Gage C. Dungy

Gage C. Dungy Partner

Gage Dungy provides management-side representation and legal counsel to clients in all matters pertaining to labor and employment law throughout the State of California.  This includes public sector employers – cities, counties, special districts, and hospitals – and non-profit agencies and other employers.

Gage is experienced in representing and advising employers on various labor and employment law issues, including matters pertaining to employment discrimination/harassment/retaliation, disability accommodation and family/medical leaves of absence, wage and hour law, employee discipline and due process, the meet and confer process, labor relations and negotiations, and the preparation of employment guidelines and policies.  Gage represents a range of employers not only in court, but before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Public Employment Relations Board, the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, the Department of Labor and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE or “Labor Commissioner”).

Gage has served as chief negotiator for public sector agencies in labor negotiations with their employee organizations, including both miscellaneous and safety employee units covered under the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (MMBA).  Based on this experience, he is very familiar with the relevant laws and strategic considerations related to the representation of public sector clients at the bargaining table, including the impact of the MMBA's impasse fact-finding obligations.

Gage is a popular speaker and trainer and has presented numerous presentations, preventative trainings, and workshops for employers, agencies, and trade associations on the following topics, among others: Preventing Workplace Harassment, Disability and Leave Laws, Performance Management, Labor Relations and the Meet and Confer Process (MMBA), Employee Discipline, Employee Performance Evaluations, Generational Diversity and Succession Planning, Ethics in Public Service, Brown Act/Public Records Act, Annual Audit of Personnel Rules, Public Safety Employment (POBR/FBOR), Embracing Diversity, Wage and Hour Laws, and Legal Issues with Reductions in Force.

Gage leads LCW's legislative tracking efforts on labor and employment law legislation and works closely with the League of California Cities, California State Association of Counties (CSAC), and California Special Districts Association (CSDA) to advise on the impacts of such legislation.

Gage has been recognized as a Northern California Rising Star in the field of employment and labor law for 9 straight years (2009-2018).  He has also published articles on current labor and employment law cases and trends in the Daily Journal and the California Public Employee Relations Journal.

Gage previously served on the U.C. Davis School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2006 to 2016, including as its Board President from 2013 to 2015. He was also the recipient of the University of Notre Dame Young Alumni Award in 2008.

Education

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

  • BA, University of Notre Dame

NEGOTIATIONS

Shasta County – Deputy Sheriffs (DSA), Correctional Officers (DSA-CO), Public Works (Teamsters), IHSS Providers (SEIU), General Employees (UPEC General), Professional Employees (UPEC Professional), Sheriffs Managers (SAA), Probation Officers (PPOA), Mid-Managers (MMBU), and Supervisory Employees (SCEA).

Yuba County – District Attorneys (DDAA).

Carmichael Water District – Treatment and Distribution Employees (AFSCME).

City of American Canyon – General Employees (Teamsters), Mid-Managers (Teamsters)

Calaveras County Water District – General Employees (SEIU).

City of Ceres - Firefighters, Public Safety, Mid-Managers, and Supervisory Employees.

Kings County - Firefighters, Deputy Sheriffs (DSA), and Detention Employees.

Tulare County - Probation Officers, Public Works (UAW), Physicians, Criminal Investigators, and Welfare Investigators.

Kern County –Miscellaneous Employees (SEIU).

City of Visalia – Miscellaneous Employees (Carpenters Union) and Mid-Managers.

City of Mendota - Police Officers (OE-3).

City of Madera – Miscellaneous Employees (OE-3). 

Education

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

  • BA, University of Notre Dame

U.C. Davis School of Law Alumni Association

Sacramento County Bar Association

Notre Dame Club of Sacramento

Education

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

  • BA, University of Notre Dame

Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars in the field of Employment & Labor Law (2009 - 2018)

Education

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

  • BA, University of Notre Dame

Dec 6, 2018

DFEH Provides Guidance on Impact of New SB 1343 Harassment Training Requirements: Some Questions Answered, Many Still Remain – Including Possibility that ALL Supervisory and Nonsupervisory Employees Need to Be Trained or Retrained Again in 2019

Since 2005, Assembly Bill 1825 has required private sector employers with 50 or more employees and all public employers provide two hours of sexual harassment training to supervisory employers within six months of assuming a supervisory position and again at least every two years.  This has commonly been referred to as “AB 1825” supervisor harassment training and is codified under Government Code section 12950.1 and interpreted in the Department of Fair Employment and Housing’s (DFEH) regulations at 2 C.C.R. § 11024.

Jul 10, 2017 Press Release

Nine LCW Attorneys Selected to the List of 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

We are proud to announce that nine LCW attorneys were recognized by the Super Lawyers for their work in labor and employment law.

May 9, 2017

Negotiations: The Timing and Order of Settlements

We are excited to continue our video series – Tips from the Table. In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented at your bargaining tables. We hope that you will find these clips informative and helpful in your negotiations.

Apr 11, 2017

Workplace Protections for Transgender Employees

Legal protections for transgender individuals have been in place in California since the early part of this century, but have recently been garnering increased attention. Transgender is an umbrella term used to describe individuals whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from what is typically associated with their assigned sex at birth. A person’s gender identity, gender expression, and transgender status are expressly protected in the workplace under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and employers need to be prepared to enforce such protections.

Sep 14, 2016

The New FLSA Salary Basis Test Regulations Are Here! – Everything California Public Education Employers Need To Know

The U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") recently issued new regulations modifying the weekly salary and annual compensation threshold levels for white collar exemptions to FLSA overtime requirements.  These regulations become effective December 1, 2016. 

Education

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

  • BA, University of Notre Dame

29 May 2019
Consortium Trainings

12 Steps to Avoiding Liability

Gold Country ERC Elk Grove
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29 May 2019
Consortium Trainings

Human Resources Academy II

Gold Country ERC Elk Grove
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9 May 2019
Consortium Trainings

Labor Negotiations From Beginning to End

North State ERC Chico
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9 May 2019
Consortium Trainings

Human Resources Academy II

North State ERC Chico
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18 April 2019
Consortium Trainings

Leaves, Leaves and More Leaves

San Joaquin Valley ERC Ripon
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18 April 2019
Consortium Trainings

Human Resources Academy II

San Joaquin Valley ERC Ripon
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Education

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

  • BA, University of Notre Dame

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