Rachel E. Davey
Rachel E. Davey defends and counsels employers in federal, state, and local labor and employment matters. Rachel’s practice focuses on wage and hour class action and PAGA representative action litigation. She is a zealous advocate for clients facing allegations of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and harassment. Rachel has represented clients in federal and state courts, arbitrations, mediations, and appellate proceedings.
Rachel graduated cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Rhetoric & Writing and a minor in Government. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She was the Online Editor for the Intellectual Property, Science & Technology Journal and worked as a LexisNexis Legal Research Associate.
Before joining Weintraub Tobin, Rachel practiced at a prominent Plaintiff-side labor and employment law firm in San Francisco. Rachel brings the unique perspective of Plaintiff-side strategy to her calculated defense work at Weintraub Tobin.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys golfing and slalom waterskiing.
Published Decisions and Representative Matters:
- Obtained arbitration award on behalf of the client in a wage and hour case (2020).
- Obtained arbitration award on behalf of client in discrimination, wrongful termination case (2019).
- Achieved favorable result for the client in motion for class certification of wage and hour claims: Nash v. Horizon Freight Sys., Inc., 2020 WL 7640878 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 23, 2020).
- Successful reversal of the summary judgment in wage and hour class action: Oliver v. Konica Minolta Bus. Sols. U.S.A., Inc., 51 Cal. App. 5th 1 (2020).
- Achieved successful results for clients in motions for remand: Thomas v. CVS Health Corp., 2019 WL 3526344 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 1, 2019); Williams v. ETC Inst., 2018 WL 3105117 (N.D. Cal. June 25, 2018).
J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 2016
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2013
Webinar: Employment Law Update 2022
Please join attorneys from our Labor and Employment Group for our Employment Law update webinar series, as they discuss important legal developments from 2021 and review a number of new laws and case law developments impacting employers in 2022.
Webinar: Can You Hear the Whistle Blowing? What to Know About Protections Against Retaliation in the Workplace And How to Prevent “Whistleblower” Claims
Like other employment claims in recent times, we are seeing more retaliation and “whistleblower” claims against California employers. Employers need to know what to listen for or they can find themselves accused of retaliating against a “whistleblower.” James Kachmar and Rachel Davey of Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group presented a very important training session on November 3,
Rachel E. Davey Joins Weintraub
Weintraub is pleased to welcome Rachel E. Davey to the Firm’s Labor & Employment Group. Rachel’s practice focuses on wage and hour class action and PAGA representative action litigation.
California Court of Appeal Holds That Trial Courts Have Authority to Strike PAGA Claims For Being Unmanageable
What is PAGA? California’s labor law enforcement agencies, including the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (“LWDA”) also known as the “Labor Board” has the authority to investigate whether employers violate the California Labor Code,
Bad News for Employers: The California Supreme Court Disallows Rounding Meal Periods and Creates a Presumption that the Meal Period Law is Violated When Time Records Show Late, Interrupted, Or Missed Meal Periods
Background: Under California law, employers must provide non-exempt employees with one 30-minute meal period that begins no later than the end of the fifth hour of work and another 30-minute meal period that begins no later than the end of the tenth hour of work.