John K. Skousen
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Address: 2050 Main Street
Irvine, CA 92614

University: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, B.S., summa cum laude, 1979; University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, M.A., 1984, University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, MS, J.D., cum laude, 1992
Admitted: 1992, Mississippi; 1997, California
Biography: John Skousen is a partner in the Irvine office. His practice is concentrated on wage and hour law and employment litigation. John has a unique blend of appellate and trial experience, as well as practical experience in business and personnel management. Following his graduation from law school, John served as a law clerk/staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and then served as a law clerk for United States District Court Judge Walter J. Gex, III, of the Southern District of Mississippi. Before attending law school, John worked in various management positions in a prominent Fortune 500 company in Los Angeles, during which time he earned a graduate degree in management and taught personnel management courses at California State University, San Bernardino. Subsequently, he studied for two years at the Claremont Graduate School's prestigious executive management program in the Peter Drucker School of Management. As a lawyer, John not only represents employers in class actions and other employment litigation, he creates and presents webinars and conducts management training on a variety of topics, including management practices impacting on state and federal equal employment opportunity laws, harassment prevention, and compliance with state and federal wage & hour laws.John was recently appointed as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Redlands. News-MediaWhen Management Fails: Missing the Obvious Can Topple A Company November 30, 2011 Labor Law Challenges for Your Construction Business November 1, 2011 Legal Risks of Giving Title Changes in Lieu of Raises June 1, 2011 The Rules of Reducing Salaries: Tips to Consider Before Implementing Pay Cuts July 1, 2010 Certain Reductions to Salaried Exempt Pay and Work Schedules Approved November 2, 2009 PresentationsBenefits of Leveraging Class Arbitrations with Mediation and Creativity - Irvine, CA June 7, 2013 Understanding California Laws on Meal and Rest Periods: The Impact of the Brinker Restaurant Case Webinar May 2012 Proactive Wage & Hour Strategies for California Trucking Companies Webinar September 2011 Quotes and SoundbitesUber Appeals Ruling that Driver Was Employee June 19, 2015 Uber Loses Crucial California Court Battle June 18, 2015 Uber Driver Is Employee, Not Contractor: Calif. Commissioner June 17, 2015 Driver is Employee, Not Contractor: Ruling May Shake up Uber June 17, 2015 Meal-Break Class Actions Continue in Post-Brinker Era November 18, 2014 For California Employers, Seating Is a Hazy Topic February 14, 2014 Brinker Provided Guidance to Employers On Break Rules in California May 22, 2012 Newsletter ArticlesHow Employers Can Combat Timecard Fraud And Employee Wage Theft October 1, 2015 Answering The Call April 1, 2015 It's Payback Time: Reimbursement Of Employee Expenses Is A Hot Issue In California October 1, 2014 Federal Court Limits California's Wage-Hour Laws October 1, 2014 California's Regular Rate: Getting It Right Can Save Money October 1, 2013 Court Clarifies Impact Of Multi-Tasking On Exempt Status July 1, 2013 Late Breaking News April 1, 2013 New Rules For Commission-Paid Employees Take Effect January 1, 2013 January 2, 2013 Decision Provides Greater Flexibility In Scheduling Meetings October 1, 2012 Commissioned-Salesperson Ruling Is Big Win For Employers October 1, 2012 A Closer Look At The Brinker Decision July 2, 2012 Sue An Employee, But Pay For Attorneys' Fees? January 3, 2012 How Do You Recapture Debt From An Employee's Final Paycheck? Very Carefully October 1, 2011 Court Clarifies Meaning Of Commissions July 1, 2011 Pay Stub Rulings Continue April 1, 2011 Minimum Wage As Class Warfare: A Creeping Activism October 1, 2010 Employers Who Win Meal and Rest-Period Claims Can Recover Fees and Costs October 1, 2010 Dealing With The Labor Commissioner July 1, 2010 Avoiding Reporting-Time Claims April 1, 2010 Annual Bonuses: Are They Factored Into Overtime? April 1, 2010 Documentation Beyond Timekeeping Saves Dollars October 1, 2009 Defending Wage Claims Before the California Labor Commissioner July 1, 2009 Some Key Points for Wage/Hour Compliance April 1, 2009 The Explosion of Overtime Claims (Part 2) January 1, 2009