Kyle Nordrehaug


Selected as one of the top Plaintiff’s Employment & Labor Litigation Attorneys in Southern California in 2014 & 2015


Kyle was born in San Diego, California. He received his B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990 and then proceeded to the University of San Diego School of Law, earning his J.D. in 1999. He was admitted to the Bar in California in 1999. Kyle is a member of the State Bar of California as well as the American Bar Association.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1999


  • University of California at Berkeley (B.A. 1990)
  • University of San Diego School of Law (J.D. 1999)

Areas of Practice

  • Wage & Hour
  • Class Action
  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law

Work Related Expenses: Employees Don’t Need to Pay For The Company 

Kyle has extensive experience representing employees throughout California in lawsuits seeking reimbursement for work related expenses, pursuant to the California Labor Code, Section 2802. In particular, Kyle has been successful in helping security personnel get reimbursed for the expense of guns, bullet proof vests, fire arm license fees, gun holsters, and other related expenses.

IT/IS Professionals and Computer Technicians

California employment lawyer Kyle Nordrehaug has significant experience representing information technology and information systems computer workers in lawsuits to collect overtime pay for violations of state labor laws. Computer employees often work long hours under very strenous conditions. Often times, computer professionals remain on-call all day and night waiting for the employer’s work instructions. Despite the fact that many computer employees in California work overtime hours to troubleshoot and maintain computer systems, technology companies in the state fail to pay the computer employees overtime compensation. This issue is troubling for Kyle as he knows how hard these employees work and often finds that based on their job duties the computer employees should be making overtime pay. 

California Vacation Time  

Kyle has a proud record of victories in cases relating to California vacation pay laws. In 2000, Kyle helped negotiate a settlement in Stevens v. May Dept. Stores, Case No.729301 for an amount totaling $4,697,000. Ever since these early, favorable settlements in California vacation time lawsuits, Kyle has continued to exemplify his excellence in the department of putting a stop to illegal vacation pay policies. Currently, Kyle is representing a class of former employees of Home Depot in California. Henshaw v. Home Depot alleges that Home Depot failed to recognize the class members’ earned and accrued vacation time.

Unpaid Commissions

The right to commissions is a gray spot in California law as many law firms do not know how the California commission laws work with respect to employees working in sales. Kyle, however, focuses on helping commissioned sales employees recover compensation for unpaid commissions. Many times, Kyle’s investigation reveals that employers not only fail to pay employees selling title insurance or loans their earned commissions, but also act in violation of state labor laws toward sales employees by placing restrains on a salespersons ability to find employment with a new company without losing the commissions the sales employee has earned. California public policy favors the free right of sales employees to seek new employment without losing the commissions they have earned. 

Kyle is thrilled that he is able to make a difference for the better of the workforce. He is a hard worker and wants to change the world, or at least make it better. Giving Employees Hope when they have been wronged by their employer is what encourages Kyle to keep on doing what he is doing— which is, helping employees throughout California fight back and get the full amount of money and benefits they deserve. 

Representative Cases

Sakkab v. Luxottica Retail N. Am., Inc., 803 F.3d 425, (9th Cir. 2015); Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court, 234 Cal. App. 4th 1109,(Cal. Feb. 27, 2015); Sussex v. United States Dist. Court for the Dist. of Nev., 781 F.3d 1065 (9thCir. 2015); In re Tobacco Cases II, 41 Cal. 4th 1257 (2007);  Washington Mutual Bank v. Superior Court, 24 Cal. 4th 906 (2001);  Rocker v. KPMG LLP, 148 P.3d 703; 122 Nev. 1185 (2006); PCO, Inc. v. Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro, LLP, 150 Cal. App. 4th 384 (2007); Hall v. County of Los Angeles, 148 Cal. App. 4th 318 (2007); Coshow v. City of Escondido, 132 Cal. App. 4th 687 (2005);Daniels v. Philip Morris, 18 F.Supp 2d 1110 (S.D. Cal.1998); Gibson v. World Savings & Loan Asso., 103 Cal. App. 4th 1291 (2003); Jordan v. Department of Motor Vehicles, 75 Cal. App. 4th 445 (1999); Jordan v. Department of Motor Vehicles, 100 Cal.App. 4th 431 (2002); Norwest Mortgage, Inc. v. Superior Court, 72 Cal.App.4th 214 (1999); Hildago v. Diversified Transp. Sya, 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 3207 (9th Cir. 1998); Kensington Capital Mgal. v. Oakley, Inc., 1999 U.S. Dist LEXIS 385; Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) P90, 411 (1999 C.D. Cal.); Lister v. Oakley, Inc., 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 384; Fed. Sec. L. Rep. (CCH) P90,409 (C.D Cal. 1999); Olszewski v. Scripps Health, 30 Cal. 4th 798 (2003); Steroid Hormone Product Cases, 181 Cal. App. 4th 145 (2010); Owen v. Macy's, Inc., 175 Cal. App. 4th 462 (2009); Taiheiyo Cement Corp. v. Superior Court, 117 Cal. App. 4th 380 (2004); Taiheiyo Cement Corp. v. Superior Court, 105 Cal.App. 4th 398 (2003); McMeans v. Scripps Health, Inc., 100 Cal. App. 4th 507 (2002); Ramos v. Countrywide Home Loans, 82 Cal.App. 4th 615 (2000); Tevssier v. City of San Diego, 81 Cal.App. 4th 685 (2000);Washington Mutual Bank v. Superior Court, 70 Cal. App. 4th 299 (1999); Silvas v. E*Trade Mortg. Corp., 514 F.3d 1001 (9th Cir. 2008); Silvas v. E*Trade Mortg. Corp., 421 F. Supp. 2d 1315 (S.D. Cal. 2006); McPhail v. First Command Fin. Planning, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26544 (S.D. Cal. 2009); McPhail v. First Command Fin. Planning, Inc., 251 F.R.D. 514 (S.D. Cal. 2008); McPhail v. First Command Fin. Planning, Inc., 247 F.R.D. 598 (S.D. Cal. 2007); Barcia v. Contain-A-Way, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17118 (S.D. Cal. 2009); Barcia v. Contain-A-Way, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27365 (S.D. Cal. 2008); Wise v. Cubic Def. Applications, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11225 (S.D. Cal. 2009); Gabisan v. Pelican Prods., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1391 (S.D. Cal. 2009); La Jolla Friends of the Seals v. Nat'l Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. Nat'l Marine Fisheries Serv., 630 F. Supp. 2d 1222 (S.D. Cal. 2009); La Jolla Friends of the Seals v. Nat'l Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. Nat'l Marine Fisheries Serv., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102380 (S.D. Cal. 2008); Louie v. Kaiser Found. Health Plan, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 78314 (S.D. Cal. 2008); Weltman v. Ortho Mattress, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20521 (S.D. Cal. 2010); Weltman v. Ortho Mattress, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60344 (S.D. Cal. 2008); Curry v. CTB McGraw-Hill, LLC, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5920; 97 A.F.T.R.2d (RIA) 1888; 37 Employee Benefits Cas. (BNA) 2390 (N.D. Cal. 2006); Reynov v. ADP Claims Servs. Group, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94332 (N.D. Cal. 2006); Kennedy v. Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 248 (9th Cir. 2010); Kennedy v. Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38889 (S.D. Cal. 2008); Kennedy v. Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57766 (S.D. Cal. 2007); Sussex v. Turnberry/MGM Grand Towers, LLC, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29503 (D. Nev. 2009); Picus v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 256 F.R.D. 651 (D. Nev. 2009); Tull v. Stewart Title of Cal., Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14171 (S.D. Cal. 2009); Keshishzadeh v. Gallagher, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46805 (S.D. Cal. 2010); Keshishzadeh v. Arthur J. Gallagher Serv. Co., 2010 U.S. Dist. Lexis 116380 (S.D. Cal. 2010); In re Pet Food Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL Docket No. 1850 (All Cases), 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94603 (D.N.J. 2008); In re Pet Food Prods. Liab. Litig., 629 F.3d 333 (3rd. Cir. 2010);  Puentes v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc., 160 Cal. App. 4th 638 (2008); Rezec v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., 116 Cal. App. 4th 135 (2004); Badillo v. Am. Tobacco Co., 202 F.R.D. 261 (D. Nev. 2001); La Jolla Friends of the Seals v. Nat’l Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin., 2010 U.S. App. Lexis 23025 (9th Cir. 2010); Dirienzo v. Dunbar Armored, Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. Lexis 36650 (S.D. Cal. 2011); Rix v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 2011 U.S. Dist Lexis 25422 (S.D. Cal. 2011); Weitzke v. Costar Realty Info., Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist Lexis 20605 (S.D. Cal. 2011); Goodman v. Platinum Condo. Dev., LLC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36044 (D. Nev. 2011); Sussex v. Turnberry/MGM Grand Towers, LLC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14502 (D. Nev 2011);Smith v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. Lexis 117869 (S.D. Cal. 2010).

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member