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Joshua M. Henderson

Partner

San Francisco
Direct: (415) 544-1079
Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9688
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Joshua Henderson is a Partner in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, recognized as the Chambers USA Labor & Employment Group of the Year for 2015. He represents management in various industries in a broad range of labor and employment litigation and counseling.  

Mr. Henderson is the national Vice Chair of the Firm’s Labor & Employee Relations Group. His labor relations practice spans nearly twenty years, and includes NLRB cases, collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, strikes and secondary boycotts, and Section 301 litigation. Through his occupational safety and health practice, Mr. Henderson has counseled clients on compliance with workplace safety regulations, and has defended employers in administrative litigation before OSHA and Cal/OSHA, among others. His practice also encompasses other complex employment litigation matters, including wage and hour class actions, EEOC systemic litigation, and defense of retaliation, discrimination, and sexual harassment claims. 

A prolific legal writer, Mr. Henderson has been published extensively on labor and employment issues and legal developments. He serves on the Editorial Board of Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin. He is a former judicial law clerk for the Honorable Saundra Brown Armstrong, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and is a classically trained musician and baritone.

Joshua Henderson is a Partner in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, recognized as the Chambers USA Labor & Employment Group of the Year for 2015. He represents management in various industries in a broad range of labor and employment litigation and counseling.  

Mr. Henderson is the national Vice Chair of the Firm’s Labor & Employee Relations Group. His labor relations practice spans nearly twenty years, and includes NLRB cases, collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, strikes and secondary boycotts, and Section 301 litigation. Through his occupational safety and health practice, Mr. Henderson has counseled clients on compliance with workplace safety regulations, and has defended employers in administrative litigation before OSHA and Cal/OSHA, among others. His practice also encompasses other complex employment litigation matters, including wage and hour class actions, EEOC systemic litigation, and defense of retaliation, discrimination, and sexual harassment claims. 

A prolific legal writer, Mr. Henderson has been published extensively on labor and employment issues and legal developments. He serves on the Editorial Board of Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin. He is a former judicial law clerk for the Honorable Saundra Brown Armstrong, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and is a classically trained musician and baritone.

Education

  • J.D., George Washington University Law School (1996)
    with honors
  • University of Notre Dame (1993)
    with high honors
    Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • California
  • Illinois

Courts

  • California Supreme Court
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • 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
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Presentations

  • “San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance: New Notice Obligations and Year-End Deadlines,” Webinar (December 2011)
  • “Social Media and the Workplace: What Every Employer Should Know,” Webinar (January 2010)
  • “Managing Your Workforce in a Down Economy: Guidance for the Proactive Employer,” Palo Alto (October 2008)
  • “Flexibility: The Future of Work,” panelist at workplace flexibility conference, San Francisco (June 2008)
  • “Silicon Valley Employment Workshop: 2008 California Employment Law Update,” Palo Alto (June 2008)
  • “San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance: A New Mandate for Employers,” presentation to the Northern California Human Resources Association (March 2008)
  • “New Rules Issued: Implementing San Francisco’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance,” NCHRA presentation (August 2007)
  • “New San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Law: Be Ready by February 5, 2007,” NCHRA (January-February 2007)
  • “San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Law,” presentation to the Northern California Employee Benefits Council (February 2007)
  • “Introduction to Labor Relations Law,” sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management, San Jose State University (November 2006)
  • “HR in California Series: Workplace Health, Safety and Security in California,” presentation to the NCHRA (October 2006)
  • “Avoiding the Legal Landmines: Ensuring Your Investigation Complies with the Law and Protecting Against Fallout from the Investigation,” presentation to the Council on Education in Management (September 2006)
  • “Critical Staffing Issues During a Bioevent,”  Legal Preparedness for Pandemic Flu Conference, San Francisco (April 2006)

Publications