Humboldt County, California Employment Lawyers
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Employment, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Products Liability
California Western School of Law and Florida State University - Panama City campus
Ron has been practicing law since 1995 and has obtained multi-million dollar settlements and judgments for consumer clients across the State. In 2012, Ron received the distinguished CLAY award for "Attorney of the Year" by California Lawyer Magazine for his work on a landmark California Supreme Court case. In 2007, Ron was selected as one of the "Top 20 Under 40" Attorneys in California by California's largest legal newspaper, The Daily Journal. He was selected by Super Lawyer's magazine as a "Super...
With business disputes, we first try to keep a dispute from become a lawsuit. If we can find a way that protects our client and serves their best interest, then we always try that first. If, however, you are already in a lawsuit, then we immediately go to protect our client, keeping in mind what is best for you.
With starting a company, we look at what our client ultimately wants to accomplish....
Upon graduating with a Bachelors degree in Economics from Yeshiva University...
My success is measured in the real differences made to my clients quality of life. My objective is simple: to protect your interests. I take pride in knowing that 70% of new clients come from referrals from my clients.
Lawyers have a secret: 90% of cases settle. Many lawyers are afraid of going to trial because they do not have trial experience. When you're at war, I am ready, able, and competent to take...
Brian’s legal experience reflects the diversity of his clients, who have included Fortune 500 companies, local businesses, corporate officers and directors, shareholders, partners and joint venturers, investors, real estate developers, brokers, landlords, tenants, franchisors, employers, and employees. Brian has represented clients in complex litigation involving business, real estate, labor and employment, trade secrets, trademark and trade dress, contract, fraud, corporate governance, fiduciary duty, negligence, unfair competition, RICO, lending, investing, shareholder and...
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.
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