Inverness, 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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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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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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Latika M. Malkani
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Aggressive Advocacy for Employee Rights! Exceptional Representation!

I have fought to protect the rights and interests of workers since 1996. I believe in creating workplaces that are fair, respectful and functional. Visit my website to see case results and call now for a consultation. Read More »
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Ann Surapruik
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California Employment Law Lawyer

UCLA School of LawCalifornia
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Inverness, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(415) 669-7924 P O Box 1106
Inverness, CA 94937
Employment
Stanford Univ Law School
Daniel Beck
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Petaluma, CA Employment Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(707) 992-5404 755 Baywood Drive
Second Floor
Petaluma, CA 94954
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Divorce and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Attorney Daniel Beck is a lawyer with more than 35 years of family law, employment law, labor law, criminal law, medical marijuana law, personal injury, civil litigation, real estate, and business law experience. Mr. Beck has practiced before the Superior and Appellate courts of California and the Federal Courts of Nevada, Idaho and Washington D.C. He is a member in good standing with the California Bar Association. Beck Law P.C., headquartered in Santa Rosa California provides legal services to Sonoma County, Mendocino County and Lake County California including Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Sonoma, Kenwood, Glen Ellen,...
Sebastopol, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(510) 703-4131 350 Firefly Ln
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Employment
UC Hastings COL
Woodacre, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 435-0175 PO Box 1194
Woodacre, CA 94973
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
San Francisco Law Sch
Petaluma, CA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(707) 206-4100 855 Lakeville St Ste 200
Petaluma, CA 94952
Employment
U of San Francisco School of Law
Petaluma, CA Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(707) 206-4103 855 Lakeville St Ste 200
Petaluma, CA 94952
Employment
UCLA School of Law
Bolinas, CA Employment Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(415) 868-9893 PO Box 1011
Bolinas, CA 94924
Employment and Business
UC Hastings COL
Cotati, CA Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(707) 664-9675 PO Box 850
Cotati, CA 94931
Employment and Workers' Comp
San Francisco Law Sch
Forest Knolls, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(415) 246-1194 PO Box 605
Forest Knolls, CA 94933
Employment
UC Hastings COL
Petaluma, CA Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(707) 778-0282 802 Wine Ct
Petaluma, CA 94954
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Divorce
North Western California University, School of Law
Laura Herron Weber
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

I represent employees in their disputes with their employers, and victims of personal injury. I take the time to get to know the unique story of each client, and understand how termination, injury, or other unlawful... Read More »
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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. Read More »
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Petaluma, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 52 years experience
(707) 664-0404 1401 Pepper Rd
Petaluma, CA 94952
Employment
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
Petaluma, CA Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(707) 778-5000 523 B St
Petaluma, CA 94952
Employment
UC Hastings COL
Petaluma, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(707) 765-1111 6 C St
Petaluma, CA 94952
Employment
Seattle University School of Law
Petaluma, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(707) 763-5030 11 Western Ave
Petaluma, CA 94952
Employment
U of San Francisco School of Law
Michael Paul Ehline
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(888) 400-9721 50 Francisco St
#460
San Francisco, CA 94133
Free ConsultationEmployment, Elder, Personal Injury and Products Liability
UWLA
Getting banged up in a Los Angeles accident can happen at any time. You could also have an injury at sea on a floating city like a cruise ship. Your injuries could occur in any other city or town in California. It may be from the neglect of some another entity, or individual's negligence. Their failure to exercise due diligence or foresight means that you are entitled to receive compensation for the injuries and other damages you incurred. Whether you're involved in an auto collision, motorcycle accident, pedestrian run down. You're emphatically urged to obtain sharp, expert legal services of...
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.
Charles M. Louderback
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 615-0200 345 California Street Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
U of San Francisco School of Law
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 tried a wide range of employment issues in both state and federal courts including wrongful termination in violation of public policy, breach of contract, retaliation, harassment, discrimination based on race, age, national origin, religion, and gender, together with wage and hour violations.

Mr. Louderback's experience as a trial lawyer for business litigation matters is also extensive and includes all forms of business torts, contract actions, fraud,...
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...
Alan Adelman
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(415) 956-1376 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 3340
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.
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.
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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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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Jody I. LeWitter
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
University of Michigan Law School
"I just believe there ought to be a way to achieve justice in the workplace, and I don't mind fighting for it!"

Jody LeWitter is a partner at Siegel LeWitter Malkani and has been an attorney in private practice for 30 years. She is passionate about representing employees in discrimination and wrongful termination cases and is known for her vigorous advocacy of employees. She has had great success in court, negotiations/mediations and in arbitrations, and has been recognized by other lawyers as a "go to" employment lawyer for her determination and innovative strategies.

Jody has represented employees from all walks of life...
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.
Taylor N. Burras
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 984-9662 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment and Business
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Taylor Burras is a Labor and Employment attorney. Her practice focuses on the hospitality and insurance industries.

Taylor has experience counseling and litigating on behalf of employers in matters relating to discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination, reduction in workforce, hiring, leaves of absence, and wage and hour issues. She has also handled matters before the Employment Development Department (EDD), Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the National Labor Relations Board. Taylor has successfully represented hotels, resorts and restaurants in numerous general and employment litigation matters. In the insurance industry, she has defended large insurance companies...
Leslie Leone
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Mill Valley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
20 Sunnyside Avenue, Suite A
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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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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...
Elina Tilman
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(415) 398-8080 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment and Business
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Elina Tilman is an associate in JMBM's Labor & Employment Group in San Francisco. Her experience serving as the Chancellor’s Legal Fellow at the University of California at Davis, Office of Campus Counsel, includes assisting with employment issues, contracts, disability matters, student accommodations and misconduct, Clery Act compliance, and reviewing and drafting University policies. Elina received her law degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Law (King Hall).
Daniel L Feder
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 391-9476 332 Pine St., Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Personal Injury and Stockbroker Fraud
University of California - Los Angeles
Law Firm Specializing in Employment Discrimination and Harassment and Personal Injury Cases. The Law Offices of Daniel Feder consistently provide consumers and employees with top-quality attorney representation. Mr. Feder represents employees in discrimination, harassment and whistleblower lawsuits against their former employers. He also practices in the area of personal injury and medical malpractice. He provides representation on a contingency basis. He offers free initial one hour consultations to the public. The Law Offices of Daniel Feder is dedicated to providing employees in California with access to top-quality representation in disputes with their former employers. Mr. Feder has spent more...
Joseph Salama
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San Rafael, CA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(415) 948-9030 165 N. Redwood Dr
Suite 285
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Civil Rights
Boston University School of Law
In the last seventeen years, Law Offices of Joseph Salama has helped companies and individuals navigate successfully through the legal system. For some, this meant going before a jury, whether in federal or state court, or before an administrative law judge. For some, it meant getting out of the case as quickly and painlessly as possible. For some, it meant putting the right knowledge, documents, and systems in place to minimize the risk of litigation. But for all of them, it meant listening, understanding, and then making the commitment to meet their needs such that they could begin to outsource...
Dena M. Roche
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney
(415) 952-3006 4 Embarcadero Center
#1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment, Business and Consumer
University of San Francisco School of Law
Jason Austin Joseph Lundberg
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(415) 404-6395 655 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationEmployment, Asbestos, Business and Insurance Claims
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
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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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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Erik J Christensen
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Walnut Creek, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(925) 932-2468 1255 Treat Blvd
#600
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals and Business
University of California Hastings College of the Law and University of California - Irvine
Erik is rated one of California's rising stars in the field of Labor and Employment Law by the American Institute of Legal Advocates. In addition to labor and employment.

Erik is a graduate of UC Hastings, College of the Law, where he worked at the California Supreme Court and at the First District Court of Appeal, two of the most prestigious opportunities provided to law students in California. Erik also served as a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Victim Impact Program (sometimes referred to as the “Special Victims Unit.”) His experience includes years of service with...
Mark Tad Malachowski
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(415) 983-0717 703 Market Street
Suite 1108
San Francisco, CA 94103
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Northwestern Cal Univ of Law
Founded by Mark Malachowski, the Law Office of Malachowski and Associates provides legal services to clients in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area. Our office recognizes that lives and fortunes hang in the balance when a client seeks our services, so we strive to work closely with you to develop an individually designed action plan to achieve your goals. Mr. Malachowski has a wide breadth of education and experience apart from his Juris Doctorate in Law and his legal counsel and litigation work for businesses, investors and individuals. With his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Science...
Norman Blumenthal
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(415) 935-3957 1750 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationEmployment
Loyola Univ School of Law
SALARIED WORKERS STILL GET OVERTIME In California, there are certain exemptions that allow employers to deny paying employees overtime. Whether or not an employee meets those exemptions is typically based on their job duties and responsibilities. There are many situations where employers misclassify employees as exempt from overtime based solely on their job title. For example, the employer will give the employee a fancy job title that includes the word Manager or Supervisor, when in fact, the employee is performing manual or clerical labor according to the employers strict guidelines and protocols. In other words, the employee is exercising independent...
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.
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...
Latika M. Malkani
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment and Appeals
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Latika Malkani joined Siegel LeWitter Malkani in 1996, and since then has fought to preserve and enforce the rights of women and men working in a variety of professions. Latika's advocacy has included tireless representation of employees seeking justice and improved conditions in the workplace. Latika has a proven record of successful results, and has helped hundreds of employees establish better working conditions, negotiate severance and post-separation packages, as well as obtain fair and just compensation through enforcement of state and federal laws. Latika believes that no employee should be made to suffer inequality or humiliation in order to earn...
Jahan Sagafi
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(415) 638-8800 Outten & Golden LLP
One California Street, 12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment
Harvard Law School
JAHAN C. SAGAFI is the partner-in-charge of the firm’s San Francisco office, where he represents workers in employment class actions challenging discrimination, wage and hour abuses, Fair Credit Reporting Act violations, and other types of exploitation. He has won a jury trial for a nationwide class of approximately 1,000 technical support workers, an en banc appeal in the Ninth Circuit, and many settlements to recover backpay for overtime compensation, meal and rest breaks, vacation benefits, discriminatory pay and promotion gaps, and more.

Mr. Sagafi has represented a wide array of workers throughout the country, including HVAC service technicians,...
An Nguyen Ruda
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(415) 984-9613 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment and Business
Santa Clara University School of Law
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...
Arthur William Lazear
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(510) 735-6316 436 14th St Ste 1117
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEmployment
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Arthur Lazear has practiced law for more than 40 years, helping to obtain successful results for worthy clients nationwide. Mr. Lazear has prosecuted some of the biggest class actions ever litigated in employment law, but has never abandoned his level of personal attention to each client, which is the firm’s hallmark.

Mr. Lazear’s father was a janitor, an immigrant from Ukraine who worked nights in a tireless effort to provide his children the hope of a better life, that they might realize the American Dream. The example set by his father inspired Mr. Lazear’s lifelong commitment to protecting and enforcing the...
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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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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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.