Alex Polishuk is an associate in the Firm's Labor & Employment Group at the Los Angeles office. Alex specializes in representing and advising employers and management personnel on the full spectrum of labor and employment matters.
Alex regularly litigates on behalf of employer and management clients in employment actions, including claims for wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination, failure to accommodate, retaliation, protected leave of absences, and wage and hour issues. Alex has successfully represented clients before the state and federal courts, administrative agencies, including the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Department of Fair Employment Housing, and Employment Development Department, and during binding and advisory arbitrations, where he frequently served as first-chair. Alex handles all aspects of litigation, including investigation, strategy, drafting and opposing motions, interviewing witnesses, propounding and responding to discovery, taking and defending depositions, settlement discussions and mediation, preparing and arguing dispositive motions, and preparing for trial.
Alex also counsels clients on the compliance of their day-to-day operations under collective bargaining agreements as well as federal and state laws, including, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, California's Fair Housing and Employment Act, California's Family Rights Act, California's Pregnancy Disability Leave, California's Paid Family Leave, Fair Labor and Standards Act, California's Labor Code, amongst others. Alex also assists clients in drafting various employment-related documents including personnel policies, handbooks, and employment agreements.
Additionally, Alex provides training on various workplace topics including prevention of discrimination and harassment, conducting employment evaluations, investigations and discipline, and wage and hour issues.
Prior to joining the Firm, Alex served as an extern for the Honorable Judge Phillip Gutierrez at the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and for the Honorable (Retired) Judge Alexander Williams III, at the California Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles.