Josh Waltman represents and counsels employers in litigation and administrative matters, including:

  • Contingent workers, staffing firms, independent contractors, Master Service Providers, EORs, PEOs
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
  • Wage and hour
  • Unfair competition, trade secrets, and restrictive covenants
  • Handbooks and policies
  • Manager training

Josh counsels employers from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses on best practices, risk mitigation, policies, compliance, and employee experience. Josh regularly partners with multiple stakeholders, including operations, HR, investigations, business leadership, finance, ethics, and compliance to guide employers through their labor and employment challenges. 

Josh is a core member of the Contingent Worker practice group. He regularly advises clients on leveraging contingent workforce solutions and conducts deep dive audits to assess and mitigate contingent workforce risk. He also drafts master service agreements and litigates contingent worker matters.

Josh volunteers with the Anti-Defamation League implementing anti-bullying programs in schools. He has also served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court.

Prior to joining Littler, he served as Court Counsel for Maricopa County Superior Court, the fourth largest trial court in the country, where he advised the Presiding Judge and Court Administrator. Josh clerked for Chief Judge Roslyn O. Silver at the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and served on the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review at Harvard Law School.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali

Member, Education Committee

Anti-Defamation League


Judge Pro Tem

Maricopa County Superior Court

2014-2015, 2017-present


Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®


News, Analysis & Press

DOL Final Rule Compliance


Winter 2017

Technology Transfer at Universities

IP Today

August 2003

Speaking Engagements

2022 Arizona Regional Employer Conference

Phoenix, AZ

October 13, 2022

Remote Work in a New Era

Phoenix, AZ

April 28, 2021

Arizona Virtual Employer

October 20, 2020

A Legal Update: Answers to Arizona Employers' Questions

June 23, 2020

Contingent Workers Under Attack

2018 Littler Arizona Employer Conference

October 2018

Sexual Harassment Reporting and Audits

Law Enforcement Inspections and Auditing Group

September 5, 2018

The FMLA Today: Tackling New and Persistent Leave Issues

2017 Littler Arizona Employer Conference

October 17, 2017

HR Audits

Phoenix SHRM, Phoenix, AZ

January 27, 2017

FMLA and ADA Updates

Yuma SHRM, Yuma, AZ

October 28, 2016

The Ambush Election: One Year In

Littler Arizona Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

October 25, 2016

DOL Final Rule

American Bar Association TIPS Corporate Counsel Committee

September 20, 2016

DOL Final Rule

2016 Littler Public Sector Seminar

July 27, 2016

Public Sector Employment Law Update

Phoenix, AZ

July 27, 2016

DOL Final Rule, Medical Marijuana, FMLA/ADA Updates

Northern Arizona SHRM

June 9, 2016

Independent Contractor Classification Under Attack

American Bar Association TIPS Corporate Counsel Committee

December 2015


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2004
  • B.S., Arizona State University, 2001magna cum laude

Foro di appartenenza



  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit