Catherine is a partner in the Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group in Seyfarth Shaw’s San Francisco office.  Her practice includes wage and hour litigation of California Labor Code and FLSA claims in state and federal court.  Ms. Dacre has an 19-year history in litigation, representing both public entity and private clients through trial and appeal.  She has successfully defended employers in wage and hour class actions, as well as discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and retaliation matter in state and federal court.

Seyfarth Synopsis: Does carrying a pager nullify a rest break? What about the possibility of being tapped on the shoulder by your boss? Or being called on your cell phone? The California Supreme Court considered these and other scenarios during an hour-long oral argument on September 29, as it asked, What does it mean to not “work” during a rest
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What’s the latest in telecommuting?  If you have many employees who rely on their ability to work from home, you probably were interested to hear of a change in trend in telecommuting.  Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer caused an uproar when it was leaked to the public that the company’s “work-from-home” policy was being revoked.  People seemed shocked that such a

Continue Reading So I Have to Get Dressed and Come to Work? The “Work-at-Home” Debate Continues, but What About “Reasonable Accommodation” Obligations?