Mr. Roginson focuses on bringing creative solutions to complex legal problems. He has negotiated several settlements of wage/hour class and representative actions on terms favorable to the companies. Mr. Roginson also has considerable experience defending against union sponsored litigation and has represented garment manufacturers in a wage and hour class action brought by UNITE, a transportation company in a meal and rest period class action brought by the Teamsters Union, and various construction companies in prevailing wage and apprenticeship class action lawsuits financed and driven by the building and construction craft unions, including the IBEW, Roofers Union, and others.
Mr. Roginson has drafted, negotiated, and analyzed project labor agreements for contractors and private and public project owners.
Mr. Roginson has also served as an expert witness and consultant in several wage and hour and public works matters.
- Obtained decertification of class of service technicians against plumbing contractor
- Negotiated project labor agreements on behalf of two major motion picture studios with the local area building and construction trade unions to cover multiple construction projects.
- Obtained a favorable arbitration award against a union seeking to impose special terms into a project labor agreement.
- Defeated class certification in a class action lawsuit by warehouse employees against their logistics employer for meal and rest period and overtime claims.
- Defeated class certification in a class action lawsuit against a talent agency based upon contract and unlawful business practices arising out of the California Talent Agencies Act.
- Defeated class certification in a class action lawsuit by workers against their construction employer for purported prevailing wage violations.
- Defeated class certification in a class action by employees against their restaurant employer for purported wage and hour violations.
- Negotiated an industry-wide settlement with the California Labor Commissioner on behalf of the ready mix concrete industry concerning meal periods taken by ready mix concrete truck drivers.
- Obtained a California Court of Appeal decision holding that specific opinion letters by the California Labor Commissioner constituted impermissible underground regulations.
- Obtained a summary judgment ruling that a contractor was not required to pay prevailing wages on a jail improvement project and successfully defended an appeal of the decision.
- Obtained a court ruling reversing a public works coverage determination that equipment repair work at a landfill was subject to California prevailing wage requirements.
- Obtained summary judgment against a union on behalf of two non-union contractors that such contractors have no obligations to comply with union apprenticeship requirements.
- Obtained public works coverage determination finding that privately funded improvements made to public golf course were not subject to California prevailing wage requirements.