Robert C. Hayden



Robert C. Hayden


21515 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 1150, Torrance, CA 90503

Member Details


Labor & Employment Issues

Law Firm

Ezer Williamson

Area of Practice

Class Actions, Disability, Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Employment Law Litigation, Family and Medical Leave Act and California’s Family Rights Act, Human Resources Policies and Procedures and Employee Handbooks, Independent Contractor Analysis and Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation, PAGA Claims, Personnel Issues in all aspects of the employment relationship, State and Federal WARN Act analysis, Trade Secret Litigation, Wage and Hour Claims, Workplace Investigations, Wrongful Termination


Courts of the State of California, the United States District Courts for the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association


Mr. Hayden attended Stanford University where he was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1975. He received his legal education at University of California at Berkeley – Boalt Hall School of Law, where he was awarded the degree of Juris Doctor in 1978.




Robert C. Hayden is Senior Counsel at Ezer Williamson Law and has provided advice and representation to employers since 1978 on a broad range of labor and employment issues, as well as business, insurance and transactional disputes.

Prior to joining Ezer Williamson, Mr. Hayden was a partner at RGLawyers LLP where he practiced for over six years representing both employees and companies in employment litigation, including wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination, and employment litigation.

Prior to RG Lawyers, Mr. Hayden was a partner with K&R Law Group LLP for approximately 11 years where Mr. Hayden created and headed the employment law group. Mr. Hayden also worked on litigation arising out of multi-party commercial disputes.

Mr. Hayden began his career in 1978 in the Labor and Employment Department of Kindel & Anderson, and moved with the head of that department to Overton, Lyman & Prince to develop a Labor & Employment practice at that firm. He became a partner in 1985 and left in 1989 upon the firm’s dissolution. During his time at Kindel & Anderson and Overton, Lyman & Prince, Mr. Hayden represented employers in all aspects of union organizing campaigns, unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, and state and federal litigation to enjoin mass picketing, strike violence and strikes conducted in violation of union collective bargaining agreements.

Following the dissolution of Overton, Mr. Hayden spent over six years at Lewis, D’Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard (now Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith), leaving as a partner in 1995 to develop the Employment Law practice at K&R Law Group. While at Lewis, D’Amato, Mr. Hayden worked on a wide range of civil litigation matters, including real estate, construction, contract, and commercial disputes.