Like all attorneys at Hirschfeld Kraemer, I feel that I am a partner in the long-term success of our clients and their businesses. I look at the issue at hand and provide the best possible client service and outcome, but with a view towards the client’s wants and needs over the long haul. We’re invested in the success of our clients at every step.

Monte Grix is an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He has represented a variety of employers with respect to labor and employment matters, including manufacturers, electronics distributors, general construction contractors (union and non-union), high tech service companies, retailers, aerospace companies, government contractors, agricultural companies, and educational institutions. His practice emphasizes both litigation and counseling in traditional labor and non-union settings.

On the litigation side, Monte handles employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, wage and hour class actions and employment-related trade secret/intellectual property/non-competition claims. Monte has successfully litigated for his clients in arbitration, at trial, and on summary judgment. On the advice side, Monte counsels employers with respect to a broad range of employment law issues, including wage and hour compliance, record-keeping, and employee disability accommodation. He also has experience conducting neutral investigations for private sector employers with regard to internal discrimination, harassment, wrongful discipline complaints, and ethics compliance, internal employment eligibility (I-9) audits, and OFCCP compliance matters.

Monte also is bilingual in Spanish and conducts employee trainings in both Spanish and English.

In his spare time, Monte likes to stay active. He ran a half-marathon in 2019, climbed Mt. Whitney in 2014, and completed “Century” (100-mile) bicycle rides in 2016 and 2013.

The Wiley M. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services (State Bar of California)

Sayre MacNeil Scholar, Loyola Law School

Named by fellow members of State Bar as Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in Labor and Employment – 2013, 2014, 2015

American Youth Soccer Organization, Division Commissioner, Referee, Coach

Co-panelist, Reopening The Workplace, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP webinar, June 2, 2020

Co-presenter, “California Employment Laws 2020: Your Survival Guide,” PIHRA West Los Angeles Chapter Meeting, February 20, 2020

Monte Grix to present brief legal update to the National Human Resources Association

Brinker and Beyond: A Survey of Changes in Wage and Hour Law, Equal Employment Opportunity Law, and Employment Arbitration

Legal Update Regarding Developments in LGBT Law and Employment Discrimination

In a Win for Employers, California Supreme Court Limits Reach of PAGA,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), September 16, 2019

Top 10 Employment Law Developments of 2018: #7 – Class Action Wage & Hour Win For Employers,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), December 17, 2018

Let’s Make a Rule: NLRB Seeks to Reverse Browning-Ferris Joint Employer Test Through Rulemaking Process,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), September 17, 2018

Growing Trend: 2nd and 6th Circuits Join 7th in Holding that Gay and Transgender Persons are Protected Under Title VII’s Ban on Sex Discrimination,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), April 23, 2018

Does Does Title VII Prohibit Employment Discrimination Against Gay and Transgender Persons? Jeff Sessions Says No, but the Supreme Court Will Likely Weigh In,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), October 5, 2017

U.S. Dept. of Labor Withdraws Obama-Era Guidance Regarding Independent Contractor v. Employee Classification,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), June 8, 2017

Bellagio v. NLRB: the DC Circuit Reins in the NLRB’s Expansive Take on Weingarten Rights, and a Sign of (NLRB) Things to Come,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), May 2, 2017

Arbitration Agreements Front and Center: United States Supreme Court Set to Resolve Ongoing Row over Legality of Class Action Waivers,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), January 13, 2017

Texas Federal Court Permanently Enjoins DOL ‘Persuader Rule,'” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), November 28, 2016

Employers Get a Break on Disclosure of Union Organizing Efforts and Advice: Texas Courts Blocks Implementation of the DOL’s ‘Persuader Rule,'” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), July 11, 2016

Take a Seat (if Reasonable): The California Supreme Court ‘Clarifies’ Employee Seating Requirements,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), June 23, 2016

California Court Approves FLSA Formula For Flat Bonuses,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), January 22, 2016

The ADA at 25: Mental Disabilities in the Spotlight,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), August 4, 2015

Entrepreneurs or Exploited Workers?Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 19, 2014

The California Legislature Expands Accommodations In The Workplace To Religious Dress And Grooming Practices


J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2005, cum laude

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1991, magna cum laude



U.S. District Court for the Central District of California