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  Josue R. Aparicio
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Josue R. Aparicio is an Associate in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s San Francisco – Downtown Office.

Mr. Aparicio’s practice focuses on labor and employment law, and he has experience representing both employers and workers in a wide range of employment-related matters, including wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination, breach of contract, retaliation, and sexual harassment.  He is also well-versed in the drafting and enforceability of arbitration clauses and class action waivers in employment agreements.  Mr. Aparicio has litigated a number of arbitration-related issues and has authored a scholarly article that advocates for reform to the Federal Arbitration Act. His practice is solution-oriented, and he enjoys working with clients to provide advice and counsel on policy and procedure development, wage and hour compliance and employee discharge.  In 2020, Super Lawyers Magazine selected Mr. Aparicio as a “Rising Star” in Northern California.

Prior to joining Freeman, Mathis & Gary, Mr. Aparicio represented workers in complex wage and hour class actions (including contractor misclassification, off-the-clock claims, piece-rate violations, meal and rest period violations and claims for failure to reimburse business expenses) in both federal and state courts, as well as other representative and collective actions under the California Private Attorneys General Act and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.  Mr. Aparicio’s background as a workers’ rights class action attorney provides his clients with a unique advantage because he understands both sides of employment litigation.

Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Aparicio held management-level positions in leading telecommunication and consumer electronics corporations.  This experience allows him to understand the many challenges that employers face during the employment relationship, including hiring practices, workplace policies and employee discharge.

Mr. Aparicio is proud of his Latinx background.  His parents emigrated to the United States from Nicaragua and they instilled in him the value of working hard to improve himself and his community.  He strongly believes that the legal profession has not yet achieved enough diversity, and that it is imperative that our society has lawyers from diverse backgrounds to ensure that those who seek access to the justice system have a lawyer who can empathize with their situation.

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