Berkeley, California Employment Lawyers

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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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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Ann Surapruik
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California Employment Law Lawyer

UCLA School of LawCalifornia
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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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N. William Metke
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(415) 572-9556 1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
U of San Francisco School of Law
An Advocate for Your Rights in the Workplace. The Law Office of N. William Metke specializes in employment law litigation. The firm provides vigorous advocacy on behalf of individuals who have encountered injustice in the workplace. This includes discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, unpaid wages, and other wrongs in the employment context. We represent clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. tel: 415-572-9556 email: nwm@metkelaw.com
An Nguyen Ruda
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(415) 984-9613 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment and Business
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mark Tad Malachowski
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 13 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 42 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
Golden Gate University School of Law
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
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...
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
Jason Austin Joseph Lundberg
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(415) 404-6395 655 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationEmployment, Asbestos, Business and Insurance Claims
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Alan Adelman
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(415) 956-1376 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 3340
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.
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.
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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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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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...
Stephen R. Jaffe
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(415) 618-0100 101 California Street
Suite 2710
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Wayne State University Law School
Ramsey Hanafi
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 10 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);...
Andrew Mailhot
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 278-1400 625 Market St
12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Employment, Business and IP
University of Michigan Law School and University of California - Davis
Dean Eugene Royer
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 795-1475 222 Columbus Avenue
Suite 219
San Francisco, CA 94133
Free ConsultationEmployment
New Coll of CA School of Law
Dean has advocated for employees for over 12 years. He is experienced in three areas of employment law: (1) wrongful termination, (2) wage and hour, and (3) leaves of absence. Dean represents employees in both the private and public sector. He has handled a variety of wrongful termination cases, including discrimination, retaliation, and whistle-blower matters. Dean also represents individuals who have claims regarding their pay (minimum wage, overtime, and unpaid wages), meal and rest violations, and sick leave violations.
Dean can represent you to negotiate settlements or pursue cases in court or arbitration when you have experienced:
* Race discrimination
* National origin...
John Marshall Feder
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(415) 940-7176 44 Montgomery St
Suite 4000
San Francisco, CA 94104
Employment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
John Feder is a personal injury lawyer in San Francisco and a partner at Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn. Since 1978, Mr. Feder has been practicing in the legal field. Currently, he serves as president of the Consumer Attorneys of California, and he also serves on the organization’s Executive Board and Board of Governors. For the past ten years, Attorney Feder has been selected for inclusion in the list of California Super Lawyers®. For your free case evaluation, please contact his firm today.
Jean Krasilnikoff
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Elina Tilman
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(415) 398-8080 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment and Business
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Elina Tilman is an associate in JMBM's Labor & Employment Group in San Francisco. Her experience serving as the Chancellor’s Legal Fellow at the University of California at Davis, Office of Campus Counsel, includes assisting with employment issues, contracts, disability matters, student accommodations and misconduct, Clery Act compliance, and reviewing and drafting University policies. Elina received her law degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Law (King Hall).
Ryan Joshua Vlasak
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 835-6777 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 870
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Insurance Claims
Temple Univ School of Law
Mr. Vlasak focuses his practice on civil litigation for plaintiffs, including habitability and wrongful eviction suits for tenants, as well as consumer, employment and personal injury actions. Mr. Vlasak earned his Juris Doctor degree from Temple University Law School in Philadelphia, where he was Staff Editor of Temple International and Comparative Law Journal. Prior to his career as an attorney, Mr. Vlasak was an Adjunct Professor and taught courses including philosophy, ethics, and logic.
Timothy Tietjen
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 37 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.
Pamela Kong
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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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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Michael L. Gallo
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(415) 217-7300 100 Pine St
33rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment, Business and Securities
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Michael Gallo received a B.A. in Comparative Literature with Distinction from Swarthmore College in 1986 and was selected for Phi Beta Kappa. He received a M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990. Mr. Gallo received a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley’s Boalt Hall in 2001, and was the Book Review Editor of the California Law Review.

Upon graduation, Mr. Gallo served as a law clerk to the Honorable Christina Snyder, United States District Court, Central District of California. From 2002 to 2010, he was an associate at Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk...
Gerald Lawrence Kroll
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 44 years experience
Four Embarcadero Center Suite 1850
San Francisco, CA 90067
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
UCLA School of Law
The Kroll Law Corporation was founded by California attorney Gerald L. Kroll to represent seriously injured people and victims of unfair business practices by insurance companies and other big corporations. The Kroll Law Corporation stands up for the little guy and fights to get you full compensation for your injuries and damages. Attorney Kroll has appeared on numerous television broadcasts including Entertainment Tonight, CBS Evening News, Donahue and CNN International.
Joseph Andrew Creitz
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(415) 269-3675 22 Battery St
Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment, Consumer and Insurance Claims
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Since 1995, Joe has specialized in ERISA counseling and litigation. He has represented ERISA-regulated benefit plans and their trustees, dozens of participants and beneficiaries, and ERISA plan sponsors and beneficiaries, as well as serving as a named plan fiduciary. From 2003 to 2005 he represented the United States Secretary of Labor in ERISA litigation and investigations. Joe also practices in the areas of employment, executive compensation, unfair competition, and consumer litigation under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Vadim R. Alden
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(415) 547-0501 101 California Street
Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Products Liability
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Vadim Alden is an experienced and skilled attorney specializing in litigation, business transactions, and employment law. Vadim represents a broad spectrum of clients in state and federal courts in contractual and employment disputes, personal injury, construction, and collection matters. In addition to his proven litigation experience, Vadim also practices in the area of corporate and business transactions. He serves as general counsel to several established and emerging companies in the Bay Area. For these companies, Vadim provides legal counsel in the areas of business entity creation, contract negotiation and formation, executive compensation, employment and labor law, intellectual property and general risk...
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
Rachel Bien
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 638-8810 One California Street
12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment
Brooklyn Law School
RACHEL BIEN, is a Partner at Outten & Golden LLP in Los Angeles, California, and a Co-Chair of its Class & Collective Action Practice Group.

Ms. Bien is an experienced litigator who has recovered millions of dollars in unpaid wages on behalf of her clients. She has represented tens of thousands of workers across many different industries in class and collective lawsuits. She was lead counsel in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., one of the first cases to argue that interns should be paid for their work on behalf of a private employer.

Ms. Bien is committed to protecting...
Stephanie Ann Doria
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(415) 421-1800 201 Mission Street
#1250
San Francisco, CA 94105
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Stephanie Doria is Of Counsel at Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP. She represents clients in employment law matters, including discrimination, sexual harassment, disability rights, breach of contract, wrongful termination, leave of absence claims, whistleblower/retaliation, wage and hour matters, and class action litigation. Stephanie has represented clients both state and federal court, in binding arbitration and in proceedings in front of the Fair Employment and Housing Commission. Prior to forming RHDT in 2005, Stephanie was a senior associate in the employment law department of Paul, Hastings , Janofsky & Walker LLP, one of the country’s premier law firms in...
H. Tim Hoffman
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 48 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,...
John Ward Schilt
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Point Richmond, CA Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(510) 234-2808 145 Park Place
Suite A
Point Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Maria Cristina Molteni
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(415) 762-0270 100 Pine Street
Suite 1250
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment and International
Universidade de Sao Paulo
Cristina focuses her practice on representing clients in employment law matters—including litigating wage and hour claims, class action employment cases, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, and discrimination law— and providing advice on prevailing wage and public works law, severance agreements, employee privacy, and workplace issues. Cristina conducts training seminars and presentations in Spanish and Portuguese on a broad range of employment law topics. Cristina has worked in the labor and employment law fields since the early days of her legal career. Before moving to California, she was a law clerk in the National Labor Court in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and...
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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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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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...
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
Ronald Harry Rouda
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 59 years experience
(415) 940-7176 44 Montgomery St
Suite 4000
San Francisco, CA 94104
Employment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Ronald H. Rouda, a San Francisco injury lawyer, is a founding partner at the firm Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn. For nearly 55 years, Attorney Rouda has been practicing law in California. He is a former president of the American Board of Trial Advocates and California Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Rouda has received the American Board of Trial Advocates’ Lifetime Achievement Award and California Trial Lawyer of the Year award, as well as numerous other honors. In addition to his legal work, Mr. Rouda is also a celebrated pianist. Contact his firm today to learn more.
Michael John Tonsing
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(415) 986-1338 353 Sacramento Street
Suite 1140
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment, Business, Collections and Consumer
Kendrick Hall, University of San Francisco
Mike Tonsing develops enterprising legal solutions for businesses and individuals. He handles transactional matters, including entity formation, buy/sell agreements, contracts, leases and human resource concerns. Mike is also an experienced litigator. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in California and Federal courts.
Jody I. LeWitter
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
University of Michigan Law School
Stephen Noel Ilg
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(888) 273-2049 555 California Street, Suite 4925
San Francisco, CA 94104
Employment and Products Liability
New York University School of Law and POLLACK CENTER FOR LAW AND BUSINESS
Stephen Noel Ilg has helped hundreds of consumers, employees and tenants in California recover millions of dollars from abusive companies and landlords. Award-winning attorney, Stephen Noel Ilg has experience with all stages of litigation, from pre-suit investigation and early settlement all the way through trial. He also serves as President of the American Society of Legal Scholars and sits on the Board of Directors of the Conference of California Bar Associations. Stephen Ilg focuses on employment and consumer law. He has earned two pro bono awards from the San Francisco Bar Association. He is the founder and...
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,...
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...
Robert Ottinger
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(415) 262-0096 535 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Free ConsultationEmployment
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
The Ottinger Firm specializes in protecting the rights of employees and fighting injustice in the workplace. For over a decade we have represented current and former employees in their pursuit of fair treatment and compensation. We challenge illegal labor practices in companies of all sizes. We help employees benefit from the rights guaranteed to them under state and federal law. Our firm handles all aspects of employment law including: Overtime Pay Recovery Employment Discrimination Retaliation Sexual Harassment Severance Package Negotiation
P. Bobby Shukla
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(415) 986-1338 353 Sacramento St. Suite 1140
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationEmployment
UC Hastings COL
Robert Salinas
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California Employment Law Attorney

University of California, Berkeley School of LawCalifornia
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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.