As an employment attorney I vigorously defend clients who face litigation, but just as importantly, provide client-tailored advice to help optimize your business, and avoid costly litigation in the first place.

Benjamin Treger is an associate in the firm’s Santa Monica office. He represents and counsels employers in all areas of labor and employment law, and represents clients from a wide variety of industries, including hospitality, healthcare, banking and finance, fashion and retail, information technology, and professional employer organizations and staffing.

Mr. Treger has a proven record of success in resolving cases short of trial, including through motions to dismiss, summary judgment, mediation, and informal settlement discussions, in which he has secured a number of walk-away and nuisance value settlements

Three Hirschfeld Kraemer Associates Named 2020 Rising Stars by Super Lawyers,” June 9, 2020

Planning For The Rebound: Step 4 – Ready To Go Back To Work? Not So Fast …The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), April 30, 2020

Benjamin Treger on Law360: “Employee Arbitration Pact Pointers from Calif. Courts,” Law360.com, May 8, 2019

Classwide Arbitration Cannot be Compelled from an Ambiguous Arbitration Agreement, Divided Supreme Court HoldsThe California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), April 25, 2019

Top 10 Employment Law Developments of 2018: #2 – Arbitration Agreements Gain Strength – A Powerful Defense Against Class Actions,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), December 26, 2018

California Supreme Court Clarifies Overtime Calculation for Non-Exempt Employees Who Receive Flat Sum, Non-Discretionary Bonuses” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), March 9, 2018

Employment Considerations During Natural Disasters,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), October 17, 2017

City of Los Angeles ‘Bans The Box’ Regarding Applicants’ Criminal History for Private Employers,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), December 16, 2016

California Employment Laws 2020: Your Survival Guide,” Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Webinar Panelist, Dec. 18, 2019

“Arbitration Agreements: should you have them?”, Employment Law Update Session, BBSI Owner’s Symposium, September 25 & 27, 2018

2019-2022: Named by fellow members of the State Bar as a Southern California Super Lawyer “Rising Star”


J.D., Stanford Law School, 2012

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2009, summa cum laude



Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit