Alameda, California Employment Lawyers

Jean Krasilnikoff
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Dedicated Employment & Labor Lawyer! Fighting for Employee Rights & Interests!

I am a skilled and determined California employment lawyer. I am committed to exceptional service and results for all of your employment law needs. Visit my website to see case results and call for a consultation.
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Jonathan H. Siegel
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Outstanding Success in Employment Law Representation! Skill & Experience!

I am a trusted yet formidable advocate for those who have been wronged in the workplace. I am dedicated to aggressively protecting your rights and interests! Visit my website for case results or call for a consultation.
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Jody I. LeWitter
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Experienced & Passionate Employment Attorney! Pursuing Justice for Employees!

I am a dedicated and skilled California employment law attorney. I have been aggressively fighting for justice in the workplace for 30 years! Call for a consultation, visit my website for case settlements and verdicts.
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Latika M. Malkani
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Aggressive Advocacy for Employee Rights! Exceptional Representation!

I have fought to protect the rights and interests of workers since 1996. I believe in creating workplaces that are fair, respectful and functional. Visit my website to see case results and call now for a consultation.
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Elizabeth L. Hurwitz
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Alameda, CA Employment Law Attorney
(510) 863-1336 1324 Versailles Ave
Alameda, CA 94501
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and IP
University of San Francisco
Elizabeth formed her own law practice in 2011 in order to provide quality, affordable legal services to the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and received her law degree from the University of San Francisco, School of Law. While in law school, Elizabeth worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and clerked at several solo law practices, gaining experience in a wide array of civil law. Her overwhelmingly positive experiences with these solo practitioners led her to the decision to open her own firm. She has a...
Alameda, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(510) 748-6800 1141 Harbor Bay Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94502
Employment and Real Estate
Lincoln Univ
Alameda, CA Employment Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(510) 337-2810 1301 Marina Village Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Alameda, CA Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(510) 337-2810 1301 Marina Village Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
Columbia Univ School of Law
Alameda, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(510) 337-1001 1001 Marina Village Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Alameda, CA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(510) 337-1001 1001 Marina Village Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
Illinois IT Chicago-Kent COL
Alameda, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(510) 337-2810 1301 Marina Village Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment, Civil Rights and Social Security Disability
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Alameda, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(510) 864-3600 2236 Mariner Square Dr
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment, Business, Insurance Defense and Medical Malpractice
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Alameda, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(510) 337-1001 1001 Marina Village Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
U of San Francisco School of Law
Alameda, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(510) 337-2810 1301 Marina Village Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
U of San Francisco School of Law
Stephen M. Fuerch
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California Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia
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Anderson Lam
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California Employment Law Lawyer

University of California, Berkeley School of Law
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Devin Coyle
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(510) 584-9020 1999 Harrison Street #1800
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
UCLA School of Law
Oakland, California-based civil rights lawyer representing employees and tenants in cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination.
Vincent Tong
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(510) 371-7835 409 Thirteenth Street
9th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Business, IP and Trademarks
Santa Clara University School of Law
Vincent Tong is an award winning, community oriented lawyer. He is the founder of TONG LAW, an employment business law firm located in beautiful downtown Oakland, California. Vincent exclusively represents employees in employment litigation and businesses in business-to-business disputes. In his business transactions practice, Vincent counsels individuals on forming and growing their social ventures. Connect with Vincent online at www.tong-law.com.
Bryan Jeffrey Schwartz
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(888) 891-8489 1330 Broadway, Suite 1630
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals and Civil Rights
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Bryan Schwartz is an Oakland, California-based attorney dedicated to helping employees protect their rights in the workplace. He has fought prohibited discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, obtained reasonable accommodations for disabled employees, vindicated whistleblowers' rights, and ensured that corporations pay workers all wages they are owed. He has successfully litigated individual and class action complaints nationwide, helping to recover millions of dollars for thousands of employees, forcing corporations and Government agencies to change their practices and punish wrongdoers. Bryan Schwartz is also one of the few Bay Area-based attorneys with extensive experience representing Federal employees in their unique Merit Systems...
Jody I. LeWitter
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
University of Michigan Law School
John Francis Hyland
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(415) 421-1800 1939 Harrison Street, Ste. 290
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
Golden Gate University School of Law
John Hyland is a partner with Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP. He practices exclusively in the area of employment law. John was Of Counsel with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in the firm’s San Francisco office where he advised and represented companies in State and Federal court actions covering all areas of employment law, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, disability law, employee privacy, employee leaves, and wage and hour issues. John regularly conducts training seminars and presents on a wide array of employment law issues. Law & Politics Magazine selected John as one of its Northern California Super Lawyers...
Jean Krasilnikoff
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Pamela Kong
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Civil Rights and Landlord Tenant
Golden Gate University School of Law
Robert Salinas
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Business and Landlord Tenant
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Arthur William Lazear
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(510) 735-6316 436 14th St Ste 1117
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEmployment
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Arthur Lazear has practiced law for more than 40 years, helping to obtain successful results for worthy clients nationwide. Mr. Lazear has prosecuted some of the biggest class actions ever litigated in employment law, but has never abandoned his level of personal attention to each client, which is the firm’s hallmark.

Mr. Lazear’s father was a janitor, an immigrant from Ukraine who worked nights in a tireless effort to provide his children the hope of a better life, that they might realize the American Dream. The example set by his father inspired Mr. Lazear’s lifelong commitment to protecting and enforcing the...
Jessica Riggin
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
1939 Harrison Street, Ste 290
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEmployment
Columbia Law School
Jessica is a partner at Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP and specializes in litigating employment law cases on behalf of employees. From violations of wage and hour laws to sexual harassment and discrimination, Jessica has represented both individuals and groups of people in class actions. She also advises executives in pre-litigation matters such as severance agreements and employment agreements. If you have an employment law issue in the Bay Area, please contact her office today and set up a free consultation.
Pawanpreet Dhaliwal
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Skilled & Determined Employment Lawyer! Compassionate & Zealous Representation!

I am dedicated to knowledgeable and aggressive legal representation for employment law matters. I am committed to protecting your rights and interests! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation.
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Robert Salinas
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California Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience

University of California, Berkeley School of LawCalifornia
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Kellen Crowe
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(800) 295-3905 1300 Clay Street
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Since his admission to the State Bar of California, Kellen has represented primarily individuals, never representing large corporations or government agencies. He has knowledge and experience in protecting the rights of his fellow citizens against organizations and governments, especially in the employment context. He has worked with dozens of clients in state and federal court, arbitration, and mediation. Before attending law school, Kellen worked for many years in the healthcare industry. Working closely with patients gave him an appreciation for the diffculties faced by people with disabilities. In his legal experience, he has represented dozens of disabled clients...
Jonathan H. Siegel
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
Golden Gate University School of Law
Dylan Hughes
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(510) 350-9700 505 14th Street, Suite 1110
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Consumer, Personal Injury and Products Liability
UC Hastings COL
Dylan Hughes is a partner at Gibbs Law Group and of counsel to Girard Gibbs LLP specializing in the prosecution of class actions. He represents plaintiffs in cases involving defective products, telecommunications, credit cards, product liability, credit repair, employment misclassification and wage and hour disputes under state and federal laws. Mr. Hughes has extensive experience prosecuting complex automobile-defect cases and helped achieve recoveries on behalf of class members in the In Re General Motors Dex-Cool Cases (settlement of $50 to $800 cash reimbursements per class member vehicle repair) and In Re General Motors Cases, JCCP No. 4396, a certified...
H. Tim Hoffman
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
180 Grand Ave, Ste. 1550
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Antitrust, Civil Rights and Consumer
Univ of Illinois COL
Tim Hoffman is a pioneering California attorney with a storied, 45-year legal career, during which he has helped recover more than $1 billion for his worthy clients. Mr. Hoffman has successfully tried dozens of matters to verdict, specializing in complex civil cases, and has litigated over 200 arbitrations. He has practiced in Oakland, CA, since 1971, and was most recently selected for inclusion in 2009 Northern California Super Lawyers. Since the mid-1990's, Mr. Hoffman has been a leader among plaintiffs' employment lawyers, scoring huge victories for classes of thousands of employees at Pacific Bell (who recovered $36 million), Macy's, Starbucks,...
Peter Scott Rukin
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(415) 421-1800 1939 Harrison Street, Ste. 290
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
New York University School of Law
As a partner with San Francisco's Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP, Peter Rukin represents Bay Area clients in a wide array of complex litigation matters, including employment, wage and hour, and business disputes. Mr. Rukin has built a reputation as a thoughtful and strong advocate for his clients, whatever their disputes may be. Mr. Rukin specializes in complex litigation, with a focus on wage and hour and equal employment opportunity claims. Since 2003, as class counsel he has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of thousands of California employees and consumers. Peter also represents clients with respect...
Len Watkins
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Emeryville, CA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 788-0675 1900 Powell Street
Suite 840
Emeryville, CA 94608
Free ConsultationEmployment, Antitrust, Business and IP
University of San Francisco School of Law
A resident of Oakland, Len spent much of his legal career with prestigious, top-ranked, San Francisco law firms. Mr. Watkins brings the same level of expertise, and standard of excellence, to his practice in the East Bay. Focusing on consumer bankruptcy and business law, Mr. Watkins’ depth of experience and training include: A Masters of Business Administration, concentrating on finance, from the University of California, at Davis A stock brokerage license (inactive) from the National Association of Securities Dealers A California Real Estate Broker’s license Previous Experience Business Attorney Norris & Norris (now...
Scott Edward Cole
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(510) 891-9800 1970 Broadway, Ninth Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Civil Rights and Consumer
University of San Francisco School of Law
Fulvio Francisco Cajina
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney
(415) 601-0779 311 Oak Street
Suite 108
Oakland, CA 94607
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Products Liability
Cornell University
I was born in Latin America and grew up in San Francisco. A product of the Bay Area, I studied economics at UC Berkeley before moving to Washington, DC, where I worked at both the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Reserve. In 2003, I embarked on my legal studies at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, NY. Upon graduation, I worked as a corporate associate in Manhattan at a boutique international law firm. There I had the opportunity to work on a wide array of corporate transactions, from financing the construction of a hotel in NYC, structuring investments...
Galia Aharoni
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(855) 414-4529 317 Washington Street
Suite 129
Oakland, CA 94607
Employment, Business, IP and Trademarks
Tulane University School of Law
Randall Aiman-Smith
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(800) 798-8498 7677 Oakport St
#1150
Oakland, CA 94621
Employment
Rocio Toriz
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California Employment Law Lawyer

University of San Francisco School of LawCalifornia
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Pamela Kong
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Peter Mitchell Stanwyck
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(510) 444-5082 409 - 13th Street
19th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Steven Marcus Tindall
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(510) 350-9700 505 14th St.
Ste 1110
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment and Civil Rights
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Steven Tindall is a partner with Peter Rukin Hyalnd Doria & Tindall, LLP. He has specialized in employment and class action litigation for the past twelve years. Prior to joining RHDT, Steven was a partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein for five years and was an associate at Lieff Cabraser for three years prior to becoming partner. While at Lieff Cabraser, Steven focused on plaintiffs’ class action litigation in the fields of wage and hour law, antitrust, and consumer protection. Steven also litigated a number of mass tort personal injury and toxic tort cases. Steven has been plaintiffs’ lead...
Latika M. Malkani
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment and Appeals
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Pawanpreet Dhaliwal
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
University of California - Berkeley
Jocelyn Burton
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(510) 350-7025 1939 Harrison Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment and Civil Rights
Legal Experience Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of California, 1994-2005. Civil Chief, 2001-2003 Deputy Civil Chief, 1998-2001 AUSA, 1994-1998, 2003-2005 Attorney of record in cases resulting in over twenty published decisions; Litigated hundreds of cases in federal district court; Litigated over 80...
Rocio Toriz
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
University of San Francisco School of Law
Kelly Armstrong
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(866) 590-6082 1939 Harrison Street
Suite 923
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment and Civil Rights
U of San Francisco School of Law
Judith Wolff
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(510) 685-2739 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
Boston Univ School of Law
Valerie Toohey O'Dell
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(800) 398-1976 1300 Clay Street Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
UC Hastings COL
Leon Henderson Rountree III
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(510) 343-6299 317 Washington Street
Suite 214
Oakland, CA 94607
Employment, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Jane Kow
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience

New York University School of Law9th Circuit, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California and California
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Alameda Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Insituto Laboral de la Raza
(415) 431-7522
San Francisco, CA


Centro Legal de la Raza
(510) 437-1554
Oakland, CA

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Problems in the workplace?

Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.