Lake Elsinore, California Employment Lawyers

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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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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Daniel A. Thompson
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It’s your livelihood. Protect it.

At Davis & Wojcik we represent both sides of the employment relationship. Whether it’s wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment or wage and hour claims, we can help protect your livelihood. Read More »
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Diego Aviles
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Fighting for the rights of employees in California. Free consultation. Call now!

I'm an experienced Southern California employment lawyer. My practice includes representing employees who have been victims of wage and hour violations, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Read More »
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Lake Elsinore, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(760) 580-0252 4199 Crestview Dr
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Employment, Business and Municipal
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Brian W Freeman
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Corona, CA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(844) 428-4563 11762 De Palma Road
Suite 1-C PMB 301
Corona, CA 92883
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Whittier Law School
Attorney dedicated to "fighting for the average Joe." Brian W Freeman has been a California Lawyer since 2008 and has continually represented the interests of the working man from the beginning of his practice. I have chosen to specialize in Workers' Compensation law in order to pursue my goal of being the best possible workers' comp attorney serving Riverside County. This is something very few workers' compensation attorneys do due to the time commitment and complexity of earning the specialty certification. Since going into private practice, we've handled well over 1,100 workers' comp cases with employees who were injured at...
Houman Fakhimi
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(888) 529-2188 4199 Flat Rock Dr
#100
Riverside, CA 92505
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.
Daren Harris Lipinsky
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(888) 292-8888 4193 Flat Rock Rd, #300
Riverside, CA 92505
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”...
Richard Edward Quintilone II
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Lake Forest, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(949) 458-9675 22974 El Toro Rd
Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Personal Injury
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Prior to forming Quintilone and Associates, Mr. Quintilone worked with the national labor and employment defense firm of Fisher & Phillips and with some of southern California’s preeminent trial lawyers at Horton, Barbaro & Reilly. Mr. Quintilone was formerly an associate with the insurance defense firm of Hollins Schechter working with large multi-party cases in their environmental, liability and employment practice areas.
John A. Messina Jr.
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Murrieta, CA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(951) 894-7332 24910 Las Brisas Rd.
Suite 102
Murrieta, CA 92562
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...
Dr.  Peter Marc Schaeffer Esq.
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(800) 750-0111 6820 Indiana Ave
Suite 275
Riverside, CA 92506
Employment and Workers' Comp
California Southern
"I will get you the quality treatment you need and the money you deserve" I have been practicing Workers Compensation cases including FEHA and 132 a discrimination cases for over 20 years with a nearly flawless track record in representing seriously injured employees in all industries. I have a strong background in business, real estate, sales and marketing, and pharmacy practices.
Daniel A. Thompson
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Temecula , CA Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(951) 587-2222 1 Better World Cir
#300
Temecula , CA 92590
Employment, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and Western Sierra Law School
Daniel Thompson is an employment lawyer at Davis & Wojcik, APLC. Mr. Thompson has a variety of legal experience and has represented corporations, public entities and individuals throughout Northern and Southern California. In addition to a Juris Doctor degree, Mr. Thompson holds an LL.M. in Public Law and Policy from McGeorge Law School. During law school, Mr. Thompson gained experience as an intern for the California State Senate and City of Folsom. Mr. Thompson has been admitted to practice law in the State of California since 2011.
Domingo Castillo Jr
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(800) 497-9774 7130 Magnolia Ave. Ste. E
Riverside, CA 92504
Free ConsultationRiverside, CA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
Employment, Domestic Violence, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Univ of West Los Angeles
I have over 31 years handling workers compensation and personal injury as a Claims Adjuster / Hearing Representative for 10 years and 20 years as a Personal Injury & Workers Compensation Attorney for thousands of Southern California clients. I’ve also handle limited criminal defense and family law matters throughout Southern California areas of Riverside, Inland Empire, Murrieta and Indio. Our offices handle all Personal Injury & Workers Compensation matters throughout Southern California. I then began working as a workers comp adjuster for Cigna Property & Casualty. While in Law School, I worked full time as a workers compensation hearing...
Daniel A. Gibalevich
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(323) 947-2224 11801 Pierce St
#200 Riverside
Riverside, CA 92505
Employment, Criminal and Personal Injury
Univ of LaVerne COL
Dag Law Firm provides representation for victims of personal injury accidents. Daniel offers a free consultation for anyone that has experienced an injury or know some one that has. The DAG Law Firm has experience with all types of personal injury claims. We provide comprehensive legal services to help clients obtain the maximum compensation possible for their particular case. A look at some of the verdicts and settlements we have obtained in the past will assure you that we can obtain the best possible outcome in your particular case. We can also assist you with personal injury claims in...
Rebecca O'Kray-Murphy
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California Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience

Rebecca O’Kray-Murphy is an associate at Davis & Wojcik, APLC. Ms. O’Kray-Murphy’s education includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a juris doctorate from Wayne State University... Read More »
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David Bibiyan
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Dedicated, successful advocate for employees in California. Free consultation!

I'm an experienced Southern California employment lawyer. My practice includes representing employees who have been victims of wage theft, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and other wrongful conduct of employers. Read More »
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Sam Nielson
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Mission Viejo, CA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(949) 380-0900 23456 Madero, Suite 170
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Free ConsultationEmployment
University of Iowa
Samuel P. Nielson is a tenacious and polished advocate specializing in employment law. He has worked on both sides of the fence, initially with an international defense firm before joining the employee rights firm Sessions & Kimball LLP. Sam also externed for the Honorable Andrew J. Guilford of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Sam has varied litigation experience in both federal and state courts through single plaintiff and class action lawsuits. He currently represents individual employees from all walks of life, from senior executives to minimum wage earners, in pre-litigation negotiation, administrative hearings,...
Damian J. Nassiri
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(714) 937-2020 11801 Pierce St
#200
Riverside, CA 92505
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.
Mr. John Bisnar
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(800) 561-4887 6809 Indiana Ave #148
Riverside, CA 92506
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...
Brian Doster Chase
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(800) 561-4887 6809 Indiana Ave #148
Riverside, CA 92506
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...
Don Featherstone
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Corona, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(951) 736-0822 1075 Montecito Dr
Corona, CA 92879
Employment and Workers' Comp
Whittier Coll School of Law
DON FEATHERSTONE is the Managing Shareholder and Founder of the Firm. He has the distinction of being peer reviewed and rated by Martindale-Hubbell for professional skills and ethics; and is one of the Inland Empire's leading Employment Law and Workers' Compensation Defense attorneys. Since 1987, Mr. Featherstone has successfully represented a broad range of clients on matters relating to employment, workers' compensation, wage and hour, discrimination, privacy, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, subrogation, and fair employment/housing/civil rights law. He also has a substantial amount of appellate experience with case law on record. Mr. Featherstone taught workers' compensation law at U.C. Riverside...
Jonathan Curtis Fuller
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Temecula, CA Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(858) 205-1246 43471 Ridge Park Drive
Suite A
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Consumer and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Robert A. Davis Jr.
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(951) 587-2222 1 Better World Cir
#300
Temecula, CA 92590
Temecula, CA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
Employment, Business, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Brigham Young University
As a founding partner at the firm of Davis Wojcik Duarte, APLC, Riverside County attorney Robert A. Davis works on both criminal and civil cases. He has over 22 years of experience in the legal field. Mr. Davis has been involved with the boards of the Hemet Hospital Foundation, the Exchange Club, and the Education Foundation. He is a member of the California Society of Healthcare Attorneys, American Health Lawyers’ Association and Riverside County Bar Association. He received his Juris Doctor from Brigham Young University, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law and Education. Contact his firm for...
Eric Michael Papp
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Corona, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(951) 279-6700 1101 California Avenue, Suite 100
Suite 100
Corona, CA 92881
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Insurance Claims
Willamette Univ COL
The Law Offices of Eric Michael Papp is a boutique law firm located in the heart of the Inland Empire's economic engine.

The Law Offices of Eric Michael Papp practice in the areas of Personal Injury; Business and Corporate Law; Real Estate; Wills & Trusts; Employment & Labor Law; Bankruptcy; Landlord & Tenant; and Asset Protection. Licensed to practice law in the State and Federal Courts of California and Nevada. Licensed Real Estate Broker.

Whether providing asset protection strategies, recovering damages or defending clients, the firm's philosophy remains the same: giving exceptional representation to all its clients through teamwork and communication.

If you...
Joseph M. Wojcik
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(951) 587-2222 1 Better World Cir
#300
Temecula, CA 92590
Temecula, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
Employment, Estate Planning, Health Care and Probate
Western State University College of Law
If your situation requires experienced and knowledgeable representation from a Riverside County lawyer, you should consider the team at Davis Wojcik Duarte, APLC. With more than 50 years of collective experience advocating for clients in and out of California courts, they have developed a complex understanding of the nuances of state and federal law. They offer personalized attention in each case they take on, and they utilize a strategic approach in negotiation and litigation. Give the firm a call today at (888) 282-6603 for your 100 percent free case evaluation.
Sallie Elizabeth Barnett
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Corona, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(951) 737-1910 601 S Main St.
Corona, CA 92882
Employment, Business and Collections
Southern Illinois Univ School of Law
When you come to Clayson, Mann, Yaeger & Hansen law firm, you can have confidence in the representation you can receive. A Corona attorney at this law office has dealt with all kinds of employment law and business law issues and is well equipped to come to your assistance today. Attorney Sallie Barnett received her Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University, School of Law. Prior to that, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University. She has been BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has the competence and dedication you need at this pivotal time...
Houman Fakhimi
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California Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience

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... Read More »
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Stephen Young
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

Harvard Law SchoolCalifornia
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Rebecca O'Kray-Murphy
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(951) 587-2222 1 Better World Cir
#300
Temecula, CA 92590
Temecula, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
Employment, Business and Criminal
Wayne State University Law School
Rebecca O’Kray-Murphy is an associate at Davis & Wojcik, APLC.

Ms. O’Kray-Murphy’s education includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a juris doctorate from Wayne State University where she was the co-chair of the Student Trial Advocacy Program. As a student, she volunteered at the Free Legal Aid Clinic and served as a student research attorney with the Student Appellate Program.

Ms. Murphy is licensed to practice law in California, Arizona, and Michigan and has experience representing clients in a board range of matters, including civil proceedings, criminal cases, due process proceedings, and domestic violence cases.
Samuel G. Lockhart
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Murrieta, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(951) 461-8878 41856 Ivy Street
Suite 207
Murrieta, CA 92562
Employment, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
Ohio State University - Columbus
Attorney Samuel Lockhart provides business legal counsel in Murrieta and surrounding areas. Business Law practice at the Lockhart Law Firm includes business litigation, business formation and business transactions.
Charles Josiah Schurter
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Corona, CA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(951) 278-2224 1450 W 6th St #116
Corona, CA 92882
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy and Family
Western State Univ COL
Since 1995 I have been in private practice in areas relating to employment, divore and family law matters, contracts, personal injury, and as corporate counsel. Recently I am concentrating my practice on bankruptcy, loan modifications, alternatives to bankruptcy, and other consumer debt realted matters. Although my main office is located in Corona, Ca., geographicaly, I practice throughout Riverside County and Orange County, California.
Suzanna Rose Harman
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Mission Viejo, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(949) 484-6026 25380 Marguerite Parkway
Suite E #124
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Employment, Animal, Appeals and Civil Rights
Suzanna Harman graduated with honors from Indiana University with a major in Criminal Law and Justice and minor in Sociology. She was awarded a full academic merit scholarship to attend and repeatedly made the Dean’s Honor List and received numerous academic achievement awards. Suzanna then went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Chapman University, Fowler School of Law. While there, she took many opportunities to spearhead projects on behalf of her fellow classmates as well as her first love - animals. For nearly her entire time at Chapman, Suzanna coordinated a lunch-time yoga group to encourage fitness and balanced...
Marissa J McDonald
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Mission Viejo, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(949) 484-6026 25380 Marguerite Pkwy
Ste. E 124
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Employment, Administrative, Animal and Civil Rights
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Jay Adam Sills Esq.
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(951) 781-3920 3783 Arlington Ave
Riverside, CA 92506
Employment, Family and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
Michael L. Kennedy
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Mission Viejo, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(800) 265-4280 Suite 285
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Employment, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(949) 713-1610 30212 Tomas Ste 365
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Employment, Appeals, Business and Construction
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Mission Viejo, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(949) 367-8590 26021 Acero
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Employment, Appeals, Business and Construction
Whittier Law School
San Clemente, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(415) 788-0449 6409 Camino Ventosa
San Clemente, CA 92673
Employment and Civil Rights
Santa Clara University School of Law
Vincent Calderone
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California Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience

Calderone Law Firm, with office located in El Segundo, California, is recognized as one of Southern California's, pre-eminent employment law litigation law firm representing clients in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.... Read More »
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Shirin Forootan
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

UCLA School of LawCalifornia and 9th Circuit
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Mission Viejo, CA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
23782 Avenida Facilitar
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Employment, Antitrust, Business and Products Liability
Tulane University School of Law
Mission Viejo, CA Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(949) 367-8590 26021 Acero
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Employment, Appeals, Business and Construction
Pepperdine University School of Law
Foothill Ranch, CA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(949) 553-6300 26642 Towne Centre Dr
Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
Employment
Univ of Texas School of Law
Lake Forest, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(949) 939-8100 25172 Fall Creek Cir
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and IP
Villanova University School of Law
Mission Viejo, CA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(949) 380-0900 23456 Madero
Ste 170
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Employment
Whittier Coll School of Law
Menifee, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(951) 679-2928 30141 Antelope Rd
Ste D # 515
Menifee, CA 92584
Employment
Western State Univ COL
Rancho Sta Marg, CA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(213) 612-2321 30211 Avenida De Las Bandera
Ste 200
Rancho Sta Marg, CA 92688
Employment, Bankruptcy, Energy and IP
Los Angeles School of Law
Temecula, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(951) 375-4624 41593 Winchester Rd Ste 200
Temecula, CA 92590
Employment
Stanford Univ Law School
Foothill Ranch, CA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(714) 668-6245 10 Camarin St
Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
Employment
University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
Mission Viejo, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(949) 380-0900 23456 Madero Ste 170
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Employment, Business, Environmental and Real Estate
Columbia Univ School of Law
Rachelle Shakoori
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Rachelle was a founding member of Fakhimi & Associates before leaving to join a major corporation as its Associate In-house Counsel where she oversees the company's every day legal affairs such as reviewing and... Read More »
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Rosa Vigil-Gallenberg
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California Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience

Ms. Gallenberg has been given an excellent rating by avvo.com, a leading website in attorney ratings in the United States. Ms. Gallenberg received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California Los Angeles... Read More »
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


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