Alden Parker is the managing partner of the firm's Sacramento office and the co-chair of the Hospitality Industry Group. Alden represents employers in all facets of employment law matters. His clients are involved in a variety of food chain related industries. From growers, packers, and shippers to grocers, restaurants and hotels, Alden works tirelessly on behalf of employers from the farm to the fork.
Alden has considerable experience defending employers in single plaintiff and Class/PAGA litigation. Those claims have involved the claims of discrimination, harassment, and wage & hour violations pursuant to State and Federal Law. Alden has also defended employers against whistleblowe and retaliation claims, including claims under the California Whistleblower Act and various provisions of the California Labor Code.
Alden has extensive experience defending employers in federal and state court, as well as in investigations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Civil Rights Department (CRD), United States Department of Labor (DOL), California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
In addition to defending his clients in litigation, Alden frequently counsels employers to assist them in avoiding litigation. He regularly advises clients on leave management issues and wage and hour compliance.
Alden is also a frequent speaker for many associations, including the California Restaurant Association, the Restaurant Law Center, the Hospitality Lawyer, the Western Agricultural Processors Association, Grower-Shipper Association of Central California and SHRM. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Sacramento Chapter of the California Restaurant Association.
Alden has been recognized in Northern California Super Lawyers since 2013 and Northern California Top Lawyers since 2014.