Hillsborough, California Employment Lawyers

Kathryn Bain
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Experienced employment attorney - call for a free phone consultation!

I’ve spent my career fighting for workers who are victims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage & hour violations, and wrongful termination. Call me today for a free consultation to see if I can help! Read More »
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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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Laura Herron Weber
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

UC Hastings COLCalifornia
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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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Michael L. Gallo
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Experienced Employment Law Attorney! Dedicated to Aggressive Representation!

I have provided determined and skilled legal advocacy to those with employment law matters for over 15 years. I provide exceptional legal advice and representation! Visit my website for results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Leslie Leone
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Burlingame, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 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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Rolando William Pasquali
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Burlingame, CA Employment Law Attorney
(650) 579-0100 1220 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Employment, Business and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Jerald Patrick Grainger
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Burlingame, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(650) 692-7350 1512 Black Mountain Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
Employment and Workers' Comp
University of San Francisco School of Law and College of San Mateo
Burlingame, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(650) 614-7316 16 Tiptoe Ln
Burlingame, CA 94010
Employment, Bankruptcy, Energy and IP
Hastings College of the Law
Burlingame, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(650) 343-5357 500 Airport Blvd Ste 150
Burlingame, CA 94010
Employment
William Howard Taft Univ
Burlingame, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(650) 342-9600 216 Park Rd
Burlingame, CA 94010
Employment
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Hillsborough, CA Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(415) 362-7071 120 Fallen Leaf Dr
Hillsborough, CA 94010
Employment
USC Law School
Burlingame, CA Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(650) 697-6000 840 Malcolm Rd
Burlingame, CA 94010
Employment, Antitrust, Business and IP
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Burlingame, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(650) 692-4001 1633 Bayshore Hwy # 250
Burlingame, CA 94010
Employment, Business, Family and Real Estate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Hillsborough,, CA Employment Law Attorney with 6 years experience
1020 Parrott Dr
Hillsborough,, CA 94010
Employment
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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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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Burlingame, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
111 Anza Blvd Ste 308
Burlingame, CA 94010
Employment and Workers' Comp
Burlingame, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(650) 552-5440 1705 Murchison Dr
Burlingame, CA 94010
Employment
Stanford Univ Law School
Ronald C. Chauvel
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(650) 573-9500 66 Bovet Road
Suite 280
San Mateo, CA 94402
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Workers' Comp
UC Hastings COL
After practicing for a successful San Francisco financial district law firm for ten years, Ronald started his own practice in 1988. His primary practice areas include business representation, business formations, conversions, acquisitions, sales and mergers, real estate and transportation law, and estate planning. He specializes in representing small to medium sized entities in various industries, including real estate, transportation and logistics, and start-up technology and commercial enterprises. Estate planning services are provided for business owners and their families.
Simon Anthony Mazzola
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San Bruno, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(650) 403-4802 1001 Bayhill Dr
#200
San Bruno, CA 94066
Employment, Business and Construction
University of San Francisco School of Law
April Spitzer Glatt
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(650) 573-9500 66 Bovet Road
Suite 280
San Mateo, CA 94402
Employment, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
April practices civil litigation specializing in employment law, estate planning and probate litigation,transportation law and real estate transactions. She is a strategic thinker and advocate who is focused on providing exceptional customer service while solving and preventing legal problems. April is a former Assistant State's Attorney in Illinois and worked as a Staff Attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit in Illinois. She also worked for the San Diego District Attorney's Office.
Stanley R. Apps
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Attorney
(310) 709-3966 1950 Elkhorn Ct., Unit 147
San Mateo, CA 94403
Employment, Civil Rights and Education
New York University School of Law
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 10 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 10 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 handle 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...
Katherine Debski
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(650) 378-1472 Bain Mazza & Debski LLP
951 Mariner's Island Blvd., Ste. 300
San Mateo, CA 94404
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
University of Michigan Law School
***Please note than any testimonials or endorsements found on this page do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your specific matter.*** Katie has over a decade of experience practicing general civil and employment litigation, representing individuals and small businesses in litigation, arbitration and administrative proceedings before state and local agencies. Katie has successfully handled cases in state and federal courts involving a comprehensive array of claims, including wage and hour, breach of contract; workplace harassment; discrimination based on age, disability, sex, race, national origin, religious creed, and other protected categories; retaliation; violations of the...
Ms. Gemma de Lemos Mondala
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Daly City, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(650) 877-2375 6748 Mission Street, #237
Daly City, CA 94014
Employment, Business, Entertainment & Sports and Insurance Defense
Syracuse University College of Law
Gemma L. Mondala's practice is broad but focuses primarily on business litigation, employment law and complex litigation matters. Gemma's experience includes the defense of insureds against claims related to automobile accidents, premises liability, products liability, slip/trip and falls, dog bites, toxic torts and construction defects. She has also represented business clients in enforcing and defending against breach of contract and business tort claims (i.e. intentional interference with contract and business advantage, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, fraud and misrepresentation) as well as claims involving breaches of fiduciary duties. Gemma also advises Cities, Counties and...
Charles M. Louderback
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience

Charles M. Louderback is the founder of Louderback Law Group specializing in all areas of employment litigation and commercial litigation. As a trial lawyer with 30 years of experience, Mr. Louderback has successfully... Read More »
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Elina Tilman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

Elina Tilman Taylor Burras represents employers in matters relating to discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination, hiring, wage and hour, and other issues. Read More »
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Shivani Sutaria
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Attorney
(408) 406-8208 7 W. 41st Ave - #424
San Mateo, CA 94403
Employment and Business
University of San Francisco School of Law
Alexander Koret Abraham
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Foster City, CA Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(650) 400-7812 1056 Windjammer Circle
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Foster City, CA 94404-3057
Employment, Appeals and Arbitration & Mediation
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Devin Coyle
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 9 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.
Steven Aaron Kronenberg
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(888) 504-0157 711 Van Ness Ave Ste 220
San Francisco, CA 94102
Employment, Consumer, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Temple Univ School of Law
Mr. Kronenberg's practice focuses on: - Catastrophic Injury: including representing people who consumed food allergens or pathogens, as well as workers who used defectively designed or manufactured food processing equipment, victims of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord trauma, nerve damage, and severe orthopedic injuries arising from construction accidents, industrial accidents, dangerous premises, auto accidents, wrongful death, governmental or public entity liability, and professional negligence. Mr. Kronenberg has more than a decade of experience litigating personal injury and product liability cases from their inception through trial and appeal. - Consumer Protection: litigating class action claims arising from...
Mr. Clifford Abraham Blackman CEO
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(800) 444-5602 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment, Elder, Municipal and Personal Injury
San Francisco Law Sch
Trial attorney since 1976, Mr. Blackman is a recognized expert in catastrophic personal injury cases, including paraplegia and quadriplegia cases, complex spinal surgery cases, traumatic brain injury cases, and other cases of permanent disability. His education includes a B.A. and an M.A. in drama and production, as well as his J.D. in law. He is the founder of the Bay Area Lawyers Network (BALN), a State Bar Certified provider of continuing education for attorneys (MCLE), and is a frequent lecturer on personal injury law and courtroom presentation. Mr. Blackman has an AV rating (the highest) for an attorney from...
Peter Scott Rukin
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(415) 421-1800 201 Mission Street #1250
San Francisco, CA 94105
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...
Vincent Tong
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 8 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.
Stephen Anthony Sommers
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(415) 434-4500 870 Market Street, Suite 1154
San Francisco, CA 94102
Free ConsultationEmployment
Northeastern Univ School of Law
Stephen Sommers is passionate about representing employees unfairly treated by their employers. He represents employees with the understanding that an individual's dignity can be largely derived from the work they perform. When an employer unfairly treats employees, then the employees their financial condition and their dignity can take also be compromised. Mr. Sommers fights for justice for employees as a way to build stronger individuals and stronger communities.
Amanda Brooke Whitten
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 11 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...
Bruce James Highman
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(415) 982-5563 582 Market St, Suite 1212
San Francisco, CA 94104
Employment
Stanford Univ Law School
I specialize in representing employees in all types of employment cases. I have been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer each year from 2004 through the present. Only about five percent of the lawyers in Northern California earn the Super Lawyers honor. I have been lead counsel on a number of cases that have resulted in published precedent decisions, have participated in numerous trials, and have appeared as a guest lecturer on employment law issues. I am also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, the California Employment Lawyers Association, the Labor and Employment...
Ann Surapruik
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California Employment Law Lawyer

UCLA School of LawCalifornia
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An Nguyen Ruda
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

An Nguyen Ruda represents management and employers in a full range of labor and employment matters including litigation, advice and counseling, and administrative matters. Read More »
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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...
Alan Adelman
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(415) 956-1376 240 Stockton Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Free ConsultationEmployment
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
For over twenty years I have focused my entire legal practice on exclusively representing employees in a wide variety of employment matters, including wrongful terminations, unpaid wages, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, defamation and severance negotiations. I handle all lawsuits on a contingency fee basis, meaning that I do not charge a fee in a litigation if I do not secure a recovery on behalf of my client. I have advocated on behalf of several hundred employees in State and Federal Court and have completed nearly twenty trials.
Eric Whitehead
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(415) 392-4660 12 Funston Ave., Suite B
San Francisco, CA 94129
Employment, Consumer and Insurance Claims
University of California - Hastings College of the Law and Dickinson College
Eric Whitehead joined Ray Bourhis Associates as an associate attorney in 2015. He represents long-term disability claimants in every aspect of the insurance claims process and state and federal litigation. Mr. Whitehead has expertise in California state insurance regulations, as well as contract and bad faith causes of action. He advises and represents claimants from across the country in disputes over ERISA policy coverage, the recovery of long-term disability benefits, and the interrelationship between unfair claims handling practices and intentional torts. Mr. Whitehead is passionate about the rights of disability claimants and has a deep appreciation...
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.
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...
Arkady Itkin
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(415) 295-4730 100 Pine Street
Sutie 1250
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of the Pacific
Since 2007 our office has been dedicated to representing San Francisco and Sacramento area employees and victims of serious injuries in a wide range of employment, wrongful termination and injury cases. Individual approach to each client and each injury or employment case is what distinguishes us from other attorneys, as we recognize that each case is as different as each person who has been either injured or aggrieved by their employer.
Kellen Crowe
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(800) 295-3905 1300 Clay Street
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Since his admission to the State Bar of California, Kellen has represented primarily individuals, never representing large corporations or government agencies. He has knowledge and experience in protecting the rights of his fellow citizens against organizations and governments, especially in the employment context. He has worked with dozens of clients in state and federal court, arbitration, and mediation. Before attending law school, Kellen worked for many years in the healthcare industry. Working closely with patients gave him an appreciation for the diffculties faced by people with disabilities. In his legal experience, he has represented dozens of disabled clients...
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
Len Watkins
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 788-0040 1300 Clay Street
Room 600
Oakland, CA 94612
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...
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.
Pamela Kong
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Harry G. Lewis
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience

William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of LawCalifornia
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Hillsborough Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Insituto Laboral de la Raza
(415) 431-7522
San Francisco, CA


La Raza Centro Legal
(415) 575-3500
San Francisco, CA

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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.