Josue Aparicio

Josue Aparicio


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San Francisco

Josue Aparicio is a skilled litigator who specializes in representing public and private employers in state and federal employment litigation involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and breach of contract.

Josue also has extensive experience handling complex wage-and-hour class action litigation. Prior to joining Hanson Bridgett, Josue represented a variety of gig economy workers in class actions involving claims of worker misclassification, overtime, minimum wage violations, meal and rest period violations, as well as representative actions under the California Private Attorneys General Act. As a former workers' rights attorney, Josue understands the key legal strategies on both sides of employment litigation and utilizes his unique advantage to obtain successful outcomes for his clients.

Using his broad expertise, Josue counsels employers regarding workplace policies and procedures, including exempt and contractor classification, drug and alcohol policies (including medical and/or recreational cannabis use), and employee discharge. He is also well versed in drafting and enforcing arbitration agreements and class action waivers in employment disputes. Josue has litigated a number of arbitration-related issues and authored a scholarly article that advocates for reform to the Federal Arbitration Act that considers the impact of the gig economy on America's workforce.


"Weed And The Workplace: California’s New Law Protecting Employee Cannabis Use," Labor & Employment Law Alert (September 2022)

"Redefining Misclassification: What Uber and Lyft's Misclassification Battle Means for the Future of California's Gig Economy" (August 2020)

"The Arbitration Hack: The Push to Expand the FAA's Exemption to Modern-Day Transportation Workers in the Gig Economy," U.S.F. L. Rev. 397 (May 2020)

"Relief for California Employers Facing Wage Statement Claims," Law360 (July 2018)

"Growing Concerns: Marijuana Industry Hit with Its First-Ever Product Liability Lawsuit" (October 2015)

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"The Future of Employment Arbitration Agreements; New Wage and Hour Class and PAGA Decisions," Mid-Year Labor & Employment Seminar (July 2022)

"Remote Workplace vs. In-Person Workplace - Risks and Rewards," Mid-Year Labor & Employment Seminar (July 2022)

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The Best Lawyers in America©, Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment Litigation (2023)

Northern California SuperLawyers, Rising Star (2020-2022)

Professional Affiliations

Bar Association of San Francisco, Member

San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association, Member

Judicial Clerkships

Judicial Extern for the Honorable Judge Ignazio J. Ruvolo, California Court of Appeal, First District (2017)

Academic Distinction

Executive Articles Editor, Golden Gate University Law Review

Witkin Award in Trial Advocacy

Jon H. Sylvester Award for Leadership

Student Bar Association, President

Labor & Employment Law Association, Co-Founder and President

Pro Bono Honor Society, Member


J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law (2017)

B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara (2011)

Admissions And Courts


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

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

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



San Francisco

415-995-5094 Direct Phone
415-995-3554 Fax

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