As a member of Littler's Knowledge Management Department, Sebastian Chilco works closely with the firm's attorneys to effectively and efficiently answer clients’ labor and employment law questions. He supports the practice groups' efforts to monitor, analyze and report on legislative, regulatory and caselaw developments.

As part of Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute (WPI), Sebastian helps employers understand how nationwide legislative and regulatory developments concerning the minimum wage, tips, overtime, and paid leave impact their workplaces. Additionally, he counsels businesses on California developments, with a focus on local laws in the San Francisco Bay Area.

As co-leader of the firm’s paid leaves subgroup, he helps clients and attorneys navigate the always-expanding universe of mandatory job-protected paid leave requirements, along with counseling on voluntary paid leave benefits.

Sebastian is a contributor to Littler GPS®, provides research and editorial assistance for the firm’s online and print materials and assists in the development of client and firm compliance tools.

Prior to joining the firm, Sebastian represented clients in general civil litigation matters. During law school he was an editor of the New College of California Law Review.


Named, Readers Choice Awards

Employer Liability Issues

JD Supra


News, Analysis & Press

What COVID-19 Leave Is Left?


March 7, 2023

San Francisco Mandates Paid Military Leave

SHRM Online

February 8, 2023

New Year, New State Minimum Wages: Inflation Raises The Bar

Law360 Employment Authority

January 2, 2023

Inflation Is Sending State Wage Floors Above $15 An Hour

Law360 Employment Authority

June 8, 2022

City, County Minimum Wage Increases Kicking in July 1

Bloomberg Law Daily Labor Report

July 1, 2019

Littler's WPI Labor Day Report 2018

WPI Report

August 30, 2018

The Future of the Minimum Wage – 2015 and Beyond

Today’s General Counsel

November 18, 2014

State Minimum Wages in 2014


October 23, 2013


  • LL.M., City University London
  • J.D., New College of California School of Law
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz

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