Marina C. Gruber defends employers in single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class action employment litigation, and before administrative agencies and in arbitration. Marina represents employers on all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour claims, traditional labor relations matters, and prevailing wage compliance under state and federal law. She advises on employee termination risk assessment, wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence, and disability accommodation.
Marina has advised extensively on all aspects of prevailing wage compliance on public works projects under state and federal law, with an emphasis on California prevailing wage law. She has also defended employers in prevailing wage litigation and before administrative agencies in connection with prevailing wage audits and penalty assessments.
Marina has handled litigation concerning various aspects of employment law, including misclassification, meal and rest periods, overtime, the California Private Attorneys General Act, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Marina represents employers in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, including unfair labor practices proceedings and union elections.
Marina also counsels employers on traditional labor relations matters, terminations, employment agreements, employee handbooks, and personnel policies.
Cornell Law School, 2010, J.D.
University of California, Berkeley, 2006, B.A.
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the Southern District of California
US District Court for the Eastern District of California
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Western District of Washington
US District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
"Rising Star," Northern California Super Lawyers (2013–2021)