Berkeley, California Employment Lawyers

Jonathan H. Siegel
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Jody I. LeWitter
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California Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience

University of Michigan Law SchoolCalifornia
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Latika M. Malkani
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California Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia
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Pawanpreet Dhaliwal
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California Employment Law Attorney

University of California - BerkeleyCalifornia
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Ben Irwin Hamburg
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Berkeley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(510) 985-2600 2625 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Ben Hamburg provides mediation services to parties seeking to resolve their disputes without the risk inherent in proceeding through trial, and additionally provides services as an arbitrator. Ben has had significant success in resolving some of the most difficult cases utilizing creative solutions. Ben also represents parties in litigation and transactional matters.
Janelle J. Smith
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Berkeley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(510) 398-0733 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
University of San Francisco School of Law
I help clients with their employment, business, and start-up needs. I also represent clients involved in civil litigation. Please contact me to find out how I can help you with your legal needs.
Berne Reuben
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Berkeley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(510) 981-0143 2222 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Employment and Civil Rights
Boalt Hall (University of Berkeley School of Law) and Golden Gate University School of Law
Jennifer R. Lovko
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Berkeley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(510) 859-7377 1061 Eastshore Highway, Suite 206
Berkeley, CA 94710
Employment, Business, Consumer and Medical Malpractice
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Rae has extensive experience, having successfully represented hundreds of clients throughout her career. At Lovko & King, her focus is on providing client-focused representation at an affordable price.
Stephen Fredrick Henry
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Berkeley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(510) 898-1883 2625 Alcatraz Ave,. No. 615
Berkeley, CA 94705
Employment, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
Alexander Stern
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Berkeley, CA Employment Law Attorney
(415) 964-1115 PO Box 9437
Berkeley, CA 94709
Employment, Communications and Consumer
University of California - Berkeley
Deborah Marie Kochan
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Berkeley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(510) 649-1130 1680 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
Employment and Civil Rights
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Arthur J. Obolsky
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Berkeley, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(510) 990-5965 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Employment, Business, Construction and Consumer
University of San Diego School of Law
Anthony Sperber
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Berkeley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(510) 845-8844 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Employment
U of San Francisco School of Law
Berkeley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(510) 845-5203 819 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710
Employment
Univ of Oregon 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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Jean Krasilnikoff
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California Employment Law Attorney

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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Berkeley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(510) 848-7200 2222 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Employment and Personal Injury
University of Michigan
Berkeley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(510) 841-4900 2041 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Employment, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
Golden Gate University School Of Law
Berkeley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(510) 649-3420 2397 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Employment and Health Care
UC Hastings COL
Berkeley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(510) 649-3420 2397 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Employment, Business and Health Care
UC Hastings COL
Berkeley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 841-5500 2161 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Employment, Consumer and Environmental
UC Hastings COL
Berkeley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(510) 665-8500 2140 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Employment and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Berkeley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(510) 845-3500 115 Alvarado Rd
Berkeley, CA 94705
Employment and Business
Univ of Chicago Law School
Berkeley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(510) 845-0740 125 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94710
Employment and Civil Rights
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
1442 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA 94709
Employment and Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(510) 665-1800 2550 9th St Ste 101
Berkeley, CA 94710
Employment
Pamela Kong
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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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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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...
(510) 237-6916 125 Park Place
Suite 210
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 788-0040 1300 Clay Street
Room 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Glicel E. Sumagaysay
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Emeryville, CA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(510) 588-8855 1900 Powell Street
Suite 600
Emeryville, CA 94608
Employment
University of San Francisco School of Law
The Law Office of Glicel Sumagaysay handles employment matters for individual and former employees. Ms. Sumagaysay's practice consists of: Federal employee representation in Merit Systems Protection Board (“MSPB”) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") matters; employer-employee negotiations; discrimination on the basis of sex, race and other protected statuses; discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), Department of Fair Housing and Employment (“DFEH”) and courts; wage and hour matters with the Department of Labor Standards and Enforcement (“DLSE”) and courts; small business employer compliance with above types of matters.
Eric Francis Pierson
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(917) 940-0202 4096 Piedmont Avenue, #701
Oakland, CA 94611
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and IP
Stanford University
Eric Pierson is a practical and results-oriented generalist attorney with over twenty years of law firm and in-house experience and a proven track record of success as a strategic business partner and trusted advisor.

Prior to starting his own firm, Eric spent over twelve years in-house in New York as a corporate generalist and lead U.S. attorney supporting the Americas division of Mitsui, a Fortune Global 500 Japanese multinational conglomerate. Previously he practiced at San Francisco-based McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen and its successor firm, Bingham McCutchen, for ten years, primarily as a litigator focused on intellectual property and contract...
(917) 940-0202 400 East 89th Street, #11L
New York, NY 10128
Arkady Itkin
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(415) 295-4730 100 Pine Street
Sutie 1250
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of the Pacific
Since 2007 our office has been dedicated to representing San Francisco and Sacramento area employees and victims of serious injuries in a wide range of employment, wrongful termination and injury cases. Individual approach to each client and each injury or employment case is what distinguishes us from other attorneys, as we recognize that each case is as different as each person who has been either injured or aggrieved by their employer.
(916) 720-0100 980 9th Street
Suite 1625
Sacramento , CA 95814
Devin Coyle
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 8 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.
Ryan B. Noory
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(415) 797-7266 36th Floor
One Market
San Francisco, CA 94105
Employment, Business, Entertainment & Sports and Landlord Tenant
Harvard Law School
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(213) 986-7266 4th Floor
2029 Century Park East
Beverly Hills, CA 90067
(855) 781-9904 10th Floor
350 10th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
(281) 888-8182 33rd Floor
3200 Southwest Frwy
Houston, TX 77027
(347) 754-7266 39th Floor
245 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10167
Daniel L Feder
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(415) 391-9476 332 Pine St., Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Personal Injury and Stockbroker Fraud
University of California - Los Angeles
Law Firm Specializing in Employment Discrimination and Harassment and Personal Injury Cases. The Law Offices of Daniel Feder consistently provide consumers and employees with top-quality attorney representation. Mr. Feder represents employees in discrimination, harassment and whistleblower lawsuits against their former employers. He also practices in the area of personal injury and medical malpractice. He provides representation on a contingency basis. He offers free initial one hour consultations to the public. The Law Offices of Daniel Feder is dedicated to providing employees in California with access to top-quality representation in disputes with their former employers. Mr. Feder has spent more...
Ramsey Hanafi
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
201 Spear Street Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Free ConsultationEmployment
Golden Gate University School of Law
I have been practicing employment law and business law since 2009. I primarily represent Plaintiffs in individual and class action cases in wage and hour, discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, hostile work environment, unpaid commissions, misclassification cases, independent contractor cases, and many others. I practice all over the State. Wherever you are, I can be there. My experience with small business clients and technology startups also provides me with a unique background in the intersection between employment law and business. I have experience litigating and consulting with business clients on numerous transactional issues; intellectual property (trademark and copyright);...
Vincent Tong
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 7 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.
Bruce James Highman
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(415) 982-5563 870 Market St, Suite 467
San Francisco, CA 94102
Employment
Stanford Univ Law School
I specialize in representing employees in all types of employment cases. I have been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer each year from 2004 through 2016. Only about five percent of the lawyers in Northern California earn the Super Lawyers honor. I have been lead counsel on a number of cases that have resulted in published precedent decisions, have participated in numerous trials, and have appeared as a guest lecturer on employment law issues. I am also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, the California Employment Lawyers Association, the Labor and Employment Law...
Rocio Toriz
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California Employment Law Lawyer

University of San Francisco School of LawCalifornia
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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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Dena M. Roche
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney
(415) 952-3006 4 Embarcadero Center
#1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment, Business and Consumer
University of San Francisco School of Law
Timothy Tietjen
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(415) 940-7176 44 Montgomery Street
Suite 750
San Francisco, CA 94104
Employment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of San Francisco School of Law
As a partner at the firm Rouda Feeder Tietjen & McGuinn, San Francisco lawyer Timothy G. Tietjen focuses his practice on personal injury cases. Mr. Tietjen has been practicing law in California for over three decades. On numerous occasions, he has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers® lists. He received his undergraduate degree from California State University at Hayward and his Juris Doctor from the University Of San Francisco School Of Law. His firm is happy to offer free consultations—contact them today to get yours.
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
Mark Tad Malachowski
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(415) 983-0717 703 Market Street
Suite 1108
San Francisco, CA 94103
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Northwestern Cal Univ of Law
Founded by Mark Malachowski, the Law Office of Malachowski and Associates provides legal services to clients in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area. Our office recognizes that lives and fortunes hang in the balance when a client seeks our services, so we strive to work closely with you to develop an individually designed action plan to achieve your goals. Mr. Malachowski has a wide breadth of education and experience apart from his Juris Doctorate in Law and his legal counsel and litigation work for businesses, investors and individuals. With his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Science...
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
Norman Blumenthal
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(415) 935-3957 1750 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationEmployment
Loyola Univ School of Law
SALARIED WORKERS STILL GET OVERTIME In California, there are certain exemptions that allow employers to deny paying employees overtime. Whether or not an employee meets those exemptions is typically based on their job duties and responsibilities. There are many situations where employers misclassify employees as exempt from overtime based solely on their job title. For example, the employer will give the employee a fancy job title that includes the word Manager or Supervisor, when in fact, the employee is performing manual or clerical labor according to the employers strict guidelines and protocols. In other words, the employee is exercising independent...
(877) 852-3912 2255 Calle Clara
San Diego, CA 92037
(408) 681-8477 5201 Great America Pkwy
San Jose, CA 95054
Alan Adelman
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(415) 956-1376 240 Stockton Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Free ConsultationEmployment
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
For over twenty years I have focused my entire legal practice on exclusively representing employees in a wide variety of employment matters, including wrongful terminations, unpaid wages, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, defamation and severance negotiations. I handle all lawsuits on a contingency fee basis, meaning that I do not charge a fee in a litigation if I do not secure a recovery on behalf of my client. I have advocated on behalf of several hundred employees in State and Federal Court and have completed nearly twenty trials.
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...
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...
An Nguyen Ruda
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(415) 984-9613 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment and Business
Santa Clara University School of Law
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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.