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Arthur Chinski

Arthur Chinski



  • Labor & Employment
  • Class Actions
  • Wage & Hour

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California, U.S.A.

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Arthur Chinski represents private and public companies and management in all areas of employment and labor law in a broad spectrum of industries. He has appeared in federal and state courts and before governmental agencies throughout the United States.

Mr. Chinski has been active in the firm’s administration and at differing times has been Chair of Buchalter’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, a Member of the firm’s Board of Directors and the firm’s Co-General Counsel for Labor and Employment legal issues. He is currently Co-Chair of the firm’s Hospitality, Food and Beverage Practice and represents a number of national private and public restaurant chains and food and beverage related companies and businesses. His practice includes Wage and Hour Class Action defense litigation and litigating and giving advice in the prevention and/or the defense of discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour, OSHA, and harassment and retaliation claims, claims arising under the National Labor Relations Act, and other employment related legal claims. He also represents businesses in collective bargaining and matters before the National Labor Relations Board.

Additionally, as an adjunct Professor of Law at Southwestern University School of Law, Mr. Chinski has taught Entertainment Industry Labor and Employment Law in the Law School’s National Institute of Entertainment and Media Law. He represents a number of Entertainment Industry Taft-Hartley trust funds, and is a Board member of Los Angeles’ Music Center Leadership Council.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Chinski was an attorney with Region 21 of the National Labor Relations Board in Los Angeles.

Mr. Chinski has chaired and appeared at numerous labor and employment law programs designed for attorneys and management. These include programs for the California Continuing Education of the Bar, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, the University of California, and the Human Resources Institute presented by the Institute of Business Law. He has written numerous articles in publications relating to employment legal issues and is, and has been since its inception, a contributing author of California’s Continuation Education of the Bar Book, “Advising California Employers and Employees.”

Mr. Chinski is a member of Hospitality Lawyer, where he was featured as “Attorney of the Week, ” and recognized as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment by American Lawyer Media in conjunction with Martindale Hubble, and he appeared in Fortune Magazine. He is also a member of the Labor Relations and Employment Law Sections of the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Mr. Chinski is AV Preeminent-rated by Martindale Hubbell and was selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2004, 2006, 2015-2020.



Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of California, Davis School of Law
  • University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of Practice

Class Actions | Labor & Employment | Wage & Hour


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