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Seth G. Mehrten is a shareholder of Barsamian & Moody. His practice involves all aspects of labor and employment law. He represents employers in all kinds of employment law-related litigation, including wage and hour class actions and discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, in both federal and state trial and appellate courts. He represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board, the Agricultural Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Department of Labor, Fair Employment and Housing Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Labor Commissioner as well as various other state and federal administrative agencies.
Mr. Mehrten is a regular speaker for numerous organizations, including the Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA), the Farm Employers Labor Service (FELS), AgSafe, and others. He has presented at national and state conferences on various issues such as wage and hour compliance issues, laws pertaining to leaves of absence and time away from work, corporate governance, managing boards of directors, and avoiding conflicts of interest.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Mehrten served as a deputy city attorney in the Office of the City Attorney, City of Fresno. While at the City of Fresno, Mr. Mehrten advised the Office of the Mayor and City Manager, members of the City Council, and various City-departments on a wide array of legal issues. Mr. Mehrten began his career as a member of the legal staff of California Teaching Fellows Foundation where he was ultimately promoted to the position of General Counsel.
Mr. Mehrten obtained his J.D. from San Joaquin College of Law, where he served as Managing Editor of the San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review. While in law school he was a law clerk for the Honorable Ernest J. LiCalsi of the Madera County Superior Court, and published an article on the constitutionality of laws restricting the interstate shipment of wine. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Mehrten earned his B.A. in Psychology from Fresno State.