Practice Expertise

  • Labor & Employment

Areas of Practice

  • Labor & Employment

WSG Practice Industries


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.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • 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

J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law (2017)
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara (2011)

Areas of Practice

  • Labor & Employment

Professional Career

Professional Associations
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
  • San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association, Member

Professional Activities and Experience
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment Litigation (2023)
  • Northern California SuperLawyers, Rising Star (2020-2022)


"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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