Lukas Clary




Lukas Clary is a shareholder in the Firm’s Labor & Employment and Litigation practice groups and serves as the Firm’s Marketing Shareholder. 

Lukas has experience representing clients in all aspects of Employment Litigation.  He regularly handles claims involving allegations of workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, unpaid overtime and wages, missed meal and rest periods, and class actions.

Lukas also regularly counsels employers on compliance and litigation avoidance strategies, including leave management and the interactive process associated with accommodating employees with disabilities.  He also helps his clients craft employee handbooks and employment policies.

In addition to his Employment Law practice, Lukas has successfully litigated real estate and business disputes, copyright and trademark claims, and consumer claims.   He has successfully prosecuted and defended cases in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and through alternative dispute resolution.  He has won cases at trial and summary judgment and has negotiated several favorable settlements for his clients.  Through these experiences, he can quickly identify and execute a resolution strategy consistent with his clients’ goals.

A member of the Board of Directors for the California Restaurant Association’s Sacramento chapter, Lukas regularly represents restaurateurs and other hospitality employers in employment matters and with legal issues unique to the industry.  His clients also include employers in the transportation and financial services industries, among others.  Lukas is a frequent speaker for various organizations, including the Sacramento Area Human Resources Association and the Sacramento Employer Advisory Council.

Lukas received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis.  Lukas is a member of the State Bar of California and various local and national bar associations.  He is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and all U.S. District Courts in California.

Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Sacramento Class of 2017

California Restaurant Association, Sacramento Chapter
Board Member

California Restaurant Association, Sacramento Chapter
Education Committee Chair

California Restaurant Association, Sacramento Chapter
Government Affairs Committee Member

California Trucking Association
Legal Center Partner

Sacramento Professional Advisors Network

Gordon D. Schaber Mock Trial & Moot Court Competition
Volunteer Judge

California State Bar, Labor and Employment Law Sections

Sacramento County Bar Association

El Dorado County Bar Association

Meritas, Sacramento

Sacramento Area Human Resources Association (SAHRA)
legal team, chair of Legislative Advocacy Committee


Sacramento Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, 2019

Northern California Super Lawyers, 2020 – 2022

Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2016-2019

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2017-2018, 2020 – Class Action/Mass Torts

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2020 – 2023 – Labor & Employment

J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2007

B.A., University of California, Davis, 2002

L&E Seminar: Top 10 Things Employers Do (or Don’t Do) to Get Sued

Managing employees in California is not easy, and the state’s many employment laws are complicated and confusing. Join Ryan Abernethy, Lukas Clary, and Nikki Mahmoudi as they give guidance on how to protect your organization by avoiding some of the most common mistakes that lead to employee lawsuits. Program Highlights An…

  • When: Oct 18, 2023 09:30 am PDT – 11:30 am PDT
  • Where: 400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814

Meagan Bainbridge and Lukas Clary to Present on the Use of A.I. in Employment Decisions at the 2023 SAHRA Conference

From September 13 – 14, 2023, the Sacramento Area Human Resource Association (SAHRA) will host its annual conference for HR professionals and service providers. The event aims to connect industry professionals and offer educational sessions to keep you current on industry topics. Weintraub shareholders Meagan Bainbridge and Lukas Clary will present…

  • When: Sep 14, 2023
  • Where: 700 Event Center Drive, Roseville, CA 95678

L&E Seminar: The Risk of Retaliation Claims – It’s More Than You Think! The Various Statutes Protecting Employees

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.” On April 12th, Lukas Clary, Meagan Bainbridge, and Jacqueline Simonovich of Weintraub Tobin’s…

  • When: Apr 12, 2023 09:30 am PDT – 11:30 am PDT
  • Where: 400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

Webinar: Employment Law Compliance for the New Year

On Thursday, November 17th, the California Restaurant Association (CRA) will hold a webinar discussing employment law developments that will impact the workplace in 2023. Weintraub shareholder Lukas Clary will lead the webinar, which will cover:

  • When: Nov 17, 2022 10:00 am PST
  • Where: Webinar

Lukas Clary Presents Before Sacramento Area Human Resource Association

On November 3rd, 2022, the Sacramento Area Human Resource Association (SAHRA) will host a membership luncheon to discuss California’s new pay transparency law. Weintraub Shareholder Lukas Clary and the Firm’s Director of Human Resources, Jennel Fernandez, will present at the event, discussing implications for employers and HR.

  • When: Nov 3, 2022 11:00 am PDT
  • Where: Arden Hills: A Wellness Resort 1220 Arden Hills Ln Sacramento, California 95864 United States

Webinar: 10 Pay Practices That Can Keep You Out of Hot Water

On Wednesday, May 18th, Lukas Clary of Weintraub Tobin’s Labor & Employment Practice Group hosted a webinar discussing ten pay practices that are key to ensuring you stay out of hot water and away from class action and PAGA lawsuits.  Unfortunately, wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague California employers.…

  • When: May 18, 2022
  • Where: Webinar

Webinar: Employment Law Update 2022

On January 12, 2022, attorneys Lizbeth V. West, James Kachmar, Meagan D. Bainbridge, Brendan Begley, and Ryan Abernethy presented part two of a webinar discussing important legal developments from 2021 and reviewing a number of new laws and case law developments impacting employers in 2022. Employment Law Update (Part 2)…

  • When: Jan 12, 2022
  • Where: Webinar

Webinar: They Manage Your Workforce and They Can Get You Sued: The Importance of Training Managers and Supervisors to Comply with Employment Law

A supervisor’s action (or inaction) is often what results in liability for an employer. Not because the supervisor necessarily intends to expose an employer to legal liability but merely because the supervisor hasn’t been trained regarding the employer’s legal obligations in relation to its employees. Employers are encouraged to train…

  • When: Aug 4, 2021

Webinar – Saying It’s So, Doesn’t Make It So: Properly Analyzing Whether Your Exempt Employees Meet Exemption Requirements

Summary of ProgramOn March 24, 2021, Lukas Clary discussed the importance of correctly classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt is made clear by 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…

  • When: Mar 24, 2021
  • Where: Webinar

WEBINAR: Get Ready for 2021 – An Overview of New California Legislation

Lizbeth (“Beth”) West, Shauna Correia, Lukas Clary, and Ryan Abernethy of Weintraub Tobin’s Labor & Employment Group provided an overview of California legislation that employers must be aware of as they go into 2021. This seminar was presented and recorded on December 9, 2020. A recording of this webinar can…

  • When: Dec 9, 2020
  • Where: Webinar

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

On August 13, 2020 Weintraub attorney Lukas Clary discussed the nuts and bolts of wage and hour compliance for non-exempt employees in California. 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…

  • When: Aug 13, 2020
  • Where: Webinar

California Employment News: US Supreme Court “Viking River” Decision Brings PAGA Relief for CA Employers

In this episode of California Employment News, Lukas Clary and Meagan Bainbridge discuss the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v Moriana holding that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts the California law precluding division of individual and non-individual Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) actions for purposes of compelling arbitration. Not only…

35 Weintraub Attorneys Named to 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Firm Retains Highest Percentage of Sacramento Top 25 List

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that 38 of its attorneys have been included on the 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys in Northern California.  In addition, 4 Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition on Northern California and Sacramento “Top” lists. Weintraub attorneys represent 16 percent…

California Employment News: How to Comply With and Use Employee Record Requests to Your Advantage

In this episode of California Employment News, Lukas Clary and Meagan Bainbridge discuss steps that employers can take to comply with employee records requests, while also mitigating the risk of potential workplace violation claims. Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here. Listen to this podcast episode here.

California Employment News: Best Practices for Employers to Start The New Year

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce the launch of California Employment News, a series of short, informational videos designed to keep California employers up-to-date on legal developments in employment law. In this inaugural episode, Weintraub employment attorneys Meagan Bainbridge and Lukas Clary discuss best practices for employers to implement regularly, such…

California Employment News: Lesser Known Pay Exemptions

While some pay exemptions are fairly well-known, there are some, such as the Computer Professional and Sales exemptions, that are not as common. Meagan Bainbridge and Lukas Clary close out the pay exemptions series on California Employment News with this episode reviewing these two lesser known pay exemptions. Listen to this podcast episode here. Watch this…

California Employment News: Professional and Administrative Pay Exemptions

Two of the most common pay exemptions from federal and state overtime, meal and rest break, and minimum wage laws are the Professional and Administrative exemptions. Meagan Bainbridge and Lukas Clary detail how these two exemptions work in this episode of California Employment News. Listen to this podcast episode here. Watch this episode on…

California Employment News: The Executive Pay Exemption

The executive pay exemption is one of three so-called “white-collar” pay exemptions that exempt certain employees from state and/or federal overtime, minimum wage, and meal and rest break requirements. Meagan Bainbridge and Lukas Clary review this exemption in part 2 of this 4-part pay exemption series on California Employment News. Listen to the podcast episode…

California Employment News: The Basics of Pay Exemptions

Certain employees can be exempt from overtime pay and meal and rest breaks under both the FLSA and California Labor Law. Meagan Bainbridge and Lukas Clary break down the basics of pay exemptions in part 1 of this 4-part series for California Employment News. Listen to this podcast episode here. Watch this episode on the…

Webinar: Top 10 Developments in California Employment Laws for 2023

The California Legislature has passed, and Governor Newsom has signed, a flurry of new employment laws that will be kicking in as early as January 1, 2023.   It is that time of year where employers should begin making adjustments in their policies and practices to comply with the new employment…

  • When: Nov 9, 2022
  • Where: Webinar