Palo Alto, California Employment Lawyers

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.
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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.
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Edward A. Kraus
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California Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience

Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - BerkeleyCalifornia
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Anderson Lam
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California Employment Law Lawyer

University of California, Berkeley School of Law
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Jeffrey Charles Miller
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Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Attorney with 39 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...
C. Matthew Schulz
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Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Attorney
(650) 856-5528 660 Hansen Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(650) 493-9300 650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment and Business
Harvard Law School
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 55 years experience
(650) 320-4877 650 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment, Business and Real Estate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Attorney
(650) 843-5058 3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(650) 843-7530 2 Palo Alto Square
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Employment, Business and Communications
Stanford University Law School
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(650) 849-3261 650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment and Business
University of Virginia School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Attorney
(650) 320-4604 650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment and Business
Yale Law School
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(650) 565-3620 650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment
Harvard Law School
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(650) 565-3603 650 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment
Stanford Law School
Michael W. Stebbins
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience

Santa Clara UniversityCalifornia
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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.
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Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(650) 843-5371 3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(650) 843-5054 3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(650) 843-7555 2 Palo Alto Square
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Employment, Business and Communications
University of Minnesota Law School
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(650) 320-4818 650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment and Business
University of Chicago Law School
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(650) 843-5020 3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment
Stanford Law School
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(650) 843-5115 3175 Hanover St.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment and Business
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(650) 565-3617 650 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment
Georgetown University Law Center and Syracuse University College of Law
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(650) 320-4547 650 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment and Business
New York University School of Law and University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Attorney
(650) 565-3809 650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment and Business
Santa Clara University School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(650) 849-3470 650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Employment
Santa Clara University School of Law
Kathryn E. Barrett
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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Jaclyn M. Ford Esq.
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California Employment Law Lawyer

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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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.
Scott Adam Berman
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REDWOOD CITY, CA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(650) 843-1900 2055 WOODSIDE RD
STE 110
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94061-3366
Employment, Business and Insurance Claims
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
I have extensive experience in employment, business, insurance and real estate litigation. In 1997, I graduated Order of the Coif (top 10%) from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. I clerked for the Honorable Maxine M. Chesney of the United States District Court, Northern District of California in 1999 and the Honorable Robert Boochever of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2001. I practiced insurance law as an associate with Sonnenshein Nath & Rosenthal and employment law as an associate at Heller Ehrman. I focused on real estate litigation while working...
Stephen Chase Gerrish
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Los Altos, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(650) 327-4200 400 Main St, #250
Los Altos, CA 94022
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
Willamette Univ COL
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.
Norman Blumenthal
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 42 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 12 years experience
(408) 660-3928 1250 Oakmead Parkway
Suite 210
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Securities and Tax
Daniel Janjua
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Santa Clara, CA Employment Law Attorney with 6 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.
Wen-Ching Lin
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Sunnyvale, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(408) 459-9828 1030 E. El Camino Real
Suite 288
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Employment, Business and Trademarks
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Ruth Silver Taube
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Sunnyvale, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(408) 737-2313 1339 Pauline Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Free ConsultationEmployment
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Matthew Jon Miller
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Sunnyvale, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 746-5470 1111 W. El Camino Real
Suite 109-371
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
University of California - Los Angeles
It can be a very trying and stressful time when you find yourself in need of an attorney. Not only are you concerned about your particular legal issue, but like most people, you are concerned about the relationship you will have with your attorney and the fees that will be charged. Let's face it, lawyers, like politicians, have a bad reputation. People worry their attorney will not take their case seriously, or will try to squeeze every dime they can out of the case. I understand these feelings and concerns. Unfortunately, they are far too often justified. Before I became a...
Rocio Toriz
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California Employment Law Lawyer

University of San Francisco School of LawCalifornia
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Mark R. Figueiredo Esq.
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Leslie Leone
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Burlingame, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 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.

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Ronald C. Chauvel
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 40 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.
Sebastian L. Miller
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Santa Clara, CA Employment Law Attorney with 9 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...
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
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
Mark R. Figueiredo Esq.
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 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
Steven Michael Fink
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 47 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...
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...
Elena Rivkin Franz
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Santa Clara, CA Employment Law Attorney with 12 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...
Suzanne King Nusbaum
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Los Gatos, CA Employment Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(408) 399-2688 119 Millrich Dr
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and IP
Boston Univ School of Law and Santa Clara University
Judge Suzanne K. Nusbaum (Ret.) brings a wealth of experience to her ADR practice. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, with specialized expertise in commercial contract, employment, health care, real estate and intellectual property matters, she serves on many ADR panels, including the American Arbitration Association's National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services (AAMS), the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Kaiser Permanente, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Judge Nusbaum arbitrates and mediates legal fee disputes for the State...
Jane Kow
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 24 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.