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Joshua Mizrahi

Joshua Mizrahi



  • Labor & Employment
  • Wage & Hour
  • Litigation

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group

California, U.S.A.


Joshua Mizrahi is a Shareholder in Buchalter’s Los Angeles office and Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group.  He defends employers against claims in a variety of labor and employment law litigation areas, including class actions, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination, wage and hour, and retaliation matters. Mr. Mizrahi was recognized as a “Top Litigator and Trial Lawyer of 2019” by the Los Angeles Business Journal.  He was also selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer  from 2017-2020.

Mr. Mizrahi also provides preventative advice and consultation to employers on a variety of matters, including:

  • hiring
  • terminations
  • disciplinary matters
  • labor audits and classification
  • resolution of employee disputes
  • wage and hour compliance
  • implementation of work place policies
  • employee handbooks and policies
  • alternative work schedules
  • WARN and state mini-WARN Acts
  • compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations

Mr. Mizrahi has significant experience defending companies of all sizes in the apparel, beauty, entertainment, transportation, and hospitality industries.  He practices before state and federal agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Labor, the Department of Fair Employment & Housing, Employment Development Department, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Cal-OSHA.  Mr. Mizrahi also works closely with the firm’s corporate practice group providing all employment related due diligence for corporate transactions.

Previously, Mr. Mizrahi served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Judge Andria K. Richey at the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Loyola Law School
  • University of California, San Diego
Areas of Practice

Labor & Employment | Litigation | Wage & Hour

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Labor & Employment Representative Matters

  • Obtained defense verdicts at numerous trials brought by employees who claimed wage and hour violations (overtime, meal and rest periods, commissions, reimbursement, and waiting time penalties) before the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
  • Obtained summary judgment in a disability and age discrimination matter brought by a former employee in the forklift manufacturing industry.
  • Obtained summary judgment in arbitration in a sexual harassment brought by an assistant against a supervisor.
  • Successfully eliminated claims either by way of demurrer or summary judgment against individual defendants in harassment, discrimination and retaliation matters.
  • Negotiated and settled favorably over fifty matters involving claims of wrongful termination, failure to accommodate, failure to engage in the interactive process, and other claims based in the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Corporate Representative Matters

  • Represented Snak Club and New Century Snacks in its investment by Insignia Capital
  • Represented Midnight Oil Agency in its sale to Imagine! Print Solutions


Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: California Employers Will Soon Have to Take Action upon Notice of Potential Covid-19 Exposure within One Business Day
Buchalter, October 2020

On September 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsome signed AB 685 into law.  Effective January 1, 2021, AB 685 makes several changes to the California Labor Code regarding occupational exposure to COVID-19.  This includes authorizing Cal-OSHA to essentially shut down a workplace if it determines that the risk of COVID-19 exposure constitutes an imminent hazard to employees...

Additional Articles

  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: California Employers Will Soon Have to Take Action upon Notice of Potential Covid-19 Exposure within One Business Day
  • Buchalter Client Alert COVID-19: Considerations for Employers Bringing Employees Back to Work in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Buchalter Client Alert COVID-19: Large Employers in the City of Los Angeles Must Provide Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
  • Employment Legislative Actions in the Works Following the COVID-19 Outbreak
  • Ongoing Developments: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
  • Increase in Minimum Wages and New Paid Sick Leave Obligations that Certain California Employers Must Comply With as Early as July 1, 2016
  • A Good Deed Never Goes Unpunished When Applying California’s Wage Order Rules on Scheduling Rest Breaks
  • Department of Labor Audits of Apparel Companies Beginning Early April 2016
  • Model Behavior? Brands Beware – U.S. Legal Changes Impact Use of Brand Ambassadors
  • Companies Beware When Using Models and Spokespeople in Advertisement Campaigns
  • California Trucking and Shipping Companies Must Evaluate Owner-Operator Relationships in Light of Los Angeles Superior Court Ruling
  • Amended Disability Regulations: The California Fair Employment and Housing Commission Clarifies “Interactive Process” for Disabled Employees
  • Amended Pregnancy Regulations Expand Protections for Employees Disabled by Pregnancy or Perceived as Pregnant
  • How the Affordable Care Act Impacts Employers
  • Increase in Department of Labor Employment Investigations Prompts Review of Classifications

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