Scott J. Witlin is a partner and the administrator of the Labor & Employment Department in the firm's Los Angeles office. He is Co-Chair of the firm's Wage and Hour Practice Group and a member of the firm's Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice Group.
Scott assists companies in dealing with the challenges of employing workers in California and throughout the U.S. Scott's practice includes both traditional labor and employment law matters, including wage and hour class actions, arbitrations, collective bargaining negotiations, compliance with various guild and union agreements, and union organizing campaigns. He represents clients in the entertainment, broadcasting, video game, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, consumer and industrial products, and transportation industries.
Scott has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Lawyers in the area of Labor & Employment; the Best Lawyers in America for the area of Employment Law ' Management; and Southern California Super Lawyers in the areas of Employment and Labor and Entertainment and Sports. He has twice been named a 'Top Labor and Employment Lawyer' in California by The Daily Journal (Los Angeles).
Articles in the National Law Review database by Scott J. Witlin
Barnes & Thornburg’s Wage and Hour Practice Group is recognized as National Law Review Go To Thought Leaders for the group’s innovative COVID-19 Related Workplace Litigation Tracker, which monitors workplace litigation in state and federal courts across the country and analyzes Coronavirus related labor and employment claim trends, giving employers guidance on compliance and preventitive measures. COVID-19 cases are grouped by type of litigation and provides weekly updates as new cases are filed, an invaluable resource for employers during these turbulent times. Barnes and Thornburg's Wage and Hour Group lead legal editors include: Kathleen Anderson, Scott Witlin, Peter Wozniak and Mark Wallin.