Hayward, 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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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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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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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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Samuel Barry Rudolph
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Hayward, CA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(510) 886-4876 22762 Main St
Hayward, CA 94541
Employment
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
We represent employees with all claims, including wrongful termination, whistleblower-retaliation, wage & hour, discrimination and harassment. Serving the San Francisco Bay Area, including Silicon Valley. Please visit our website at www.samuelrudolphlaw.com
Hayward, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(510) 888-1345 1290 B St Ste 109
Hayward, CA 94541
Employment
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Hayward, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(510) 581-1857 799 Fletcher Lane
Suite 202
Hayward, CA 94544
Employment, Business, Patents and Real Estate
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Hayward, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(510) 885-2311 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542
Employment
Univ of Michigan Law Sch
Hayward, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(650) 403-0150 24301 Southland Dr
Ste 607
Hayward, CA 94545
Employment, Insurance Defense and Real Estate
U of San Francisco School of Law
Hayward, CA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(650) 403-0150 24301 Southland Dr
Ste 607
Hayward, CA 94545
Employment
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
Hayward, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(510) 888-1345 1290 B St Ste 109
Hayward, CA 94541
Employment
Northwestern Univ School of Law
Castro Valley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
2835 Aegean Pl
Castro Valley, CA 94546-3242
Employment
Guy Ellery Louie
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Hayward, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(925) 234-1440 225 West Winton Avenue- Suite 200
Hayward, CA 94533
Employment, Animal, Business and IP
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Steven Edward Springer
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Fremont, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(888) 490-9852 39275 State Street
Fremont, CA 94538
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.
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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Kristen Noelle Hayes-Kuse
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Pleasanton, CA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(925) 399-1529 4900 Hopyard Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, IP and Trademarks
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Kristen is the founder of Integrated General Counsel, a full-service business and employment law firm located in Pleasanton. IGC is designed to help entrepreneurs and business owners start, grow, and manage their companies. Kristen enjoys this work because she knows firsthand what it takes to dream up, build, and run one's own enterprise.

Kristen received her undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of San Francisco and her Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University. Her professional experience includes a decade working for large firms like Morrison Foerster and Pillsbury Winthrop and as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 international architecture &...
Thomas C. Walker
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Pleasanton, CA Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(925) 264-1212 4900 Hopyard Road
Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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.
Stephen M. Fuerch
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Pleasanton, CA Employment Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(925) 463-1073 7901 Stoneridge Dr
#401
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Medical Malpractice
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Randall Aiman-Smith
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(800) 798-8498 7677 Oakport St
#1150
Oakland, CA 94621
Employment
Jonathan Donald Matthews
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San Leandro, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(415) 283-6320 13885 Doolittle Drive, #105
San Leandro, CA 94577
Employment, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
Stanford Univ Law School
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...
Gretchen Birkheimer
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Redwood City, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(650) 843-1900 2055 Woodside Road, Suite 110
Redwood City, CA 94061
Free ConsultationEmployment and Appeals
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
I represent employees in wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation cases, in addition to bringing related claims such as defamation, assault, battery, invasion of privacy, and failure to accommodate disabilities. I represent employees, and advise employers, regarding collection of unpaid wages, overtime, minimum wages, missed meal periods and rest breaks, and other wage claims. I represent employees in unemployment insurance appeals.

Please note that I do not take matters involving union grievances, union disciplinary actions or Skelly hearings.
Devin Coyle
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 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.
Laura M Mazza
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(650) 378-1472 Bain Mazza & Debski LLP
951 Mariner's Island Blvd. Ste. 300
San Mateo, CA 94404
Free ConsultationSan Mateo, CA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
Employment and Personal Injury
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Laura received her undergraduate degree in 2003 from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, graduating Summa Cum Laude and with distinction in her major (English). After graduation, Laura went on to work as a paralegal at Latham & Watkins, LLP, in their Silicon Valley offices and later attended U.C. Hastings College of the Law, graduating with her J.D. in 2008. While at Hastings, Laura was the Executive Articles Editor of the Hastings Women's Law Journal and recipient of the Roger J. Traynor Student Writing Competition Award for her Note "On the Steps of the Mosque: the Legal Rights of Non-Marital Children...
Kathryn Bain
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(650) 378-1472 951 Mariners Island Blvd.
Ste. 300
San Mateo, CA 94404
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
University of California Hastings College of the Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
I exclusively handle employment law and personal injury cases. With regard to employment law, I represent only employees in a wide range of employment law matters, including employment discrimination, disability discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, FMLA issues, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations. I also offer a flat rate pricing option for severance package and employment contract reviews. In my personal injury practice, I represent people who have been seriously injured in automobile, slip and fall, or other types of accidents. Navigating the legal system can be overwhelming without an experienced advocate on your side. My clients are...
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

I am an Attorney at Siegel Lewitter Malkani. I am dedicated to assisting clients with Employment Law matters including Wrongful Termination, Employment Discrimination, Class Actions, Workplace Harassment and Workplace... Read More »
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Leslie Leone
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Burlingame, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
1325 Howard Avenue, Suite 254
Burlingame, CA 94010
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Leslie Leone, principal attorney at Leone Law Firm, is the best California personal injury attorney and employment attorney to help you deal with unreasonable insurance companies and unfair employers so that you can obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.

Leslie Leone began her legal career as a staff attorney for the Teamsters Union and also worked for the Operating Engineer's Union. As a Union attorney she negotiated contracts and grievances for hundreds of Union members. She is also a San Francisco native who attended UC Berkeley and Golden Gate University Law School.

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Erik J Christensen
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Walnut Creek, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(925) 932-2468 1255 Treat Blvd
#600
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals and Business
University of California Hastings College of the Law and University of California - Irvine
Erik is rated one of California's rising stars in the field of Labor and Employment Law by the American Institute of Legal Advocates.

Erik is a graduate of UC Hastings, College of the Law, where he worked at the California Supreme Court and at the First District Court of Appeal, two of the most prestigious opportunities provided to law students in California. Erik also served as a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Victim Impact Program (sometimes referred to as the “Special Victims Unit.”) His experience includes years of service with the 101st Airborne’s Judge Advocate General (JAG)...
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...
Vincent Tong
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 9 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.
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...
Amanda Brooke Whitten
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(415) 830-8941 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Free ConsultationEmployment
University of California - Davis
Amanda Whitten specializes in suing large corporations for sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. She is a native of the Central Valley, has a passion for Bulldog football at Fresno State, running marathons, and social justice. Ms. Whitten's law practice extends from Bakersfield to Sacramento to Oakland. She has cases filed in federal and state courts all over the Central Valley. She has significant experience with jury trials in courts throughout the state. She knows how to get your case ready for a jury trial. Just within the last few years, Ms. Whitten has recovered millions of...
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
Employment 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...
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);...
Janelle J. Smith
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Berkeley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 8 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.
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...
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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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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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
Employment 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...
Glicel E. Sumagaysay
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Emeryville, CA Employment Law Attorney with 10 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.
Len Watkins
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Emeryville, CA Employment Law Attorney with 32 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...
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
Simon Anthony Mazzola
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South San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(650) 403-4802 611 Gateway Blvd
#120
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Employment, Business and Construction
University of San Francisco School of Law
Simon Mazzola is a shareholder in the Mazzola Law Office – Professional Corporation. He counsels and represents small and medium sized businesses and high net worth individuals in the Bay Area and Northern California. His litigation style is aggressive, results oriented, and cost effective.
Jessica Riggin
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
1939 Harrison Street, Ste 290
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
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.
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
Jonathan Siegel, the founding partner of Siegel LeWitter Malkani has spent over thirty years representing employees. His experience runs the full range of cases from individual jury trials to class actions to arbitration and administrative hearings. Jonathan has enjoyed outstanding success in all forums, while building an enviable reputation as a formidable advocate, but one whose word can be trusted.

Jonathan has successfully tried individual cases to juries, judges and arbitrators. He has received substantial six and seven figure jury awards in discrimination cases related to age (Tetzchner v. Unitank - Contra Costa), pregnancy (Byer v. Haider - San Francisco) and...
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
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...
Eric Francis Pierson
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 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...
Diego Aviles
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Fighting for the rights of employees in California. Free consultation. Call now!

I'm an experienced California employment lawyer. My practice includes representing employees who have been victims of wage and hour violations, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. 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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Hayward Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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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.