Joshua F. Young

Top rated employment & labor attorney in Los Angeles, California

Gilbert & Sackman, A Law Corporation
Joshua F. Young
Gilbert & Sackman, A Law Corporation

Practice Areas: Employment & labor

Licensed in California since: 2004

Education: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2019

Gilbert & Sackman, A Law Corporation

3699 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2732 Visit website


Joshua F. Young is an attorney at Gilbert & Sackman, and he focuses his practice on complex labor and employment law litigation and related matters. He is located in the firm’s offices in Los Angeles, and he represents clients in the greater metropolitan area and throughout the state of California. Admitted to practice before all California state courts since 2004, Mr. Young is also admitted to practice in Colorado and Washington.

Mr. Young counts among his clients local chapters of unions, ERISA plan fiduciaries, and employees, and he has handled both individual lawsuits and class actions. Many of his cases have been grounded on violations of state and federal wage and hour laws, and he has achieved a great deal of success in these matters, covering overtime, minimum wage, misclassification of status and meal break periods. Some of Mr. Young’s representative results have included prevailing in an appeal as lead counsel for a group of misclassified truck drivers at the Port of Los Angeles near San Pedro, a multimillion-dollar settlement of a case against a manufacturer dealing with rest and meal period breaks, and a series of lucrative settlements in cases involving meal period violations committed by oil and gas refineries in California.

In addition to his courtroom work at both the trial and appellate levels, Mr. Young has appeared on behalf of his clients before the National Labor Relations Board as well as in hearings conducted by panels of arbitrators. A graduate of UCLA School of Law, he has frequently been asked to deliver presentations on selected labor and employment law topics before groups of fellow professionals, and he is a member of several legal organizations.

Practice areas

Employment & labor: employee
  • 100% Employment & labor: employee

First Admitted: 2004, California

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Professor at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College teaching Labor Relations Law, Workers' Rights, and other employment/labor classes., Adjunct Professor
Educational Background:
  • Carleton College, 1997
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Washington State Bar, 2017
  • Colorado State Bar, 2017
Representative Clients:
  • United Steelworkers Union, AFL-CIO, CLC, 2020
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 324, 2020
  • United Nurses Association of California, 2020
  • Valliere v. Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company, Case No. 17-cv-00123-JST - $15.25 million settlement, 2020
  • Buzas v. Phillips 66 Company, Northern District of California Case No. 4:17-cv-00163; Filed January 12, 2017 - $5.5 million settlement, 2018
  • Berlanga v. Equilon Enterprises LLC dba Shell Oil Products US, et al., Case No. 4:17cv-00282-MMC; Filed January 19, 2017 - $7.75 million settlement, 2019
  • Clack v. Chevron Corp. et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC649514; Filed February 6, 2017 - $17.375 million settlement, 2020
  • Kendig v. ExxonMobil et al., Central District of California Case No. 18-cv-9224-MWF-SSx - $4.5 million settlement, 2020
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Panelist/Moderator: ABA Labor and Employment Law Conference (online): Wage and Hour Basics, 2020
  • Panelist, “Should You Litigate or Arbitrate?” Orange County Labor & Employment Relations Association, Anaheim, CA, 2014
  • Panelist, “Validity of Arbitration Agreements,” CLIWA Retreat, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
  • Panelist, “Class Discovery in Wage and Hour Litigation,” ABA Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2019

Office location for Joshua F. Young

3699 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2732

Phone: 323-805-8247


1 Year Super Lawyers
11 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2019

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