Elizabeth Minoofar is an associate in the Employment Law Department and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.
Ms. Minoofar represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, pay equity, employee mobility, website accessibility, and wage-and-hour matters. Ms. Minoofar has represented employers in multiple jurisdictions in state and federal courts, arbitration, and administrative proceedings (including DOL, EEOC, and DIR), defending against individual and class claims across industries, including technology, media and entertainment, retail, finance, health care, education, insurance, and transportation. In addition to litigation, she regularly assists employers to review and revise their employment policies and procedures, tackle novel employment issues, and develop creative solutions to employee-specific issues.
Ms. Minoofar received her J.D., from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where she served as Managing Editor of the UCLA Law Review. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Stanford University, where she competed on the Track and Field Team in the javelin. Ms. Minoofar is admitted to practice in California.
- Successfully defended employer against single-plaintiff claims of discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination, prevailing at arbitration on all claims.
- Won summary judgment against multiple putative class actions alleging PAGA and other wage-and-hour claims.
- Enforced and compelled arbitration under various agreements.
- New Executive Order Requires Federal Contractors to Increase Minimum Wage - May 4th, 2021
- Federal Court in California Sidesteps Employer Take-Home Liability for COVID-19 Exposure in Light of Workers’ Compensation Exclusivity Rule - March 5th, 2021
- PH COVID-19 Client Alert Series: The CARES Act Stimulus Package III – What Employers Need to Know - March 27th, 2020
- PH COVID-19 Client Alert Series: FFA: Potential Amendments to Paid Sick Time and FMLA Provisions Under Consideration - March 23rd, 2020
- PH COVID-19 Client Alert Series: FFCRA: Overview - March 18th, 2020
- SB 1241: California Employees May Soon Be Able to Void State Venue and Choice of Law Provisions - October 3rd, 2016
Engagement & Publications
- Paul Hastings COVID-19 Client Alert Series—Various Publications Regarding COVID-19 Legislation and Employer Considerations (2020).
- "2020 Retaliation Update," Webinar (Speaker, 2020).
- "2018 FMLA Mid-Winter Report," ABA Committee on Federal Labor Standards Legislation, FMLA Subcommittee (2018).
- "The Family and Medical Leave Act—2017 Update," Employment Law DeskBook (2017).
- "California Employment Law Update," HR Network Group (Speaker, 2017).
- Honoree, ACLU of Southern California Homeless Rights Advocacy Award, for work on Glover v. City of Laguna Beach (2017).
- "SB 1241: California Employees May Soon Be Able to Void State Venue and Choice of Law Provisions," Paul Hastings Client Alert (2016).