Gage C. Dungy

Gage C. Dungy Partner

Gage Dungy, a partner in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s Sacramento office, has over sixteen years of experience providing management-side representation and legal counsel to clients in all matters pertaining to labor and employment law throughout the State of California.  Gage’s clients include cities, counties, special districts, and hospitals as well as non-profit agencies and other employers.

Throughout the course of his legal career, Gage has represented and advised public agency employers on all aspects of labor and employment law issues, including matters pertaining to employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, disability accommodation, family/medical leaves of absence, wage and hour law, employee discipline and due process. He also regularly works with clients in the meet and confer process, labor relations and negotiations, and the preparation of employment guidelines and policies. 

In addition to providing advice and counsel to clients on labor and employment law issues, Gage also serves 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). He has successfully negotiated Memoranda of Understanding involving police officers, sheriffs, firefighters, public safety management staff, miscellaneous employees, management and supervisory staff in addition to other bargaining units. In negotiations, Gage excels in forging strong, effective relationships both with clients and with employee organization representatives. 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.

In addition to serving as chief negotiator, Gage leads LCW's legislative tracking efforts on labor and employment law legislation. He 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.

Additionally, Gage is a popular training speaker in the areas of performance management, preventing workplace harassment, the meet and confer process, and public safety employment. 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 was recognized as a Northern California Rising Star in the field of employment and labor law for nine straight years (2009-2018). 

A graduate of the University of California Davis Law School, Gage served on the school’s 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

City of Redding – Electrical Employees (IBEW); Maintenance Employees (IBEW)

Tehama County – Deputy Sheriffs (DSA); Miscellaneous Employees (Local 39)

City of Vacaville – Public Works Employees (Local 39); Mid-Level Managers (VMO)

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 5, 2019

Lactation Accommodation Requirements Expand in California Jan. 1, 2020

California employers with 50 or more employees need to prepare for a new law that requires them to provide private lactation spaces, reasonable break times to express milk, and policies spelled out for workers, write attorneys with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore. The law takes effect Jan. 1, 2020, and failing to comply could mean fines of $100 a day.

Nov 27, 2019

What Employers Should Know About California's New Lactation Accommodation Requirements

This article was published in The Recorder.

While lactation accommodation requirements are not new to California employers, Senate Bill 142 significantly expands an employer’s obligation to provide lactation accommodations and provides new consequences for noncompliance. California employers should be aware of these new obligations to ensure their work sites are compliant by the Jan. 1, 2020, effective date.

Oct 16, 2019

Three New Labor And Employment Law Bills That Will Impact Public Employers

Just prior to the October 13, 2019 deadline to sign/veto bills from this year’s Legislative Session, Governor Gavin Newson signed several labor and employment law bills into law that will bring about significant changes for California public employers beginning next year.  Below are summaries on three of these new bills that will go into effect on January 1, 2020.

Sep 23, 2019

A Recap of New Employer Requirements as Cleanup Bill Passes

Gage Dungy authored an article for the Daily Journal on the clean-up bill SB 778 that was approved by Gov. Gavin Newsom on August 30.

Aug 30, 2019

SB 778 Clean Up Legislation Signed Into Law Pushes Out Effective Date for Implementation of New SB 1343 Harassment Training Requirements to Calendar Year 2020 – What This Means for Employers

Following up on our December 6, 2018 Special Bulletin “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” regarding the impact of SB 1343’s new legal requirements expanding harassment prevention training to include nonsupervisory employees and also require all employees to be trained in calendar year 2019, there were a number of issues and concerns related to the implementation of this new law.  Governor Newsom has now signed into law clean-up legislation SB 778 on August 30, 2019 to address these issues.  SB 778 will now delay the implementation of the new harassment training requirements and any refresher training until calendar year 2020.  As urgency legislation, SB 778 went into effect immediately upon Governor Newsom’s approval of the law on August 30, 2019.

Apr 17, 2019

Nepotism Investigations Spur Questions for California State Workers: Where is it Happening?

Gage Dungy Quoted in The Sacramento Bee

On April 15th, The Sacramento Bee published an article covering nepotism in California government.  

Education

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

  • BA, University of Notre Dame

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Annual Planning Meeting

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12 March 2020
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Public Sector Employment Law Update

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Difficult Conversations

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Education

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

  • BA, University of Notre Dame

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