Newark, California Employment Lawyers

Bobby Devadoss
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Experienced employment lawyer will fight for you. Free consultation. Call now!

I’m an experienced Oakland employment lawyer. My practice includes representing employees who have victims of overtime, wage & hour violations, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Read More »
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Pamela Kong
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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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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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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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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Newark, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(202) 434-5707 7373 Gateway Blvd
Newark, CA 94560
Employment, Antitrust, Business and IP
• Boalt Hall School of Law University of California
Steven Edward Springer
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Fremont, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(888) 490-9852 39275 State Street
Fremont, CA 94538
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Criminal and Family
Santa Clara University
Help small to medium size companies navigate through a wide variety of legal challenges: formation, funding, governmental impediments, operational legal planning, merger and acquisition, employee relations, and labor compliance. All with the goal of litigation avoidance. Litigation in all California state courts and the Northern and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California.
Norman Blumenthal
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(408) 681-8477 5201 Great America Pkwy
San Jose, CA 95054
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...
Yoshito Yamamoto
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Sunnyvale, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(408) 660-3928 1250 Oakmead Parkway
Suite 210
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Securities and Tax
Jeffrey Charles Miller
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Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(650) 321-0410 2501 Park Blvd
2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Cornell Univ
For over thirty years, I have practiced business law and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in Palo Alto, California. I assist businesses with formation and planning; purchases and sales of existing businesses; termination of business entities; commercial leasing matters; and employment matters. My other focus is on mediation and arbitration, where I help clients settle disputes outside of the courtroom. What I enjoy most about being a business law attorney is helping people transform their hobbies and passions into successful businesses. Whether I’m helping someone start a restaurant or a software company, I’m always mindful of the...
Guy Ellery Louie
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Hayward, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(925) 234-1440 225 West Winton Avenue- Suite 200
Hayward, CA 94533
Employment, Animal, Business and IP
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Drew Lewis
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Menlo Park, CA Employment Law Attorney
(650) 665-9000 1100 Alma St
Suite 209
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Employment
Katrina M. Saleen
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Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(650) 857-9000 3260 Hillview Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment and Civil Rights
C. Matthew Schulz
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Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Attorney
(650) 856-5528 660 Hansen Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment
Leslie Leone
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Burlingame, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
1325 Howard Avenue, Suite 254
Burlingame, CA 94010
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Leslie Leone, principal attorney at Leone Law Firm, is the best California personal injury attorney and employment attorney to help you deal with unreasonable insurance companies and unfair employers so that you can obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.

Leslie Leone began her legal career as a staff attorney for the Teamsters Union and also worked for the Operating Engineer's Union. As a Union attorney she negotiated contracts and grievances for hundreds of Union members. She is also a San Francisco native who attended UC Berkeley and Golden Gate University Law School.

Call Leone Law Firm for a FREE consultation...
Rocio Toriz
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California Employment Law Lawyer

University of San Francisco School of LawCalifornia
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Stephen M. Fuerch
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Employment Law Attorney! Pursuing Justice!

For over 35 years, I have passionately worked to protect the rights and interests of employees. I am committed to obtaining the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Joel Waelty
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(408) 246-5500 1530 The Alameda
Suite 115
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationEmployment
UC Hastings COL
Joel Waelty is an experienced employment attorney practicing in San Jose, California, whose dedication to his clients shows in the results he obtains in the courtroom. His practice is focused on the rights of employees and insureds. He represents employees in all aspects of workplace disputes including sexual harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination. In his representation of those wrongfully denied insurance benefits, he handles claims against insurers of life, disability, health and the home. He also pursues benefits due employees under employer-sponsored benefit plans. Mr. Waelty's dedication is seen not only through his courtroom results, but also through...
Kathryn Bain
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(650) 378-1472 951 Mariners Island Blvd.
Ste. 300
San Mateo, CA 94404
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
University of California Hastings College of the Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
I exclusively handle employment law and personal injury cases. With regard to employment law, I represent only employees in a wide range of employment law matters, including employment discrimination, disability discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, FMLA issues, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations. I also offer a flat rate pricing option for severance package and employment contract reviews. In my personal injury practice, I represent people who have been seriously injured in automobile, slip and fall, or other types of accidents. Navigating the legal system can be overwhelming without an experienced advocate on your side. My clients are...
Laura M Mazza
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(650) 378-1472 Bain Mazza & Debski LLP
951 Mariner's Island Blvd. Ste. 300
San Mateo, CA 94404
Free ConsultationSan Mateo, CA Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Employment and Personal Injury
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Laura received her undergraduate degree in 2003 from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, graduating Summa Cum Laude and with distinction in her major (English). After graduation, Laura went on to work as a paralegal at Latham & Watkins, LLP, in their Silicon Valley offices and later attended U.C. Hastings College of the Law, graduating with her J.D. in 2008. While at Hastings, Laura was the Executive Articles Editor of the Hastings Women's Law Journal and recipient of the Roger J. Traynor Student Writing Competition Award for her Note "On the Steps of the Mosque: the Legal Rights of Non-Marital Children...
Kathryn E. Barrett
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Kathryn E. Barrett is a member of Silicon Valley Law Group’s Business Litigation, Employment and Financial Services Group. Her areas of expertise include complex commercial disputes involving fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, partnership, corporate and shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, derivative claims, alter ego; claims under the Convention for International Sale of Goods (CISG), employment, and real estate. Kathryn's litigation experience also includes adversary proceedings in the bankruptcy courts.

Kathryn is also an experienced, U.C. Berkeley-certified mediator of business disputes. She serves as a mediator and arbitrator for the Santa Clara County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panel and...
Gretchen Birkheimer
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Redwood City, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(650) 843-1900 2055 Woodside Road, Suite 110
Redwood City, CA 94061
Free ConsultationEmployment and Appeals
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
I represent employees in wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation cases, in addition to bringing related claims such as defamation, assault, battery, invasion of privacy, and failure to accommodate disabilities. I represent employees, and advise employers, regarding collection of unpaid wages, overtime, minimum wages, missed meal periods and rest breaks, and other wage claims. I represent employees in unemployment insurance appeals.

Please note that I do not take matters involving union grievances, union disciplinary actions or Skelly hearings.
Daniel Velton
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Sunnyvale, CA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
525 W. Remington Drive
Suite 106
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Free ConsultationEmployment
Santa Clara University School of Law
Daniel Velton began his legal career with the largest labor and employment law firm in the world. Using that experience, he brings valuable knowledge and perspective to his current practice, in which he exclusively represents employees in high-stakes individual and class action employment matters, including cases of unlawful discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, illegal pay practices and whistleblower retaliation.
Louis Spitters
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
96 North Third Street, Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95112
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Insurance Claims
Washington University School of Law
Chris Loweth
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(408) 436-0789 1754 Technology Dr
#122
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Trademarks
University of Michigan Law School and University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Mark R. Figueiredo Esq.
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Employment, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law
Daniel Janjua
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Santa Clara, CA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(408) 314-0056 3945 Freedom Circle
Ste. 800
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Employment, Business, IP and Personal Injury
Daniel Janjua is an experienced multi-lingual attorney focused on corporate law, contract negotiation, corporate policy and compliance, regulatory response and compliance and electronic discovery law. He is eager to employ cutting-edge tools and technology to reduce litigation cost and compliance expenditure. He has over 10 years of dedicated focus within the technology industry with excellent research, writing, communication and presentation skills.
Daniel Janjua is licensed to practice law in California.

Specialties:
1- Corporate policy and compliance, including, regulatory compliance.
2- Corporate Law.
3- Internet Laws, Anti-spam laws.
4- Corporate Legal Operations, HR, Customer relations.
5- Contract Negotiation, Drafting and Management.
6- Conduct Electronic Discovery.
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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Ann Surapruik
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California Employment Law Lawyer

I am an Attorney at Siegel Lewitter Malkani. I am dedicated to assisting clients with Employment Law matters including Wrongful Termination, Employment Discrimination, Class Actions, Workplace Harassment and Workplace... Read More »
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Sebastian L. Miller
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Santa Clara, CA Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(408) 348-1728 900 Lafayette Street
Suite 201
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Free ConsultationEmployment and Arbitration & Mediation
The University of Chicago Law School
Sebastian Miller focuses on representing workers in employment litigation on a contingency-fee basis. He litigates both class actions as well as single-plaintiff cases. He has achieved excellent results for many clients. More details are available at www.sebastianmillerlaw.com. Sebastian often speaks and writes about developments in employment law. For example, his work has appeared in the California Labor & Employment Law Review and the Daily Journal. Sebastian has been quoted by Law360 and has appeared on panels hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Labor and Employment Section of the California Bar as...
Katherine Debski
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(650) 378-1472 Bain Mazza & Debski LLP
951 Mariner's Island Blvd., Ste. 300
San Mateo, CA 94404
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
University of Michigan Law School
***Please note than any testimonials or endorsements found on this page do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your specific matter.*** Katie has over a decade of experience practicing general civil and employment litigation, representing individuals and small businesses in litigation, arbitration and administrative proceedings before state and local agencies. Katie has successfully handled cases in state and federal courts involving a comprehensive array of claims, including wage and hour, breach of contract; workplace harassment; discrimination based on age, disability, sex, race, national origin, religious creed, and other protected categories; retaliation; violations of the...
Laurence Louis Spitters Jr
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(408) 293-0463 96 North Third Street, Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95112
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Insurance Claims
Washington University
Edward A. Kraus
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment, Business, Criminal and Environmental
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - Berkeley
Ed Kraus is a shareholder with Silicon Valley Law Group. For over 20 years he has represented individuals, small and large companies in a variety of civil and criminal litigation matters. Ed has successfully handled litigation involving employment issues, real estate, construction, commercial disputes, contract issues, unfair competition and Americans with Disabilities Act claims on behalf of businesses. Ed also handles a wide variety of criminal litigation including representing individuals and corporations accused of grand theft, embezzlement, real estate fraud, insurance fraud, environmental, trade secret violations, driving under the influence, other driving related charges and other general criminal matters.

Ed believes...
Michael W. Stebbins
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment, Business, IP and Trademarks
Santa Clara University
Michael Stebbins is a shareholder with Silicon Valley Law Group and the Chair of its Business and IP Litigation and Employment Groups. His practice focuses primarily on employment, intellectual property and commercial disputes. He has extensive litigation and trial experience in matters involving trade secret theft, employee solicitation, technology licensing, IP infringement, false advertising, earn-out issues, unfair competition, shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, trade libel, harassment, discrimination, wage and hour issues, and wrongful termination. He has also litigated complex matters involving real estate leases, construction contracts and insurance coverage.

A significant portion of Michael’s practice also involves...
Elena Rivkin Franz
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Santa Clara, CA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(408) 940-5360 900 Lafayette Street
Suite 509
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
I am a real estate and business law attorney. I limit my practice to these areas, which include things from setting up HOAs, to neighbor issues, to construction, and real estate fraud. My background is in real estate, where I was a real estate appraiser, property manager, and project manager for condominium conversions and other real estate developments. I understand the hurdles you face on a daily basis if you are a real estate owner, investor, contractor or developer. A large segment of my client base are small business owners. I understand that you want simple answers...
Elizabeth M. 'Lisa' Peck
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 332-5792 111 North Market St., Ste 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment and Civil Rights
Brian Barnhorst
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(408) 436-0789 1754 Technology Dr
#122
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Real Estate
University of San Diego School of Law and Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Thomas C. Walker
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Pleasanton, CA Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(925) 264-1212 4900 Hopyard Road
Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationEmployment
Solely dedicated to employee-side employment law and litigation since 2004; fighting discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other unlawful employment practices. Consultative engagements relating to severance and exit strategy are routine projects, having representing 100s of Silicon Valley employees.
Steven Michael Fink
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(408) 256-2979 160 W. Santa Clara Street
Suite 1180
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Though he began his career practicing Entertainment Law in Los Angeles, Mr. Fink and his wife traded the glamour of Hollywood for the San Jose area' s charms. That early exposure to big city, high-pressure civil cases has served him well, particularly when dealing with the complex issues involved in contemporary employment cases. Mr. Fink is a partner in Mesirow & Fink, a small but energetic and creative law firm founded in 1976. Mr. Fink is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley's Boalt Hall, and he has six times been selected by San Jose Magazine as one of the...
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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Robert Salinas
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California Employment Law Attorney

University of California, Berkeley School of LawCalifornia
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Stephen M. Fuerch
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Pleasanton, CA Employment Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(925) 463-1073 7901 Stoneridge Dr
#401
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Medical Malpractice
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
April Spitzer Glatt
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(650) 573-9500 66 Bovet Road
Suite 280
San Mateo, CA 94402
Employment, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
April practices civil litigation specializing in employment law, estate planning and probate litigation,transportation law and real estate transactions. She is a strategic thinker and advocate who is focused on providing exceptional customer service while solving and preventing legal problems. April is a former Assistant State's Attorney in Illinois and worked as a Staff Attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit in Illinois. She also worked for the San Diego District Attorney's Office.
Ronald C. Chauvel
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(650) 573-9500 66 Bovet Road
Suite 280
San Mateo, CA 94402
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Workers' Comp
UC Hastings COL
After practicing for a successful San Francisco financial district law firm for ten years, Ronald started his own practice in 1988. His primary practice areas include business representation, business formations, conversions, acquisitions, sales and mergers, real estate and transportation law, and estate planning. He specializes in representing small to medium sized entities in various industries, including real estate, transportation and logistics, and start-up technology and commercial enterprises. Estate planning services are provided for business owners and their families.
Dixon Ray Howell
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(408) 979-7800 1800 Hamilton Ave, Suite 240
San Jose, CA 95125
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Very experienced and highly ("AV") rated business lawyer. Offer the experience of a large firm and the responsiveness of a start up.
Asma Bashir
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(408) 436-0789 1754 Technology Dr
#122
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Immigration
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Shivani Sutaria
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Attorney
(408) 406-8208 7 W. 41st Ave - #424
San Mateo, CA 94403
Employment and Business
University of San Francisco School of Law
Jaclyn M. Ford Esq.
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mark Walter Hostetter
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
181 Devine Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Attorney Mark Hostetter has earned a reputation for creatively using complex law as a means to solve problems and achieve his clients' goals. Mr. Hostetter is proud to note that many of his clients are small business owners, immigrants, and people with disabilities asserting their civil rights. Mr. Hostetter is able to keep fees reasonable as an independent practitioner. However, we also have a network of top attorneys with whom we may associate if a case is unusually complex or goes all the way to trial, as in our recent discrimination case against the U.S. Department...
Linda Hendrix McPharlin
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(408) 293-1900 160 West Santa Clara St., Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
After decades as a business and employment law counselor and successful trial attorney, Linda McPharlin has learned that the most satisfied clients are not those who win in court after bruising if not brutal years in litigation, but those who resolve disputes before litigation takes over their lives, and their finances. She now focuses her trial acumen and considerable negotiating skills on conflict resolution at the earliest possible stage, ideally before a lawsuit is even filed. For her employer clients, her conflict resolution practice takes many forms, with an eye to business realities as well as legal...
Damian R. Castaneda
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(408) 998-5888 2131 The Alameda
Ste C
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
I have a passion and love for what I do. At Castaneda & Company, we represent individuals and small businesses in the areas of business law, contracts, employment, fraud, and real estate. After I filed a lawsuit in October 2007 against Apple™ and AT&T over the iPhone™, I was featured on websites around the world including Businessweek.com, Forbes.com, MSNBC.com, and the USAToday.com.

We have gone up against Stanford University, Google, Adobe, and Bank of America. Despite these big names, the majority of our clients are ordinary people and small business owners. We like representing the underdog and we like beating the...
Jane Kow
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience

New York University School of Law9th Circuit, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California and California
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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.