Ruben Garcia

Ruben J. Garcia is Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. Prior to joining the UNLV faculty in 2011, he was Professor of Law and Director of the Labor and Employment Law Program at California Western School of Law in San Diego, where he taught for eight years. He also has held academic appointments at the University of California, Davis School of Law, the University of Wisconsin Law School, and at the University of California, San Diego. Before beginning his teaching career in 2000, Garcia worked as an attorney for public and private sector labor unions and employees in the Los Angeles area. His scholarship has appeared in a number of leading law reviews, including the Hastings Law Journal, the University of Chicago Legal Forum and the Florida State University Law Review, among others. His first book, published by New York University Press in 2012, is entitled Marginal Workers: How Legal Fault Lines Divide Workers and Leave Them Without Protection. From January 2014 to January 2016, he served as the Co-President of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), and has served on the Board of Directors of the ACLU of Nevada. In Fall 2015, he was selected as a UNLV Leadership Development Academy fellow. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society (ACS), a national nonprofit organization, and an advisor to the Boyd Law Student and Las Vegas Lawyer Chapters of the ACS.

Recent Posts

Encino Motorcars LLC v. Navarro: The Regulatory Pendulum Swings Back to the Department of Labor, by Ruben J. Garcia

Unfortunately for the service advisor plaintiffs in the case, six justices voted to swing the regulatory pendulum back to the DOL to get more detail about why the DOL currently holds that service advi

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Ethical Transparency: Why the Department of Labor’s Persuader Rule Does Not Conflict with Attorneys’ Professional Responsibilities, by Ruben J. Garcia (ACSblog)

The Persuader Rule provides an opportunity for employers and their attorneys to ethically practice transparency in union election campaigns, which are an important part of American workplace democracy

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Argument Preview: SCOTUS Decision Will Be the Tip of the FLSA Iceberg This Summer, by Ruben J. Garcia

Whatever the outcome, the decision will be the tip of the FLSA iceberg this summer as the DOL has proposed raising the salary threshold for overtime eligibility to $50,440. Read More