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Michael S. Kun is a member of the firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the Los Angeles office of Epstein Becker Green. He is co-chair of the firm’s national Wage and Hour practice group. Mr. Kun represents clients in such diverse industries as hospitality, health care, logistics, housing, and staffing services.
Mr. Kun speaks before professional and business groups on a variety of employment-related topics. He is the author of "An Empathetic Approach to Layoffs," "Disclosure of Identities in Employment Class Actions," and "Getting the Most Out of Voir Dire," all of which appeared in Employment Law360; "Dismissals That Didn't Stick," which appeared in The Human Resources Professional; and "What the Historic Dukes v. Wal-Mart Decision Means for Employers," which appeared in Metropolitan Corporate Counsel. He is the co-editor of, and a contributing writer to, the Wage & Hour Defense Blog.
Mr. Kun is one of the creators of the Wage & Hour Guide for Employers app, which provides employers with easy access to federal and state wage and hour laws.
Mr. Kun is also a published novelist and sportswriter. His novel The Locklear Letters has been converted into a movie that will be released in 2019. His novel You Poor Monster was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and was a Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection. He is also the author or co-author of We Are Still Tornadoes, Everybody Says Hello, The Baseball Uncyclopedia, The Football Uncylcopedia, My Wife and My Dead Wife, Corrections to My Memoirs, and A Thousand Benjamins.
Mr. Kun has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading labor and employment lawyer. Additionally, he has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list (2006 to 2019) in the areas of Employment & Labor: Employer and Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense. Mr. Kun was "Recommended" in the Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense category by The Legal 500 United States (2012, 2013, 2017 to 2019).