Event Details

Regular Rate of Pay and other California Wage and Hour Peculiarities

We will cover the legal definition of the regular rate of pay and how it impacts claims for overtime, and meal/rest period payment violations. Also, we will cover best practices for timekeeping, whether employers are safe to round time entries, and paying employees on time for wages and bonuses. 

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:  
• Apply what they’ve learned here to conduct wage and hour audits
• Advise clients on regular rate of pay calculations

*All registrations are assumed to be remote unless otherwise stated. To reserve your seat for the in-person option, please contact Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org or (707) 542-1190 ext. 100 to transfer your remote registration to in-person. 

 For the comfort of our guests, a limited number of in-person seats are available. If you wish to attend in-person, we suggest notifying our office at your earliest convenience to reserve your seat. Walk-ins will be admitted as space allows. In-person registrations expire at the start of the presentation. We do ask that you arrive promptly; otherwise your reserved seat may be given to a walk-in attendee. In-person reservations are non-refundable unless cancelled prior to 3 pm one business day prior to the presentation.

 If you need assistance with registration, please contact Ann Horn at 707-542-1190 ext. 100 or Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org

SCBA is happy to consider any accommodations you may need to participate in this program. Please contact SCBA at Reception@SonomaCountyBar.org or (707) 542-1190 ext. 100 to discuss what accommodations can be made available to you.


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Sarah Hirschfeld-Sussman
Dickenson Peatman and Fogarty

Sarah Hirschfeld-Sussman is an attorney at Dickenson Peatman and Fogarty (DP&F) in their employment law practice group. She represents clients in matters involving various employment issues including wage and hour, discrimination, reasonable accommodation, leaves of absence, and implementing state and federal regulations. She also assists clients in analyzing the legal risks associated with hiring, disciplining and firing, and represents her clients’ interests in both administrative proceedings and litigation. Additionally, Sarah publishes legal updates and provides workshops and training on various employment topics.
Prior to joining DP&F, Sarah represented public entities in labor and employment matters and all aspects of the collective bargaining process. Sarah assisted public entities in resolving grievances, litigating unfair labor practice charges, and handling personnel matters, including employee discipline, layoffs, and termination. 
Sarah is a Sonoma County native, graduating from Analy High School in Sebastopol before attending Brown University and Washington University School of Law. Sarah eventually made her way back to Sonoma County where she enjoys exploring this beautiful area with her husband and two young sons.

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Samantha Pungprakearti
Associate Attorney
Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP

Samantha Pungprakearti 
Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP 

Samantha Pungprakearti (“Poong-pre-ket”) is an attorney focusing on employment law and business disputes. Samantha focuses her practice on ensuring employers are well equipped to comply with California’s ever-evolving legal landscape. Samantha takes great pride in advising clients on employment matters, to make California a better place to work and do business. This includes providing engaging sexual harassment prevention training, investigations, and up-to-date advice on COVID-19 obligations.
Beyond advisory work, Samantha is a vigorous advocate in and out of Court with extensive experience in all phases of litigation. Samantha has deep experience in representing clients in employment matters, including cases involving discrimination (disability, sexual orientation, sex, race, national origin, etc.), retaliation, CFRA/FMLA leave issues as well as a panoply of wage and hour claims.
Before coming to the firm, she was a partner in what is now Quintana Hanafi, LLP in San Francisco, California. While working in San Francisco, Samantha was part of several plaintiff-side employment firms representing employees all around the bay.
Samantha has been honored as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine every year from 2013 to 2020. She is also a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association and past member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, San Mateo County Bar Association and San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.

Lawyer Referral Service

SCBA can help you find the right lawyer to assist you with your legal issues.
Contact Win Rogers by email or call her at (707) 546-5297 for a referral.