Huntington Beach, California Employment Lawyers

Roger Richard Carter
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California Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience

The Carter Law Firm is a premier labor and class action law firm representing employees throughout California. Having practiced for over 25 years, and having worked for both defendants and plaintiffs, Mr. Carter... Read More »
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Beth A. Schroeder
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Dedicated California Employment Law Attorney! Employer Counsel & Representation!

I am an experienced and skilled employment law attorney. I am committed to providing a wide range of legal services related to employment and business law. Visit my website to see case results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Lawrence J.H. Liu
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California Employment Law Lawyer

University of California, Irvine School of Law9th Circuit, California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California and U.S. District Court, Southern...
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Lauren J. Katunich
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Skilled & Dedicated Legal Advocacy for Employment & Business Law Matters!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable employment and business attorney. I am committed to aggressive representation and counsel for all of your complex legal needs! Visit my website for results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Paul Lee
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Huntington Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(714) 891-2200 7755 Center Ave.
Suite 1100
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Environmental and Personal Injury
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Paul Lee is engaged in the relentless pursuit of justice for victims of serious injuries. He has successfully handled hundreds of major personal injury matters, including those involving vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, products liability, toxic torts and premises liability, including severe spinal cord injuries, brain damage, fractures, amputations, third degree burns, severe lung damage, leukemia and other injuries. In the area of defective and dangerous products, Paul has successfully settled cases involving automobiles, heavy machinery and equipment, consumer products, chemicals and pharmaceutical products. Before founding Kaplan Lee LLP, Paul was a litigation partner at Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP, one of...
Edward John Rutyna
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Huntington Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(714) 465-9152 16162 Beach Blvd #300
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Chapman University Fowler School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
Jennifer Berneking
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Huntington Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(714) 843-9444 17011 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Employment, Administrative and Civil Rights
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Huntington Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(714) 228-6512 1191 Shorecrest Ln
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Employment
San Francisco Law Sch
Huntington Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(714) 843-9444 17011 Beach Boulevard
Suite 400
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-7455
Employment
Boston Univ School of Law
Huntington Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(714) 843-9444 17011 Beach Boulevard
Suite 400
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-7455
Employment
Huntington Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(714) 843-9444 17011 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Employment and Education
Loyola Law School
Huntington Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(714) 843-9444 17011 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Employment
USC Law School
Huntington Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(440) 234-6600 17075 Roundhill Dr
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Employment, Business, Divorce and Elder
Huntington Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(888) 455-7434 5500 Bolsa Ave
Ste 201
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Employment
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Diego Aviles
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California Employment Law Lawyer

Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - IrvineCalifornia
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Adriana Galindo
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Aggressive Advocacy! Skilled & Dedicated Employment Counsel & Representation!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable employment and business law attorney. I provide exceptional advocacy for employment related disputes. Visit my website to see case settlements and verdicts, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Huntington Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney
(502) 564-7830 28 Frankfort Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
Huntington Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 55 years experience
(714) 960-7646 2134 Main St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Employment and Workers' Comp
George Washington Univ LS
Huntington Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney
(502) 564-7830 28 Frankfort Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
Doug A. Ames
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Fountain Valley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(714) 593-2318 9550 Warner Ave., Suite 250
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
Western State University College of Law
Attorney Doug Ames has been practicing employment and business litigation for almost 20 years. He has helped his clients achieve courtroom victories for more than $10 million based on his integrity, experience and aggressive representation.
John A. Messina Jr.
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Newport beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(949) 383-4356 1400 Quail Street
Suite 200
Newport beach, CA 92660
Employment, Business, Native American and Real Estate
Southwestern University School of Law
John Messina maintains his reputation as one of Southern California’s top rated lawyers and has been lauded by his peers, earning Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating and its prestigious "Preeminent" distinction award. John heads the Firm’s Temecula Valley Office and is a litigation attorney with top executive-level, hands-on experience as a broker, real estate developer, and mortgage banker. Along with being a published author, John has a lengthy record litigating convoluted and difficult cases and is adept at constructing complex business and real estate transactions. John’s recent victory in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals demonstrate the level at which he practices...
Ali Parvaneh
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Irvine, CA Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(949) 756-9050 17702 Mitchell N
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Real Estate
Newport Univ School of Law and Western State University College of Law
Ali Parvaneh manages Madison Law, and oversees the firm's paralegals, clerks, and staff members. Mr. Parvaneh is a board certified trial specialist, a licensed California real estate broker (DRE No. 01715925), a certified mediator, a Paul Harris Fellow, and a member of various BAR associations. He is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Parvaneh studied law at Western State University and Newport University. His undergraduate studies were in land surveying at...
Thomas Nowland
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Newport Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(949) 221-0005 4600 Campus Dr #103
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Whittier Coll School of Law
I bring a unique approach to business matters and complex business litigation through my years of hands on personal experience in the business of construction and other business ventures. This experience allows me to advise business clients about real world problems and the solutions that really work in today's business climate. Timely settlement of business litigation and other legal problems will further the businesses goals and work to rid the business of wasted time and money. Documenting the actions that resulted in these legal problems will work to make the business more profitable and knowledgeable in the...
Marta M. Fernandez
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Irvine, CA Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(949) 623-7260 3 Park Plaza
#1100
Irvine, CA 92614
Employment and Business
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Jonathan S. Dennis
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Irvine, CA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(949) 408-3000 19200 Von Karman Ave
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Loyola Law School
Jonathan Dennis was born and raised in Los Angeles, California (Oakwood HS in North Hollywood). Mr. Dennis obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance from the University of Southern California in 1999. In 2006, Mr. Dennis obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Mr. Dennis was admitted to the State of California Bar in 2007. Mr. Dennis also has been admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the Central District California. Mr. Dennis’ practice emphasizes both prosecuting and defending a wide range of federal and state civil litigation...
Paul W. Ralph
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Orange, CA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(714) 919-4415 500 N. State College Blvd., Suite 1100
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Southwestern Law School
Mr. Ralph has been in practice for 24 years, representing the injured and recovering millions of dollars in compensation on their behalf. He has appeared on the cover of The Los Angeles Daily Journal and Trials Digest and has been featured nationally on CNN's Headline News. With extensive trial and appellate experience, Mr. Ralph is dedicated to providing his clients the very best representation. NO FEES are charged unless there is a recovery for the client. All INITIAL CONSULTATIONS ARE FREE.
Geoffrey C. Lyon
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Free Consultation! Experienced, Knowledgeable & Dedicated Employee Advocacy!

I am an experienced and aggressive employment law attorney. I am committed to exceptional representation for employees with legal disputes! Visit my website to see reviews and results, call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Roger Richard Carter
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Newport Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(888) 914-6900 23 Corporate Plaza Drive Suite 150
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Employment
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
The Carter Law Firm is a premier labor and class action law firm representing employees throughout California.

Having practiced for over 25 years, and having worked for both defendants and plaintiffs, Mr. Carter possesses the unique experience, reputation, and ability to successfully represent individuals and multiple plaintiffs. His unique experiences have helped him hone his negotiation and advocacy skills, resulting in his active participation in hundreds of employment-related cases.

Within the last ten years alone, the firm's total recoveries exceed $200,000,000.
Houman Fakhimi
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Santa Ana, CA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 529-4545 3 Hutton Centre Dr
620
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Criminal and Workers' Comp
Whittier Law School
Houman Fakhimi, the founding partner of the Criminal Defense Team, has amassed deep expertise in the area of criminal defense law thanks to years of experience. He oversees all litigation carried out by the firm, and he has demonstrated mastery in a variety of relevant legal domains. He's an alumnus of the University of California, Irvine and Whittier Law School. In addition to being an active member of the State Bar of Californias Criminal Section, Mr. Fakhimi also boasts accreditations from he Association of Federal Defense Attorneys, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and the California Public Defenders Association.
Damian J. Nassiri
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Orange, CA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(714) 937-2020 333 City Blvd W
17th Floor
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationEmployment, Cannabis Law, Civil Rights and Criminal
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Damian J. Nassiri practice focuses on employment law and medical marijuana collectives. His employment practice includes representing employees in wage & hour, overtime, wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment cases. His practice also includes representing medical marijuana collectives and criminal defense in drug related cases.
Timothy George McFarlin
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Irvine, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(949) 544-2640 4 Park Plaza
Ste 1025
Irvine, CA 92614
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
University of California, Davis, School of Law
At McFarlin LLP Our unique practice can offer you:
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David Dene Murray
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Newport Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(949) 833-8021 1300 Bristol St N
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Immigration and International
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
With offices located in Orange County, California, just south of Los Angeles, the Law Offices of David D. Murray has been concentrating in the areas of U.S. Immigration Law, U.S. & International Business Transactions, Contracts, Formation of Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, Joint Ventures, Business Buyouts, and Litigation & Dispute Resolution, since 1978. The Law Offices of David D. Murray is rated A/V by Martindale Hubbell for adherence to the highests standards of professional conduct. skills, ethics, expertise, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. Our firm finds solutions to litigation, business transactional problems, and...
Daren Harris Lipinsky
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Santa Ana, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(888) 292-8888 2677 North Main Street, Suite 225
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationEmployment
Loyola Law School
For over twenty years, Mr. Lipinsky has successfully represented workers in all areas of employment litigation, including cases involving sexual harassment, disability and pregnancy discrimination, race, age, sexual orientation and gender discrimination, California Family Rights Act violations, Wage and Hour violations, retaliation, breach of contract, and wrongful termination in violation of public policy against some of the nation's largest employers.

Mr. Lipinsky has been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” by the prestigious National Trial Lawyers organization. He has also been recognized by Inland Empire Magazine's “Top Lawyers in the Inland Empire” 2010-2017 Editions; is “AV-preeminent”...
Michael Bassiri
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Newport Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(949) 222-0209 2424 SE Bristol St
#300
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and IP
Univ of West Los Angeles
Michael Bassiri's real life experience as general counsel and President of a $100 Million Dollar company is invaluable.
George Azadian
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Newport Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(949) 662-5405 620 Newport Center Dr.
Suite 1100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEmployment
UCLA School of Law
George S. Azadian practices in the area of employment law, exclusively representing employees. His work focuses on cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, harassment, and wage & hour disputes. In the past three years alone, Mr. Azadian has recovered over $30,000,000 for his clients. He is highly regarded as one of the best Los Angeles employment lawyers & wrongful termination lawyers.
Brian Doster Chase
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Newport Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 561-4887 1301 Dove St. #120
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
2014 President Elect CAOC 2013 Top Attorney in O.C. Award 2012 Trial Attorney of the Year, CAOC 2012 Trial Lawyer of the Year Nominee, CAALA 2014, 2004 OCTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year for Products Liability OCTLA California Supreme Court and Appellate Court case winner Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, ATLA - Since 2007 Past President of Orange County Trial Lawyers Assoc. Extended Biography Named a 2004 Trial Lawyer of the Year after an impressive string of successful product defect cases, Brian Chase was also named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers...
Terrence Jay Moore
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Santa Ana, CA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(714) 541-2500 1010 N Ross st
Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Personal Injury and Tax
Boston University School of Law
Terry Moore obtained his Master in Tax Law (LLM) form Boston University and has been the senior attorney at Moore and Affiliates,PLC since 1991. He is licensed to practice law before all States and Federal Courts in California and Florida, United States Tax Court and the United States Claims Court. This multi-state orientation provides clients with timely and cost-effective advice on financial, commercial and litigation matters involving these two states. Moore and Affiliates, PLC provides services in the areas of Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, including Irvine, Newport Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach.
Damian J. Nassiri
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Free Consultation! Experienced California Employment Law Attorney! Call Now!

I am a skilled and aggressive California employment law attorney. I work tirelessly to protect the rights and interests of employees! Visit my website to see reviews and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Yashdeep “Jesse” Singh
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California Employment Law Lawyer

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesCalifornia, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
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Katrina Anne Foley
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Newport Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(949) 502-8800 1600 Dove St
Suite 101
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Employment, Business and Entertainment & Sports
Seattle University School of Law
Katrina Anne Foley
The Foley Group, PLC

PRACTICE AREAS
Employment law & Contracts; Government Affairs; Elections Law & Campaign Consulting; Non-profit & Foundation formations & Compliance; Artist & Athlete management, visas, and promotion.

Government Affairs & Campaign Consulting as well as Election & Campaign Law Compliance including Treasurer Services & Financial Disclosure Filing.

Employment litigation, including representation in unpaid wage, overtime, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, defamation and breach of contract claims.

Employment litigation lawyer, that was elected to the Costa Mesa City Council for the third time in 2014, serving as mayor from 2016-2017. Foley also served as a Newport Mesa Unified School Board Trustee. Katrina Anne...
Richard B. Rudolph
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Newport Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(949) 825-5210 20241 SW Birch Street
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Estate Planning and Maritime
Southwestern Law School
Since 1992 Mr. Rudolph has been providing legal advice, counsel and services to businesses and individuals alike. He operates a full service law firm serving such diverse client needs as: - Fulfilling peoples needs for affordable Living Trusts & Wills packages, - Business Matters (both day-to-day transactional matters and litigation), - Employment & Labor Matters, and - Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation when issues cannot be resolved amicably.
Joel William Baruch
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Irvine, CA Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(949) 864-9662 2601 Main St
Suite 980
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
I received my JD from UC Hastings in 1976. I went on to work for the Orange County Public Defender's office from 1979-1986. After that I was partner at Earley & Baruch until 1992. Then I ventured out on my own and have continued to practicing law.

During my many decades of successful personal injury, employment law, business litigation and civil rights law practice, I have achieved a stellar firm-wide win rate in more than 200 trials, scores of impressive civil case victories and millions of dollars won for clients in negotiated settlements and in court.

Combined with these special...
Anthony James Dispoto
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Newport Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(714) 337-6389 2424 SE Bristol St., Suite 300
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Collections and IP
University of San Diego School of Law
Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the medical services, clinical laboratory and collections industries. Skilled in Contract Review and Drafting, Legal Research and Writing and Corporate and Business Documentation. Strong legal professional with a Juris Doctor focused in Corporate and Business Law from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Francis X. Pray
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Newport Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(949) 251-1006 5160 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEmployment
University of San Diego School of Law
I look deeply into a case for its strengths and weaknesses to assess case value. I apply my 25 years of employment law experience to identify meritorious cases for trial. I work hard to move the case to full preparation for trial. I use case management systems to ensure quality and client satisfaction.
Mr. John Bisnar
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Newport Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(800) 561-4887 1301 Dove St. #120
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEmployment, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Pepperdine University
Award winning personal injury attorney with major case wins in counties throughout California, including Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange County. John Bisnar is the founder and senior partner of one of the top California personal injury law firms, Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, whose roots can be traced back to Bisnar & Associates, which he founded in 1978. Mr. Bisnar is a native of Southern California. He served active duty in the U.S. Army in the Pacific and South East Asia. In 1974 he graduated with honors from California State University, Long Beach, with a B.S. Degree in...
John S. Cha
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Irvine, CA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(310) 440-4100 18401 Von Karman Avenue
Suite 360
Irvine, CA 92612
Employment, Insurance Defense and Real Estate
University of Washington School of Law
Cyrus Mor
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Newport Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(800) 683-5404 4000 MacArthur Blvd
#600
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Candice S. Klein
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Irvine, CA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(949) 468-5777 17500 Red Hill Ave Ste 100
Irvine, CA 92614
Employment, Animal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Southwestern University School of Law
Candice Klein is a skilled and devoted personal injury attorney with a passion for helping people suffering with physical and mental anguish after suffering catastrophic injuries. Candice is known for spending a large amount of time with her clients to fully understand their needs. By doing so, she is able to better convey their losses to a jury. With this approach, Candice has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for her clients.
Julie Ho
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Orange, CA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(949) 505-2479 1 City Blvd West
Suite 1130
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Family
Southwestern University School of Law
An eye for detail. Ms. Ho is a Partner at Core Law Group. She is that rare breed of individual that has the analytical skills and patience to find the most intricate details about her cases. Whether it’s an opposing party’s retirement plan or a motion the opposing attorney filed with the court, Ms. Ho is known for being able to spot the weakness in the other side’s case and taking the tactical steps necessary to take advantage of that weakness. Ms. Ho has extensive experience clients in both Federal and State courts. Her...
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. Read More »
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Elaine Chang
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California Employment Law Attorney

Elaine is a labor and employment law attorney concentrating on individual and class action wage and hour claims, wrongful termination, racial and sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims on behalf of... Read More »
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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.