a Principal in the Orange County, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on defending employers in all aspects of state and federal employment law.

Mr. Lacunza’s practice concentrates on California-based wage and hour class action litigation and PAGA representative enforcement actions, and he has defended over 80 such matters for employers of all sizes over the past 20 years. In addition, Mr. Lacunza has extensive experience litigating discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, and breach of contract lawsuits.  Mr. Lacunza also advises clients regarding day-to-day workplace legal issues.

While attending law school, he was an Associate Executive Editor of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review and was a recipient of an American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Writing and Research. Mr. Lacunza was an extern with the Hon. Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California in 1996.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California

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June 20, 2019

What’s Left of the De Minimis Doctrine in California? Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals May Soon Decide

June 20, 2019

Last year, the California Supreme Court held the federal “de minimis” doctrine does not apply to California state law claims for unpaid wages for off-the-clock work allegedly performed on a regularly occurring basis in store closing and related activities. Troester v. Starbucks Corp., 5 Cal. 5th 829. However, the California Supreme Court... Read More

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What’s Left of the De Minimis Doctrine in California? Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals May Soon Decide
June 25, 2019

Last year, the California Supreme Court held the federal “de minimis” doctrine does not apply to California state law claims for unpaid wages for off-the-clock work allegedly performed on a regularly occurring basis in store closing and related activities. Troester v. Starbucks Corp., 5 Cal. 5th 829. Read More

California Construction Industry Could Avoid Big Civil Penalties Claims: Union Employers Should Review the New Collective Bargaining Exemption to Potential PAGA Claims
October 5, 2018

Unionized employers in the construction industry can potentially receive some well-needed relief from California’s Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (Labor Code Section 2698 et seq.), known as “PAGA,” in light of the Governor signing AB 1654. Read More