Felton, California Employment Lawyers

Scott Jeffrey Allen
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Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(831) 440-8058 55 River Street
Suite 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Scott Allen is a personal injury, wrongful death and disability attorney serving clients in the Monterey Bay Area with offices in Monterey and Santa Cruz. Scott has over 20 years of experience. Call the Allen Law Firm to schedule a free consultation today (831) 901-3901. No fee unless we recover for you.
James Carl Eschen III
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Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(831) 458-0502 55 River Street
Suite 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment, Administrative, Appeals and Business
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Douglas Charles Kane
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Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(831) 459-8000 121 Jewell St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment
Monterey COL
Douglas Kane is an attorney in Santa Cruz, California specializing in representing plaintiffs in employment discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination cases. His understanding of the complex rules of employment litigation, strong analytical and writing skills, and deep commitment to defending the rights of individuals make him a valuable ally to people whose rights have been violated by employers. Doug Kane's initial interest in becoming an attorney stemmed from his desire to be able to protect individual's rights. While still in law school, he already was deeply involved with several employment and civil rights cases, as well as a...
Elizabeth M. 'Lisa' Peck
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Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 332-5792 1010 Fair Ave., Ste. A
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment and Civil Rights
Kelly Sue Wachs
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Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(831) 457-2253 518 Ocean Street
2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment and Immigration
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Philip John Crawford
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Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(408) 313-3212 986 W Cliff Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment and Education
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Angela Lipanovich
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Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(831) 247-6655 2222 East Cliff Drive, Suite 216
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Employment, Business, Energy and IP
Brian C. Mathias
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Aptos, CA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(831) 531-7141 P.O. Box 2874
Aptos, CA 95001
Employment
Brian exclusively represents employees in a wide variety of California employment law matters, including terminations based on illegal discrimination or in violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (including disability or health discrimination, failures to accommodate a disability, and pregnancy discrimination), unpaid wages (including unpaid overtime, unpaid rest and meal breaks, or cases of independent contractor misclassification), protected leave law violations (including Pregnancy Disability, California Family Rights Act, baby bonding/ maternity/ paternity leave, and FMLA violations), unlawful harassment (hostile work environment and sexual harassment) and unlawful employment retaliation claims (including whistle-blowing retaliation and workplace safety complaint retaliation)....
Kathryn E. Barrett
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Kathryn E. Barrett is a member of Silicon Valley Law Group’s Business Litigation, Employment and Financial Services Group. Her areas of expertise include complex commercial disputes involving fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, partnership, corporate and shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, derivative claims, alter ego; claims under the Convention for International Sale of Goods (CISG), employment, and real estate. Kathryn's litigation experience also includes adversary proceedings in the bankruptcy courts.

Kathryn is also an experienced, U.C. Berkeley-certified mediator of business disputes. She serves as a mediator and arbitrator for the Santa Clara County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panel and...
Joel Waelty
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(408) 246-5500 1530 The Alameda
Suite 115
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationEmployment
UC Hastings COL
Joel Waelty is an experienced employment attorney practicing in San Jose, California, whose dedication to his clients shows in the results he obtains in the courtroom. His practice is focused on the rights of employees and insureds. He represents employees in all aspects of workplace disputes including sexual harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination. In his representation of those wrongfully denied insurance benefits, he handles claims against insurers of life, disability, health and the home. He also pursues benefits due employees under employer-sponsored benefit plans. Mr. Waelty's dedication is seen not only through his courtroom results, but also through...
Daniel Velton
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Sunnyvale, CA Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
525 W. Remington Drive
Suite 106
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Free ConsultationEmployment
Santa Clara University School of Law
Daniel Velton began his legal career with the largest labor and employment law firm in the world. Using that experience, he brings valuable knowledge and perspective to his current practice, in which he exclusively represents employees in high-stakes individual and class action employment matters, including cases of unlawful discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, illegal pay practices and whistleblower retaliation.
Elena Rivkin Franz
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Santa Clara, CA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(408) 940-5360 900 Lafayette Street
Suite 509
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
I am a real estate and business law attorney. I limit my practice to these areas, which include things from setting up HOAs, to neighbor issues, to construction, and real estate fraud. My background is in real estate, where I was a real estate appraiser, property manager, and project manager for condominium conversions and other real estate developments. I understand the hurdles you face on a daily basis if you are a real estate owner, investor, contractor or developer. A large segment of my client base are small business owners. I understand that you want simple answers...
Steven Edward Springer
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(888) 490-9852 95 South Market Street, Ste. 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Criminal and Family
Santa Clara University
Help small to medium size companies navigate through a wide variety of legal challenges: formation, funding, governmental impediments, operational legal planning, merger and acquisition, employee relations, and labor compliance. All with the goal of litigation avoidance. Litigation in all California state courts and the Northern and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California.
Steven Michael Fink
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(408) 256-2979 160 W. Santa Clara Street
Suite 1180
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Though he began his career practicing Entertainment Law in Los Angeles, Mr. Fink and his wife traded the glamour of Hollywood for the San Jose area' s charms. That early exposure to big city, high-pressure civil cases has served him well, particularly when dealing with the complex issues involved in contemporary employment cases. Mr. Fink is a partner in Mesirow & Fink, a small but energetic and creative law firm founded in 1976. Mr. Fink is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley's Boalt Hall, and he has six times been selected by San Jose Magazine as one of the...
Damian R. Castaneda
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(408) 998-5888 2131 The Alameda
Ste C
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
I have a passion and love for what I do. At Castaneda & Company, we represent individuals and small businesses in the areas of business law, contracts, employment, fraud, and real estate. After I filed a lawsuit in October 2007 against Apple™ and AT&T over the iPhone™, I was featured on websites around the world including Businessweek.com, Forbes.com, MSNBC.com, and the USAToday.com.

We have gone up against Stanford University, Google, Adobe, and Bank of America. Despite these big names, the majority of our clients are ordinary people and small business owners. We like representing the underdog and we like beating the...
Sebastian L. Miller
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Santa Clara, CA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(408) 348-1728 900 Lafayette Street
Suite 201
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Free ConsultationEmployment and Arbitration & Mediation
The University of Chicago Law School
Sebastian Miller focuses on representing workers in employment litigation on a contingency-fee basis. He litigates both class actions as well as single-plaintiff cases. He has achieved excellent results for many clients. More details are available at www.sebastianmillerlaw.com. Sebastian often speaks and writes about developments in employment law. For example, his work has appeared in the California Labor & Employment Law Review and the Daily Journal. Sebastian has been quoted by Law360 and has appeared on panels hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Labor and Employment Section of the California Bar as...
Linda Hendrix McPharlin
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(408) 293-1900 160 West Santa Clara St., Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
After decades as a business and employment law counselor and successful trial attorney, Linda McPharlin has learned that the most satisfied clients are not those who win in court after bruising if not brutal years in litigation, but those who resolve disputes before litigation takes over their lives, and their finances. She now focuses her trial acumen and considerable negotiating skills on conflict resolution at the earliest possible stage, ideally before a lawsuit is even filed. For her employer clients, her conflict resolution practice takes many forms, with an eye to business realities as well as legal...
Michael W. Stebbins
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment, Business, IP and Trademarks
Santa Clara University
Michael Stebbins is a shareholder with Silicon Valley Law Group and the Chair of its Business and IP Litigation and Employment Groups. His practice focuses primarily on employment, intellectual property and commercial disputes. He has extensive litigation and trial experience in matters involving trade secret theft, employee solicitation, technology licensing, IP infringement, false advertising, earn-out issues, unfair competition, shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, trade libel, harassment, discrimination, wage and hour issues, and wrongful termination. He has also litigated complex matters involving real estate leases, construction contracts and insurance coverage.

A significant portion of Michael’s practice also involves...
Edward A. Kraus
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment, Business, Criminal and Environmental
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - Berkeley
Ed Kraus is a shareholder with Silicon Valley Law Group. For over 20 years he has represented individuals, small and large companies in a variety of civil and criminal litigation matters. Ed has successfully handled litigation involving employment issues, real estate, construction, commercial disputes, contract issues, unfair competition and Americans with Disabilities Act claims on behalf of businesses. Ed also handles a wide variety of criminal litigation including representing individuals and corporations accused of grand theft, embezzlement, real estate fraud, insurance fraud, environmental, trade secret violations, driving under the influence, other driving related charges and other general criminal matters.

Ed believes...
Thomas C. Walker
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Santa Clara, CA Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(650) 889-4090 Sutie 203
Santa Clara, CA 95134
Free ConsultationEmployment
Solely dedicated to employee-side employment law and litigation since 2004; fighting discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other unlawful employment practices. Consultative engagements relating to severance and exit strategy are routine projects, having representing 100s of Silicon Valley employees.
Dixon Ray Howell
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 52 years experience
(408) 979-7800 1800 Hamilton Ave, Suite 240
San Jose, CA 95125
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Very experienced and highly ("AV") rated business lawyer. Offer the experience of a large firm and the responsiveness of a start up.
Suzanne King Nusbaum
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Los Gatos, CA Employment Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(408) 399-2688 119 Millrich Dr
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and IP
Boston Univ School of Law and Santa Clara University
Judge Suzanne K. Nusbaum (Ret.) brings a wealth of experience to her ADR practice. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, with specialized expertise in commercial contract, employment, health care, real estate and intellectual property matters, she serves on many ADR panels, including the American Arbitration Association's National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services (AAMS), the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Kaiser Permanente, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Judge Nusbaum arbitrates and mediates legal fee disputes for the State...
Mark Walter Hostetter
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
181 Devine Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Attorney Mark Hostetter has earned a reputation for creatively using complex law as a means to solve problems and achieve his clients' goals. Mr. Hostetter is proud to note that many of his clients are small business owners, immigrants, and people with disabilities asserting their civil rights. Mr. Hostetter is able to keep fees reasonable as an independent practitioner. However, we also have a network of top attorneys with whom we may associate if a case is unusually complex or goes all the way to trial, as in our recent discrimination case against the U.S. Department...
Joseph Ainley Esq.
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(800) 460-8528 28 North First Street
Suite 520-540
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment
Univ of Georgia School of Law
At Ainley Law, we are specialists in the field of employment law and we use our skill, experience, judgment, and record of success to obtain the best possible result for you in any employment related matter. We are employee advocates and we are passionate about what we do. Our goal in every case is to ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated for the wrong done to you by your current or former employer.
Robert Edward Camors Jr
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(408) 573-5744 1501 The Alameda
Suite 210
San Jose, CA 95126
Employment and Construction
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Wen-Ching Lin
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Sunnyvale, CA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(408) 459-9828 1030 E. El Camino Real
Suite 288
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Employment, Business and Trademarks
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Kevin Panahi
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Attorney
(888) 538-8187 300 S 1st St #229
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Michael Hsueh
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(408) 418-4672 111 North Market Street, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment
Cornell University
Ruth Silver Taube
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Sunnyvale, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(408) 737-2313 1339 Pauline Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Free ConsultationEmployment
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Bruno Tarabichi
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(408) 298-8200 111 N. Market St., Suite 730
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment, Business and IP
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Bruno Tarabichi's practice focuses on intellectual property counseling, prosecution, and litigation.
Roger Lee McLean
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(408) 553-9810 1101 South Winchester Blvd, Suite K230
San Jose, CA 95128
Employment and Workers' Comp
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Matthew Jon Miller
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Sunnyvale, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 746-5470 1111 W. El Camino Real
Suite 109-371
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
University of California - Los Angeles
It can be a very trying and stressful time when you find yourself in need of an attorney. Not only are you concerned about your particular legal issue, but like most people, you are concerned about the relationship you will have with your attorney and the fees that will be charged. Let's face it, lawyers, like politicians, have a bad reputation. People worry their attorney will not take their case seriously, or will try to squeeze every dime they can out of the case. I understand these feelings and concerns. Unfortunately, they are far too often justified. Before I became a...
Sean Olender
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(408) 797-0000 4030 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 234
San Jose, CA 95117
Employment and Immigration
University of San Diego School of Law
Tim Reed
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Campbell, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(408) 879-2628 1999 S. Bascom Ave, Suite 700
Campbell, CA 95008
Employment
Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(831) 600-8405 340 Soquel Ave Ste 205
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Employment, Business, Health Care and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(831) 621-6078 PO Box 8507
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Employment
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Capitola, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(831) 476-2500 1137 Callas Ln Apt 4
Capitola, CA 95010
Employment
Yale Law School
Capitola, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(816) 788-7013 604 Escalona Dr
Capitola, CA 95010
Employment
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(408) 998-4150 345 Encinal St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment, Appeals, Business and Workers' Comp
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(831) 427-7970 101 Cooper St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment
UCLA 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.