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Spencer Hamer

Partner
+1.949.623.3553
Fax +1.949.253.0902

Spencer Hamer focuses his practice on labor and employment matters including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, executive agreements, leaves of absence, disability, retaliation, unfair competition, trade secrets, wrongful termination, privacy rights, and the National Labor Relations Act.

Mr. Hamer has successfully represented employers in numerous cases in state and federal court. In addition, his practice involves management training, compliance audits, employment policies and procedures, workplace investigations, and risk management strategies.

Mr. Hamer has represented employers in a variety of industries, including health care, hospitality, manufacturing, advertising, digital media, and education.

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)

Additional Information


Presentations and Publications


Mr. Hamer has presented numerous programs and continuing legal education seminars to various industry associations throughout California and nationally, and has written extensively on labor and employment topics, including the following:
  • "Protecting Health Care Workers from Workplace Violence Risks,” Orange County Bar Association Health Care Law Section Meeting, February 9, 2017.
  • “Managing Workplace Risk: An Employment Law Overview,” Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of California Insurance Law Track, October 12, 2016.
  • “Don’t Post That! Protecting Patient Privacy in the Age of Social Media,” The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, October 3, 2016.
  • “Classifying and Compensating Commission-Based Insurance Salespersons,” American Agents Alliance Convention & Expo, September 24, 2016.
  • “Preventing Workplace Violence in the Urgent Care Industry,” Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) 2016 Spring Conference, April 20, 2016.
  • “Crafting a Legal and Effective Social Media Policy,” Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) 2016 Spring Conference, April 19, 2016.
  • “Everything Non-Clinical That You’ve Ever Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to Ask,” Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) 2016 Spring Conference, April 18, 2016. 
  • “Recent Employment Law Developments in the California Health Care Industry,” California Society for Healthcare Attorneys (CSHA) Spring Seminar, April 8, 2016.
  • “Physician Agreements for Employees and Independent Contractors,” Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) Health Care Law Section Meeting, March 10, 2016.
  • “Complying with Medical Information Restrictions of the Family Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act,” The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, February 1, 2016.
  • “When Is a Retained Agent an Employee vs. an Independent Contractor, in Light of the Uber Decision,” California Insurance Wholesalers Association, January 11, 2016.