J.E.B. Pickett graduated from San Francisco State University in 1987, Summa Cum Laude, and the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1991.
Mr. Pickett’s practice areas include: medical and dental malpractice; medical device litigation; maritime law; products liability; general business litigation; patent, copyright and trademark litigation.
Since 2002, his California practice has been devoted to complex class action litigation. Much of this litigation has involved class action prosecution of the wage and hour laws in both state and federal courts.
Mr. Pickett has litigated over 40 wage and hour class actions concerning:
- Overtime compensation
- Meal and rest breaks
- Vacation pay
- Final payments at time of termination
- Off-the-clock compensation
- Minimum wage violations
- Failure to properly calculate premium wage rate
- Failure to pay business expenses
- Unlawful deductions from pay
Together with Edward J. Wynne, Mr. Pickett tried the only known class action to have gone to trial in California under California’s outside sales exemption under at both the liability and damages phases. That case, Duran et al. v. U.S. Bank, N.A. (Alameda County Superior Court Case 2001-035537), found that certain US Bank’s employees in California were misclassified as exempt as opposed to non-exempt and are thus owed overtime compensation.