Kyle Nordrehaug

Background: Born in San Diego on October 21, 1972

Education: B.A. Berkely 1990 & J.D. San Diego Law School

Areas of Practice: Wage & Hour, Class Action, Employment Law, Labor Law

Kyle was born in San Diego, California on October 21, 1972. He received his B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990 and then proceeded to the University of San Diego School of Law, earning his J.D. in 1999. He was admitted to the Bar in California in 1999. Kyle is a member of the State Bar of California as well as the American Bar Association.

Work Related Expenses: Employees Don’t Need to Pay For The Company 

Kyle has extensive experience representing employees throughout California in lawsuits seeking reimbursement for work related expenses, pursuant to the California Labor Code, Section 2802. In particular, Kyle has been successful in helping security personnel get reimbursed for the expense of guns, bullet proof vests, fire arm license fees, gun holsters, and other related expenses.

IT/IS Professionals and Computer Technicians
California employment lawyer Kyle Nordrehaug has significant experience representing information technology and information systems computer workers in lawsuits to collect overtime pay for violations of state labor laws. Computer employees often work long hours under very strenous conditions. Often times, computer professionals remain on-call all day and night waiting for the employer’s work instructions. Despite the fact that many computer employees in California work overtime hours to troubleshoot and maintain computer systems, technology companies in the state fail to pay the computer employees overtime compensation. This issue is troubling for Kyle as he knows how hard these employees work and often finds that based on their job duties the computer employees should be making overtime pay.

California Vacation Time  
Kyle has a proud record of victories in cases relating to California vacation pay laws. In 2000, Kyle helped negotiate a settlement in Stevens v. May Dept. Stores, Case No.729301 for an amount totaling $4,697,000. Ever since these early, favorable settlements in California vacation time lawsuits, Kyle has continued to exemplify his excellence in the department of putting a stop to illegal vacation pay policies. Currently, Kyle is representing a class of former employees of Home Depot in California. Henshaw v. Home Depot alleges that Home Depot failed to recognize the class members’ earned and accrued vacation time.

Unpaid Commissions

The right to commissions is a gray spot in California law as many law firms do not know how the California commission laws work with respect to employees working in sales. Kyle, however, focuses on helping commissioned sales employees recover compensation for unpaid commissions. Many times, Kyle’s investigation reveals that employers not only fail to pay employees selling title insurance or loans their earned commissions, but also act in violation of state labor laws toward sales employees by placing restrains on a salespersons ability to find employment with a new company without losing the commissions the sales employee has earned. California public policy favors the free right of sales employees to seek new employment without losing the commissions they have earned.

Kyle is thrilled that he is able to make a difference for the better of the workforce. He is a hard worker and wants to change the world, or at least make it better. Giving Employees Hope when they have been wronged by their employer is what encourages Kyle to keep on doing what he is doing— which is, helping employees throughout California fight back and get the full amount of money and benefits they deserve.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Overtime Lawsuits
  • Unpaid Wages
  • Working off the clock
  • Unpaid Vacation Time

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1999


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1999
  • University of California, Berkeley , California
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Major: History

Representative Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

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