Palo Alto, California Employment Lawyers

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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Michael W. Stebbins
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience

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... Read More »
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Kathryn E. Barrett
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Dedicated & Experienced Attorney! Employment Law Representation with Expertise!

I am committed to exceptional counsel and representation for employment law matters! I will provide determined and skilled advocacy for your legal needs! Visit my website for results and reviews, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Edward A. Kraus
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Experienced, Efficient and Cost-Effective Employment Law Attorney! Call Now!

For over 20 years, I have aggressively represented clients in employment law matters. I am committed to advocating for the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for reviews and results, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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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
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
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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
Damian R. Castaneda
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(408) 998-5888 2131 The Alameda
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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...
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.
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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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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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...
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...
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
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...
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.
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...
Joseph Ainley Esq.
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(800) 460-8528 28 North First Street
Suite 520-540
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment
Univ of Georgia School of Law
At Ainley Law, we are specialists in the field of employment law and we use our skill, experience, judgment, and record of success to obtain the best possible result for you in any employment related matter. We are employee advocates and we are passionate about what we do. Our goal in every case is to ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated for the wrong done to you by your current or former employer.
Michael J. Shea
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Employment, Business, Communications and Real Estate
Harvard Law School
Thomas C. Walker
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Santa Clara, CA Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(650) 889-4090 Sutie 203
Santa Clara, CA 95134
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.
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
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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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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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
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
Suzanne King Nusbaum
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Los Gatos, CA Employment Law Attorney with 47 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...
Jerald Patrick Grainger
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Burlingame, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(650) 692-7350 1512 Black Mountain Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
Employment and Workers' Comp
University of San Francisco School of Law and College of San Mateo
Kevin Panahi
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Attorney
(888) 538-8187 300 S 1st St #229
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Samuel Barry Rudolph
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Hayward, CA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(510) 886-4876 22762 Main St
Hayward, CA 94541
Employment
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
We represent employees with all claims, including wrongful termination, whistleblower-retaliation, wage & hour, discrimination and harassment. Serving the San Francisco Bay Area, including Silicon Valley. Please visit our website at www.samuelrudolphlaw.com
Rolando William Pasquali
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Burlingame, CA Employment Law Attorney
(650) 579-0100 1220 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Employment, Business and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Roger Lee McLean
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(408) 553-9810 1101 South Winchester Blvd, Suite K230
San Jose, CA 95128
Employment and Workers' Comp
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Pinakin Milind Masurekar
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(650) 353-7744 2570 N 1st St, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95131
Employment, Business, International and Securities
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and Government Law College
Jonathan Donald Matthews
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San Leandro, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(415) 283-6320 13885 Doolittle Drive, #105
San Leandro, CA 94577
Employment, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
Stanford Univ Law School
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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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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Michael Hsueh
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(408) 418-4672 111 North Market Street, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment
Cornell University
Alexander Koret Abraham
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Foster City, CA Employment Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(650) 400-7812 1056 Windjammer Circle
N/A
Foster City, CA 94404-3057
Employment, Appeals and Arbitration & Mediation
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Bruno Tarabichi
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(408) 298-8200 111 N. Market St., Suite 730
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment, Business and IP
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Bruno Tarabichi's practice focuses on intellectual property counseling, prosecution, and litigation.
Sean Olender
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(408) 797-0000 4030 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 234
San Jose, CA 95117
Employment and Immigration
University of San Diego School of Law
Stanley R. Apps
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Attorney
(310) 709-3966 1950 Elkhorn Ct., Unit 147
San Mateo, CA 94403
Employment, Civil Rights and Education
New York University School of Law
Mark N. Shebby
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Attorney
(408) 995-5044 777 N 1st St
Suite 325
San Jose, CA 95112
Employment, Criminal and Family
Tim Reed
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Campbell, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(408) 879-2628 1999 S. Bascom Ave, Suite 700
Campbell, CA 95008
Employment
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(650) 843-7248 2 Palo Alto Square
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Employment
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(650) 843-7520 2 Palo Alto Square
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Employment, Business and Health Care
University of San Francisco School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Employment Law Attorney
(650) 328-8500 1900 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Employment, Antitrust, Business and IP
Santa Clara University School of Law
Rocio Toriz
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California Employment Law Lawyer

University of San Francisco 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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(650) 725-9200
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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.


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