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Dennis J. Hayes

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Dennis J. Hayes has extensive experience in litigation involving public employee associations and private sector labor unions. Appearing before the California Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court, he has numerous published cases enforcing both the constitutional  and statutory rights of employees. Serving as General Counsel for many unions, he also negotiates collective bargaining agreements in both the public and private sector..



Admitted to California Bar on June 14, 1986
U.S. District Court, Central and Southern District
American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law 
California Bar Association Labor & Employment Law
Public Employee Staff Organization (PESO)

Publishe​​d Cases:

  • Riverside County Sheriff's Dept. v. Stiglitz, 60 Cal. 4th 624 (2014)​​

  • Tuszynska v. Cunningham, 199 Cal.App.4th 257 (2011)​ 

  • Riverside Sheriffs' Assn. v. County of Riverside (Sanchez), 193 Cal. App. 4th 20 (2011)

  • Riverside Sheriffs' Assn v. County of Riverside (Fauth), 173 Cal. App. 4th 1410 (2009)​ 

  • Riverside Sheriffs' Assn. v. County of Riverside (Indio Jail), 152 Cal. App. 4th 414 (2007)

  • Marcias v. Hatwell, 55 Cal. App. 4th 669 (1997)

  • Ojeda v. Sharp, 8 Cal. App. 4th 1 (1992)​


Military Service:

Mr. Hayes is a Vietnam Veteran who served in the U.S. Navy on the USS EDSON (DD946), a destroyer that  conducted naval gunfire support missions for the troops in Vietnam and that worked with the USS MIDWAY (CVA-41) in the Gulf of Tonkin during combat missions.

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