Aurelio J. Pérez advises and represents employers in a broad range of labor employment matters arising under state and federal law. He has assisted some of California and the nation’s largest employers in compliance and litigation. Aurelio has obtained significant experience in public and private sector labor relations, single plaintiff discrimination suits, wage and hour class action litigation, and employment tax practices.
Aurelio is a member of Littler’s Associate Business Development Group as well as the firm’s Traditional Labor Law Practice, Wage and Hour, Class Action Avoidance, and Employment Tax practice groups.
With his breadth of experience, Aurelio has helped represent employers in federal and state court litigation, and before other state and federal agencies, including the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, the National Labor Relations Board, California’s Public Employment Relations Board, California’s Employment Development Department, and the Internal Revenue Service.
Prior to working at Littler Mendelson, Aurelio externed with Justice Ming W. Chin at the Supreme Court of California. He also served as the senior notes and comments editor of the California Law Review and the co-editor-in-chief of the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal.
Professional and Community Affiliations Member, California Minority Counsel Program Member, Hispanic National Bar Association Member, Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)
Recognition Recipient, Anthony F. Dragonette Award in Civil Trial Practice - UC Berkeley School of Law, 2010 Recipient, Boalt Hall Fellowship
Education J.D., University of California Berkeley School of Law, 2010
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2010
M.A., University of California at Berkeley, 2009
B.A., Swarthmore College, 2002, With High Honors
Bar Admissions California Courts U.S. District Court, Northern District of California U.S. Tax Court U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Languages German Spanish
Publications & Press September 11, 2012 Sixth Circuit Affirms that Severance Is Not "Wages" Subject to FICA, Creating Circuit Split Littler ASAP
Books & Chapters The Contingent Workforce: Independent Contractors, Leased Employees & Temporary Employees, Chapter 24, The National Employer, Littler Mendelson and LexisNexis, chapter editor, 2013 Employee/Independent Contractor Status in California, Chapter 5, The California Employer, Littler Mendelson and LexisNexis, chapter editor, 2013 Union Organizing, Chapter 31, The National Employer, Littler Mendelson and LexisNexis, chapter editor, 2011
Blog Posts December 21, 2012 IRS Amends Eligibility, Extends Timeframe for Voluntary Classification Settlement Program Participation Employment Law Update