The After Hours series of Legal Alert video podcasts by Los Angeles Arent Fox partner Harry Johnson continues with Episode Seven. After Hours examines general employment law and labor-management issues, especially in California, and their significance for in-house counsel and human resources professionals, all with a humorous twist.

We are also extremely pleased to announce that After Hours is now available through iTunes; click here to subscribe to the podcast through Apple’s iTunes service.

This is a special guest interview episode, our first. Last year ended with a pair of cases making employers liable for substantial penalties resulting from seating regulation violations, cases that were covered in Episode Six. This episode takes a deeper dive into the ramifications of those decisions concerning violations of California wage regulations in general. Here, noted wage-hour class action litigator and legal commentator Steven G. Pearl weighs in with the plaintiff’s take on the resulting Labor Code Private Attorney General Act theories we might see in 2011 and beyond. Steven, who authors The California Wage and Hour Blog and co-authors the treatise California Wage and Hour Law and Litigation, also provides a plaintiff’s counsel’s (and mediator’s) valuable perspective on litigation tactics that may be unproductive in wage-hour class actions. (Needless to say, Harry doesn’t always agree…)

To view the seventh episode of After Hours, please click here.