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Spencer Hamer

Fax +1.949.253.0902

Spencer Hamer focuses his practice on labor and employment matters including discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, family medical leave, disability, wage and hour, retaliation, unfair competition, trade secrets, wrongful termination, and privacy rights.

Mr. Hamer devotes a substantial amount of his practice to advisory work. He conducts training on general employment law risk issues and routinely counsels on a variety of matters including leaves of absence, employment agreements, accommodations, employment policies and procedures, wage and hour audits, workplace investigations, and anti-harassment training.

Mr. Hamer has represented a variety of health care industry employers, including hospitals, medical practice groups, urgent care centers, ambulance operators, and emergency medical providers. In the hospitality industry, he has defended employers against a variety of claims including sexual harassment, retaliation, pregnancy discrimination, failure to pay overtime, failure to provide meal and rest breaks, “off the clock” cases, and disability discrimination claims. He has conducted numerous wage and hour audits for hospitality industry clients.

In the insurance industry, Mr. Hamer has advised employers on numerous matters regarding broker compensation, independent contractor issues, wage and hour risks, and unfair competition. Mr. Hamer has counseled automobile dealerships and transportation industry employers on workplace theft, sexual harassment, and wage and hour matters. He has also worked with numerous local colleges and universities to assist them with educational access and discrimination issues, development of codes of conduct, student privacy, and tenure disputes.

This is a temporary biography. A complete biography will be available soon.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Hamer was a partner at another law firm in Orange County.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • State Bar of California (Labor & Employment Section)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section)
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • Ability First 5K (Board of Directors)