There is No Substitute for Experience when you need to mediate your employment case

Jeffrey Fuchsman brings his 40 years of experience as a labor and employment lawyer to the mediation process.

Los Angeles Mediation Services






Los Angeles Mediation Services


Over the course of his 40-year career, Jeff has litigated hundreds of employment cases in both state and federal court, including cases involving claims for wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. Jeff was also lead counsel in over 150 class and representative PAGA actions, including cases based on overtime misclassification, regular rate, meal and rest breaks, time clock rounding, tip pooling, service charges, wage statements, and commissions. Jeff was counsel in key employment cases decided by the California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Jeff also co-authored several chapters on wage and hour law for the State Bar CEB series (Wage and Hour Laws, Advising California Employers and Employees; Payment of Wages and Overtime, California Wage and Hour Law: Compliance and Litigation).

Jeff can help you resolve the full range of employment cases including:

  • Wage and Hour Class and PAGA actions
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Whistle Blowing

Jeff was a great choice as our mediator for a recent case: he had instant credibility given his 40 years of experience as an employment lawyer, and one specializing in California wage/hour litigation at that.  On top of that he was very well prepared and knew the relevant facts and law inside and out.  But perhaps Jeff’s greatest qualities are his humility (yes, he is good, but did not need to trumpet himself) and his related ability to connect with the parties—to push them to a needed resolution, but to do so in a way that is thoughtful and collaborative.  I did not need to really “fight” with my client or with Jeff to get to “yes.”  That is a testament to his ability to get parties and counsel to see things through the same lens.

I used Jeffrey for a mediation on a wage and hour case and he was excellent. He knows the issues cold, was very well prepared, has a calm and comforting demeanor, and he was tough on both sides, which allowed for the case to settle for a substantial but fair amount. I would use him again on any of my wage and hour or PAGA cases as he was simply outstanding.

In mediating a complicated PAGA/class action case, I found Jeff to be knowledgeable, thorough, and tenacious. He understood the facts and the law and was able to suggest a mediator’s proposal that both sides accepted. He clearly did his homework and knew the case inside and out before the day even started. His demeanor was professional and respectful throughout the process and was willing to listen to facts and legal arguments. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others and plan on using his services again.

Jeff came ready to make it happen. He was prepared, had thoroughly reviewed the materials, held helpful pre-mediation calls with both parties, and demonstrated a clear understanding of the facts in dispute throughout the process. As a long-time practitioner in the wage and hour space, he also knew the law. Thus, no time was wasted getting him up to speed on the relevant authorities. Both my client and I will be reaching out to him again for assistance.

Mr. Fuchsman is a tenacious and evaluative mediator who approaches every mediation fully prepared with a firm understanding of applicable law and relevant issues. I would enthusiastically recommend Jeff as a mediator for any matter as he will work extra hard to assist the parties reach a deal.

I’ve mediated several class and representative wage and hour cases with Jeff, all of which settled. I find Jeff very effective because he really understands the legal issues in these cases, and he digs into the facts and law when needed to facilitate negotiations. Jeff’s many years in private practice have provided him with a practical perspective that allows him to connect with attorneys and clients. I highly recommend Jeff as a mediator.

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