Hidden Hills, California Employment Lawyers

Geoffrey C. Lyon
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California Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience

University of Minnesota Law SchoolFlorida, California, 9th Circuit, U.S. District Court Central District of California, U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court Eastern District of California and U.S. District Court...
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Ricardo Rozen
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California Employment Law Lawyer

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesCalifornia, United States District Court for the Central District of California, United States District Court for the Northern District of California and United States District Court for the Southern District of...
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Marta M. Fernandez
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Labor & Employment Law

Marta Fernandez advises employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She represents employers in the health care sector, hospitality, transportation, retail, banking and other service industries.
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Louise Ann Fernandez
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Labor & Employment Law

Louise Ann Fernandez advises employers in all aspects of labor and employment relations, and represents them in litigation. Her practice includes advocacy for high level executives and celebrities.
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Calabasas, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(323) 391-3984 24025 Park Sorrento, Suite 400
Calabasas, CA 91302
Employment
Univ of West Los Angeles
Jonathan Roven
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(888) 366-5854 3580 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1260
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Employment and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
With a dedicated focus on personal injury and employment law, Jonathan litigates high profile cases since his becoming a partner at Kahn Roven, LLP.
David Gary Jones
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(818) 657-5600 21300 Victory Blvd., Suite 810
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationEmployment
Whittier Coll School of Law
Partner David G. Jones has substantial experience in providing advice on labor and employment issues to both employers and employees. Mr. Jones is also well versed in employment litigation, having handled cases, among many others, concerning discrimination, sexual harassment, benefits issues, and retaliation. In the past, Mr. Jones has represented entities such as City and County of Los Angeles and Wal-Mart in employment related matters. Mr. Jones has drafted, reviewed and negotiated hundreds of employment and severance agreements for employers and employees at all levels, from large companies to small, and executives to rank and file employees. ...
David B. Levin
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(877) 206-4741 21550 Oxnard Street
Suite 780
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationEmployment and Consumer
The University of Toledo College of Law
We represent the rights of consumers in all forms of consumer rights litigation, including lemon law, breach of warranty, debt collection violations, credit reporting issues, unauthorized robocalls and telemarketing calls, consumer fraud and related issues. We also handle employment litigation, including wage and hour cases, overtime pay issues, wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment. Many of the firm's cases are brought as class actions and we handle personal injury cases as well.
Benjamin Hill
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(888) 612-8827 21550 Oxnard Street
Suite 300
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Employment
Southwestern Law School
The need for quality legal advice is particularly important in the context of employment law disputes where a successful plaintiff is entitled to recover his/her reasonable attorney’s fees. At the moment you become aware of an actual or potential employment law dispute, it is crucial that you receive advice as to whether or nor the claim is valid. If the claim is valid, then it makes business sense to pay it quickly rather than prolong the dispute and expose your company to the risk of paying significant attorney’s fees to the plaintiff. If the claim is dubious, then you need...
Gregory L Wilkinson Esq.
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Agoura Hills, CA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(818) 268-0718 4120 Yankee Drive
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, IP and Trademarks
Oxford Institute of Legal Practice; England and University of West Los Angeles
I represent a wide array of clients from individuals to startup enterprises to established companies in industries spanning motion picture, television, and seasoned music groups to internet based businesses and commercial real estate ventures ensuring to address both business and legal needs for each client in a cost effective manner. From litigation to negotiating complex business agreements I always bring a goal focused approach to any problem and ensure the solution makes sense from a client/business perspective.
David Payab
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(800) 401-4466 5850 Canoga Ave, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 91367
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
At the Law Offices of Payab & Associates, our goal is to provide expert, timely, cost-effective and results-oriented legal advice and representation to our clients. We are committed to responding quickly to your legal needs and resolving your cases favorably. We take pride in offering our clients high quality service and personalized attention. We specialize in employment law, employment discrimination, wrongful terminations, whistleblower, sexual harassments, age discriminations, pregnancy discriminations, race discrimination, sex discrimination, gender discrimination, retaliatory discharge, retaliatory discrimination, injury discrimination, nationality discrimination, employment claims, retaliation, wage and hour, wage & hour, constructive dismissal, constructive termination, constructive discharge, disability...
Jonas M. Grant
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(818) 786-4876 20700 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 328
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Employment, Business, IP and Real Estate
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Rachel Nelson
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(818) 227-5090 6320 Canoga Ave.
Suite 1500
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
University of San Diego School of Law
Rachel Nelson is a Los Angeles attorney with experience in litigation, arbitration, and mediation of employment, contract, and business disputes. Ms. Nelson has established herself as a determined and reliable business and employment lawyer. Ms. Nelson represents clients in various employment law disputes, including wage and hour, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination lawsuits. Ms. Nelson helps clients evaluate compliance with state and federal labor laws, minimize exposure, and navigate the legal process in a cost-effective manner. Ms. Nelson also represents clients in business matters, including formation of start-up companies, preparation of contracts, and negotiation of business...
Jerry Lowell Webb
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(818) 993-0333 21900 Burbank Blvd
Third Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
University of La Verne College of Law
WE REPRESENT THE AMERICAN WORKER. We know you worked hard. You played by the rules. You helped your employer prosper. Sometimes you have given the best years of your life to earn a living and for your family's future. We do what we do for one simple reason - to protect your career, your home,your savings, your retirement and you and your familys entire livelihood. We have recovered Millions of dollars for deserving clients. Tell us about your case. We are here to help!
Taylor N. Burras
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Law

Taylor Burras represents employers in matters relating to discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination, reduction in workforce, hiring, leaves of absence, and wage and hour issues.
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C. Valerie Ibe
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Canoga Park, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(818) 900-5298 7220 Owensmouth Avenue,
Suite 220
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Employment, Bankruptcy, Family and Immigration
Rivers State University
The Law Offices of C. Valerie Ibe, has licenses to practice in the States of California, Maryland and New York and is equipped to help residents of these states to face the complexities of civil litigation whether in the state courts or in federal courts. The lead attorney, in addition to legal qualifications has also an MBA in Business Administration and a CPA
Shane Sagheb
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(818) 489-1511 5950 Canoga Ave.
Suite 130
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Employment and Civil Rights
Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Thomas Noel Cano
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(818) 225-0400 23161 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91364
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Workers' Comp
UCLA School of Law
Irena Shut
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Woodland Hills , CA Employment Law Lawyer
(800) 432-2355 20350 Ventura Blvd. Suite 230
Woodland Hills , CA 91364
Employment, Business, Landlord Tenant and Nursing Home
David Peter Cwiklo
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Attorney
(818) 719-8000 21550 Oxnard Street
Suite 1010
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Employment
Suzanne Natbony
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Encino, CA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(310) 478-6251 16000 Ventura Blvd #1000
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Health Care and IP
Southwestern University School of Law
Suzanne Natbony is a third generation lawyer, with a focus on transactional, regulatory/compliance and dispute resolution. She is licensed to practice in California, with her own law practice, Solve & Win, PC, in West Los Angeles, in addition to her role as Senior Counsel to the international law firm, Aliant LLP, Of Counsel to Merino Yebri LLP, in Century City, serving as General Counsel for Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center and the Legal Advisor of Rotolab. Ms. Natbony has a well-versed and diverse background practicing law across multiple business sectors, including, healthcare, entertainment and real estate. She has advised...
Bruce David Abel
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Westlake Village, CA Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(310) 498-9374 200 No. Westlake Blvd., Suite 204
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Southwestern Law School
Yi-Hsuan Rachel Lin
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Encino, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(818) 741-2101 16000 Ventura Blvd
#850
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Consumer and Workers' Comp
Southwestern Law School and Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Yi-Hsuan Rachel Lin practices exclusively in the area of employment law since May 2015. She has worked on a variety of single-plaintiff employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases against private and public employers in state and federal courts. She also represents whistleblowers under the California Labor Code, federal False Claims Act, and other equivalent state acts. Her work includes all aspects of case management including drafting pleadings and motion papers, arguing motions in state and federal courts, handling written discovery, taking and defending lay and expert depositions, negotiating in mediations, and preparing for trial/arbitration. She also drafted...
Theodore Jason Schneider
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Westlake Village, CA Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(805) 764-6370 2945 Townsgate Road
Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA 93060
Employment, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Ted J. Schneider is a partner at the Oxnard-based law firm of Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. where he practices in the areas of business and corporate transactions, employment, municipal and public law and homeowners associations. Ted advises and represents small local businesses to publicly traded multinational companies, entrepreneurs and homeowners associations in various corporate transactions, including incorporation, mergers and acquisitions (stock and asset sales), corporate governance and employment law matters. Ted consults with his clients to draft, review, and negotiate contracts related to buy-sell agreements, lease agreements, service contracts, releases and waivers, property agreements, shareholder agreements, operating...
Alan Edward Kassan
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(818) 886-2525 19839 Nordhoff St
Los Angeles, CA 91324
Employment and Insurance Claims
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Our practice focuses on helping people get their health related insurance claims paid. This includes benefits for Long term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Health insurance and Long Term Care insurance. We handle claims under ERISA and state law claims for Bad Faith. We have helped hundreds of people enforce their right o insurance benefits. Call for a free consultation. We handle matters throughout California - from San Diego to San Jose, San Francisco and Sacramento, and everywhere in between.
Patricia DeSantis Belton
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

Patricia DeSantis Belton represents management in labor and employment matters, including wage and hour violations, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and relations between management and unions
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Lauren J. Katunich
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Brigham Young UniversityCalifornia
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Randall Vern Sutter
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Westlake Village, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(805) 650-7100 4333 Park Terrace Drive, Suite 120
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Ventura COL
As a founding Partner, Randall Sutter is involved in the daily operations of the law firm with emphasis in the following practice areas: Bankruptcy and Consumer Advocacy: Mr. Sutter helps individuals and small businesses develop asset protection strategies and counsels various options for eliminating or restructuring debt and liabilities. Not only is Mr. Sutter knowledgeable in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, but he has also successfully confirmed plans for complicated Chapter 11 reorganization cases. General Business Counsel: As a business owner and entrepreneur for 25 years, Mr. Sutter brings a unique perspective to helping small...
Nicole Kamm
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Encino, CA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(818) 907-3235 16633 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 1100-9
Encino, CA 91436
Employment
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
William Anthony Daniels
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Encino, CA Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(800) 573-0490 16133 Ventura Boulevard
Penthouse A
Encino, CA 91436
Employment and Insurance Claims
Loyola Law School
Bill Daniels has successfully litigated numerous high-profile cases, including: In 2003 obtained a $20.5 million punitive damage verdict against Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in a high profile sexual battery case. In 2007 served as co-trial counsel in Zevada Enterprises v. Sasson, which resulted in a $3.5 million verdict in a commercial lease contest. Insurance matters - obtained multiple seven and eight figure recoveries for a variety of clients including Northridge Earthquake victims, physicians and small businesses, including a $1.2 million punitive damage verdict in Decena v. Pacific Specialty Insurance Company. Class actions - has served as a member of the litigation team in...
Anthony E. Vieira
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Marina del Rey, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(877) 805-2901 13700 Marina Pointe Dr
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Employment, Asbestos, Business and Criminal
DePaul College of Law
Sue M. Bendavid
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Encino, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(818) 907-3220 16633 Ventura Boulevard #1109
Encino, CA 91436
Employment
Loyola Law School
Chair of the Employment Practice Group at Lewitt Hackman in Los Angeles, Ms. Bendavid exclusively represents employers in litigation, counseling, transactions and hearings.
Alec Brian Wisner
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Tarzana, CA Employment Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(818) 776-1813 18375 Ventura Blvd, Suite 275
Tarzana, CA 91356
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy, Business and IP
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Since forming Wisner Dispute Resolution Services in 2003, Alec Wisner has been using his unique and diverse background to assist hundreds of clients successfully resolve their disputes. Thoroughly trained in all aspects of mediation, especially in the areas of divorce and family mediation as well as commercial mediation, Alec provides both an understanding of the underlying issues and an ability to facilitate positive communication. Alec brings a rich and diverse background to his mediation practice. While attending U.C.L.A., he won numerous national debate awards, graduating in 1971. Alec matriculated at the University of Southern California Law Center,...
Michael H. Wellen
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Encino, CA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(818) 461-8500 15910 Ventura Blvd
#1508
Encino, CA 91436
Employment, Insurance Defense, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Southwestern University School of Law
Steven G. Pearl
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Encino, CA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(818) 995-8300 16133 Ventura Blvd
Suite 625
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment and Consumer
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Steven G. Pearl is principal of The Pearl Law Firm. He focuses on wage and hour litigation, class actions, unfair competition, and consumer protection litigation. Mr. Pearl earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from the University of California at Berkeley and was a Deanâs Scholar at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. He served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Fern M. Smith, Judge of United States District Court, Northern District of California, and was an associate at a prominent national law firm before opening his own law firm in 1994....
Shannon H.P. Ward
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Encino, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(818) 794-9250 16000 Ventura Blvd
#850
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
Pepperdine University School of Law
David Van Etten
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Westlake Village, CA Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(805) 719-4900 2801 Townsgate Road #210
Westlake Village, CA 91361-3022
Employment, Business, Construction and IP
Georgetown University Law Center
Mr. Van Etten has more than 20 years of experience representing and counseling employers in an array of industries, including financial services, automotive manufacturing, oil and gas, healthcare, and food and drug industries. He serves as counsel for employers in labor and employment investigations and in litigation and arbitration matters before state and federal courts and agencies. His practice areas include wage and hour class actions and single-plaintiff claims involving alleged wrongful termination, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, discrimination charges coming before the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), unfair labor practice claims coming before the National Labor Relations Board,...
R. Scott Brink
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Scott Brink represents employers in labor and employment law including California wage and hour law, collective bargaining, wrongful discharge litigation, and individual and class action employment discrimination.
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Alex Polishuk
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

Alex Polishuk is a litigator who represents employers in wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination, failure to accommodate, retaliation, protected leave of absences, and wage and hour matters.
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Martin I. Aarons
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Encino, CA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(818) 794-9250 16000 Ventura Blvd
#850
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
University of San Diego and Arizona State University
Robert Michael Berger
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Encino, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(818) 385-1770 16830 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 500
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Armond Marcarian
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Westlake Village, CA Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(800) 924-3784 31255 Cedar Valley Drive, Suite 301
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Employment, Business, Consumer and Medical Malpractice
Univ of LaVerne COL
As a trial attorney, Armond Marcarian has tried several cases in the last few years to verdict, including his victory before a Kern County jury in November 2007 where he obtained a judgment for $1,000,000 for his client.* In September 2009, Armond successfully defended his client at trial in a lawsuit where the plaintiff was seeking over $9,000,000 in damages. Armond has also arbitrated complex business disputes and medical malpractice cases; including an arbitration against Kaiser Permanente which resulted in a favorable decision in January 2008. While there are many great courtroom attorneys, Armond...
Tyler F. Clark
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Encino, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(818) 741-2101 16000 Ventura Blvd
#850
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment, Consumer and Workers' Comp
Southwestern Law School
Constance Nelson Zarkowski
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Westlake Village, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(805) 379-0035 4333 Park Terrace Dr.
Suite 120
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Free ConsultationEmployment and Arbitration & Mediation
Ventura College of Law
Constance Zarkowski received her Juris Doctor from Ventura College of Law and was admitted to practice law July 5, 2000. With a strong background in the health insurance profession, law became a second career. Her practice encompasses employment and labor law, representing employees in wrongful termination and discrimination actions under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, with a special focus on sexual harassment cases. She also represents plaintiffs with health insurance issues, working diligently to resolve them with the carrier, but not hesitating to litigate when the facts justify a civil action.
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Laura Lynn Horton
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Northridge, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(818) 407-0700 9045 Corbin Avenue
Suite 260
Northridge, CA 91324
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Polina Friedland Bernstein
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Encino, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(213) 615-1801 16000 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1000
Encino, CA 91436
Employment
Richard D. Oppenheim Jr.
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Encino, CA Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(818) 461-8500 15910 Ventura Blvd
#1508
Encino, CA 91436
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and IP
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Gary Paul Andre
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Encino, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(818) 501-4343 15910 Ventura Boulevard
18th Floor
Encino, CA 91436
Employment and Workers' Comp
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Gary Paul André is a Senior Associate with Pearlman, Borska & Wax. He specializes in all aspects of workers' compensation law. He has been defending employers, insurance carriers and third party administrators throughout the State of California since 1987. In addition to defending the NHL, NFL, NBA, WNBA, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and the Harlem Globetrotters, Mr. André has played and coached youth ice hockey teams for six decades. This unique experience provides insight in defending professional sports claims that include complex multi-party and multi-jurisdictional issues. Mr. André has also successfully represented employers in a wide...
Timothy Bruce Sottile
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Westlake Village, CA Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(818) 889-0050 4333 Park Terrace Drive #160
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Employment
Loyola Law School
Beth A. Schroeder
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California Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience

UCLA School of Law and University of WisconsinCalifornia
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Shannon H.P. Ward
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Pepperdine University School of LawCalifornia
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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.