Elias Parisca focuses his practice on labor and employment law issues, including litigation and advice and counsel work.
Elias represents employers and management in wage and hour class actions and representative claims under the California Private Attorney General Act (PAGA), as well as single-plaintiff employment claims for wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and other employment-related litigation.
Elias practices in state and federal courts and before administrative bodies throughout the United States. These include the California State Labor Commissioner (DLSE), California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Elias also counsels employers on OFCCP and EEOC compliance; employee discipline; wage and hour issues; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives; state and federal leave laws; internal investigations; and the creation and implementation of personnel policies. His work also includes drafting executive compensation agreements and separation agreements, especially in conjunction with startups as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Elias represents clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local employers from a broad range of industries, including technology, consumer goods, food, retail, hospitality, media, sport, and entertainment.
- LL.M., International and Comparative Law, Duke University School of Law 2014
- J.D., Duke University School of Law 2014
- M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science 2009
- U.S. Attorney General Honors Program, Los Angeles Immigration Court, 2014-2016