Zack Thompson

Associate


Experience

Zack is an associate in the firm’s labor and employment practice group. He has litigated on behalf of a broad spectrum of clients, from individuals in business or property disputes to agricultural businesses, restaurants, and banks. He handles a wide variety of matters, including contract and real estate disputes, employment disputes and labor law compliance lawsuits, corporate and partnership dissolutions, trademark and copyright disputes, trade secret cases, administrative hearings and appeals, and writ petitions. His analytical abilities have contributed to victories from temporary injunctive relief to summary judgment.

Zack received his J.D. magna cum laude from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and was named a member of the Order of the Coif and the Order of Barristers. While in law school, he worked as a certified law student at the St. Louis County Public Defender’s Office, where he successfully argued that a felony burglary charge should be dismissed for lack of probable cause, after questioning witnesses during a preliminary hearing. Before working for the Public Defender, Zack was a summer law clerk for the Honorable Steven Ohmer of the 22nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri.

Zack was also chosen to represent WashU Law as a member of the National Moot Court Team. His team competed in the 2016-17 American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition, where they defeated the reigning national champions before being eliminated. Prior to that, Zack won the 2016 Wiley Rutledge Intramural Moot Court Competition, after finishing as a semifinalist in the 2015 Wiley Rutledge Intramural Moot Court Competition.

Outside of work, Zack enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing and watching sports, and exploring Sacramento. He has competed at the ultimate frisbee club national championships five times.

Northern California Super Lawyers – Rising Star, 2020

J.D., Washington University, School of Law, 2017, magna cum laude

Webinar: Overtime, Meal Periods, Wage Statements – Oh My! Non-Exempt Wage and Hour Compliance

Summary of Program Unfortunately, both single-plaintiff and class-action wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague California employers. Employers are often sued because of technical violations that occur simply because an employer is unaware of its legal obligations. 

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Salary Equals Exempt Right? Wrong! Determining Exempt Status

Summary of Program With the ever increasing number of claims filed with the Department of Labor and California Labor Commissioner for unpaid overtime, and the increasing number of wage and hour class action lawsuits,

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Employment Law 2019/2020 – A Year in Review; A Year Ahead (San Francisco)

Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss legal developments from 2019 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2020.

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Employment Law 2019/2020 – A Year in Review; A Year Ahead

Due to high demand, we have scheduled this second session to accommodate additional attendees. Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss legal developments from 2019 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2020.

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Employment Law 2019/2020 – A Year in Review; A Year Ahead

Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss legal developments from 2019 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2020.

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2019 Employment Law Update in San Francisco

Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2018 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2019. Program Highlights: • New Federal and State Legislation and Court Cases • Developments in Harassment,

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2019 Employment Law Update – Sacramento

Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2018 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2019. Program Highlights: • New Federal and State Legislation and Court Cases • Developments in Harassment,

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36 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Retain Highest Percentage of Sacramento Top 25 List

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that 36 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included on the 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys in Northern California.  In addition,

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Weintraub Represents Sacramento Restaurateur in Dispute with National Restaurant Chain

Weintraub litigators were in the news this week as their client, local restaurant owner Jared Katzenbarger, filed suit against Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. The lawsuit is in response to Dickey’s demand that Mr.

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Weintraub Tobin’s L&E Blog recognized as “Top 10 HR Blogs for Practical Advice in 2018” By PerformYard

Weintraub Tobin’s Labor & Employment Law Blog has been recognized in PerformYard‘s “Top 10 HR Blogs for Practical Advice in 2018”. The L&E blog “provides an incredible service for HR professionals,

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Weintraub would like to welcome Zack Thompson as an associate to the firm

Zack is an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group. He has litigated on behalf of a broad spectrum of clients, from individuals in business or property disputes to agricultural businesses,

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Two Important U.S. Supreme Court Decisions for Religious Employers (and Employers Morally Opposed to Birth Control)

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down two decisions yesterday that affect religious employers. In the first, Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, the Court held that the “so-called ministerial exception”

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Settling Individual Labor Code Violations Kills PAGA Claims

On December 29, 2017, in Kim v. Reins International California, Inc., the Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles ruled that a plaintiff no longer has standing to assert PAGA claims once the plaintiff has settled and dismissed his individual claims against his employer.

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