Alameda, California Employment Lawyers

Bobby Devadoss
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Experienced employment lawyer will fight for you. Free consultation. Call now!

I’m an experienced Oakland employment lawyer. My practice includes representing employees who have victims of overtime, wage & hour violations, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Read More »
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Ann Surapruik
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California Employment Law Lawyer

UCLA School of LawCalifornia
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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. Read More »
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Rocio Toriz
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California Employment Law Lawyer

University of San Francisco School of LawCalifornia
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Robert Salinas
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California Employment Law Attorney

University of California, Berkeley School of LawCalifornia
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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 Attorney with 37 years experience
(510) 814-1038 612 Arlington Isle
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Alameda, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(510) 337-1001 1001 Marina Village Pkwy
Ste 200
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Alameda, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(510) 337-1001 1001 Marina Village Pkwy
Ste 200
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
New Coll of CA School of Law
Alameda, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(510) 658-7821 PO Box 2591
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
Ohio Northern U Claude W Pettit COL
Alameda, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(510) 337-1001 1001 Marina Village Pkwy
Ste 200
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
UC Hastings COL
Alameda, CA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(510) 337-1001 1001 Marina Village Pkwy
Ste 200
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
Rutgers-The State University-Newark
Alameda, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(510) 337-1001 Ste 200
1001 Marina Village Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
Univ of Illinois COL
Alameda, CA Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(510) 337-1001 1001 Marina Village Pkwy
Ste 200
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Alameda, CA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(510) 337-1001 1001 Marina Village Pkwy
Ste 200
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Laura Herron Weber
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

I represent employees in their disputes with their employers, and victims of personal injury. I take the time to get to know the unique story of each client, and understand how termination, injury, or other unlawful... Read More »
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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. Read More »
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Alameda, CA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(510) 748-0930 2601 Blanding Ave. #C386
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
UC Hastings COL
Alameda, CA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(510) 337-1001 1001 Marina Village Pkwy #200
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
U of San Francisco School of Law
Alameda, CA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(510) 992-6130 1050 Marina Village Pkwy
Ste 105
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Alameda, CA Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(510) 841-5500 1339 Bay St
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment, Consumer and Environmental
UC Hastings COL
Alameda, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(510) 814-0680 1516 Oak St #109
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment, Civil Rights, Consumer and Personal Injury
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Alameda, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(510) 337-1001 1001 Marina Village Pkwy
Ste 200
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
California Western School of Law
Alameda, CA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(510) 337-1001 1001 Marina Village Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Alameda, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(510) 748-6800 2161 Harbor Bay Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94502
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Lincoln Univ
Alameda, CA Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(510) 337-1001 1001 Marina Village Pkwy #200
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
U of San Francisco School of Law
Alameda, CA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(510) 337-1001 Ste 200
1001 Marina Village Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94501
Employment
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Stephen M. Fuerch
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Employment Law Attorney! Pursuing Justice!

For over 35 years, I have passionately worked to protect the rights and interests of employees. I am committed to obtaining the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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. Read More »
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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 19 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...
Jean Krasilnikoff
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"I am committed to advocating for all workers to get the dignity and respect they deserve."

Jean Krasilnikoff is an associate at Siegel LeWitter Malkani and represents clients in state and federal courts, as well as before the National Labor Relations Board and Public Employee Relations Board on a variety of employment and labor law matters.

Jean practices exclusively employment and labor law. She has experience in representing clients involving claims of retaliation, harassment, discrimination, labor code violations, wage and hour violations, and wrongful termination. Jean also represents labor unions and their represented employees in cases before the National Labor Relations Board.

Prior...
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.
Jody I. LeWitter
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
University of Michigan Law School
"I just believe there ought to be a way to achieve justice in the workplace, and I don't mind fighting for it!"

Jody LeWitter is a partner at Siegel LeWitter Malkani and has been an attorney in private practice for 30 years. She is passionate about representing employees in discrimination and wrongful termination cases and is known for her vigorous advocacy of employees. She has had great success in court, negotiations/mediations and in arbitrations, and has been recognized by other lawyers as a "go to" employment lawyer for her determination and innovative strategies.

Jody has represented employees from all walks of life...
Laura Herron Weber
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
UC Hastings COL
I represent employees in their disputes with their employers, and victims of personal injury. I take the time to get to know the unique story of each client, and understand how termination, injury, or other unlawful conduct has affected their life. I represent women who have been terminated because of pregnancy or because they have taken time off to care for their children. I represent older workers who have been terminated after many years of loyal service. I also help clients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents or other incidents of negligence.
Latika M. Malkani
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment and Appeals
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Latika Malkani joined Siegel LeWitter Malkani in 1996, and since then has fought to preserve and enforce the rights of women and men working in a variety of professions. Latika's advocacy has included tireless representation of employees seeking justice and improved conditions in the workplace. Latika has a proven record of successful results, and has helped hundreds of employees establish better working conditions, negotiate severance and post-separation packages, as well as obtain fair and just compensation through enforcement of state and federal laws. Latika believes that no employee should be made to suffer inequality or humiliation in order to earn...
Peter Scott Rukin
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 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...
Robert Salinas
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Business and Landlord Tenant
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
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. Read More »
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Pamela Kong
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Pamela Kong
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 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
John Francis Hyland
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 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...
Dylan Hughes
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 19 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...
Steven Marcus Tindall
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 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...
Arthur William Lazear
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 42 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...
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...
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...
Jonathan H. Siegel
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
Golden Gate University School of Law
Ann Surapruik
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
UCLA School of Law
Scott Edward Cole
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(510) 891-9800 555 12th Street
Suite 1725
Oakland, CA 94607
Employment, Civil Rights and Consumer
University of San Francisco School of Law
Scott Cole is the founder and principal attorney at Scott Cole & Associates, APC, one of California's best-known and most highly-respected employment and consumer rights class action law firms. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law (1992), and San Francisco State University (B.A., Speech Communications; 1989). He is a member of the California State Bar and the State Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section, is admitted to practice before all California federal courts (including the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals), has prosecuted cases in numerous states including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Nevada,...
Jane Kow
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 25 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.