Rainbow, California Employment Lawyers

David C. Hawkes Esq.
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience

University of San Diego School of LawCalifornia and U.S. District Court Southern District of California
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Dr.  Peter Marc Schaeffer Esq.
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Temecula , CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(800) 750-0111 43537 Ridgepark Dr.
Suite 100
Temecula , CA 92590
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.
Brian W Freeman
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Temecula, CA Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(844) 428-4563 41593 Winchester Rd
Ste 200 PMB 213
Temecula, CA 92590
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.
Jonathan Curtis Fuller
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Temecula, CA Employment Law Attorney with 4 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
Don Featherstone
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Temecula, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(951) 541-9277 41955 4th Street, Suite 310
Temecula, CA 92590
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...
John A. Messina Jr.
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Murrieta, CA Employment Law Attorney with 24 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...
Russell Steven Kohn
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Oceanside, CA Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(760) 721-8182 Kohn Law Office
2170 S El Camino Real, Suite 201
Oceanside, CA 92054
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Products Liability
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Russell S. Kohn was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 2, 1959. He attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona from which he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in 1981 and his Juris Doctor Degree in 1984. He was admitted to practice law in Arizona in 1984 and in California in 1985. He has limited his practice to representing injured victims in personal injury matters since 1987. Mr. Kohn is a lawyer for people, and does not represent businesses, corporations or insurance companies. He enjoys the personal and professional satisfactions that comes from helping injured people...
Samuel G. Lockhart
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Murrieta, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 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.
San Marcos, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(760) 891-1240 300 Rancheros Drive
Suite 375
San Marcos, CA 92069
Employment
Univ of San Diego School of Law
San Marcos, CA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(760) 304-6000 1 Civic Center Dr
San Marcos, CA 92069
Employment and Education
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Oceanside, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(619) 744-2293 900 San Diego St
Oceanside, CA 92058
Employment, Antitrust, Business and IP
University of San Diego School of Law
Robert A. Odell
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California Employment Law Attorney

Chapman University Fowler School of LawCalifornia and United States District Court, Central District of California
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San Marcos, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(760) 304-6000 1 Civic Center Dr
San Marcos, CA 92069
Employment and Education
Univ of Iowa COL
Oceanside, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(619) 744-2269 900 San Diego St
Oceanside, CA 92058
Employment
University of San Diego School of Law
San Marcos, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(760) 891-1240 300 Rancheros Drive
Suite 375
San Marcos, CA 92069
Employment
Oceanside, CA Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(760) 505-7301 3713 Hillview Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Employment
Western State Univ
Tina K Gehres
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 333-2420 4275 Executive Square
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92037
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Estate Planning and IP
Saint Louis University School of Law
Tina K. Gehres is the President and founder of Gehres Law Group, P.C., which she formed to provide affordable legal services to small businesses and individuals in the state of California. With more than two and a half decades of legal and business experience, Ms. Gehres has held a broad range of roles including Corporate Counsel, Director of Human Resources, Law Firm Partner, Legal Consultant, and Senior Accountant. Today, she has positioned herself as a valuable asset to clients as a small business attorney in San Diego and surrounding areas. Ms. Gehres has been a licensed attorney since 1997...
Gregory G. Brown
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Irvine, CA Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(800) 237-8129 420 Exchange
Suite 270
Irvine, CA 92602
Employment, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of San Diego School of Law
A native of Southern California and a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, Gregory G. Brown is one of less than 140 lawyers in California to be certified as a Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy. He has devoted his practice to civil and jury trial litigation, taking on cases involving business, commercial or corporate litigation as well as those involving contract actions, fraud, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition and false advertising, and corporate litigation. He also serves clients in divorce and personal injury cases. After his graduation from law school in 1987, Mr. Brown practiced Kring...
Ryan B. Noory
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(213) 986-7266 10th Floor
350 10th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Business
Harvard Law School
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Jonathan S. Dennis
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Irvine, CA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(949) 408-3000 19200 Von Karman Ave
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Loyola Law School
Jonathan Dennis was born and raised in Los Angeles, California (Oakwood HS in North Hollywood). Mr. Dennis obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance from the University of Southern California in 1999. In 2006, Mr. Dennis obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Mr. Dennis was admitted to the State of California Bar in 2007. Mr. Dennis also has been admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the Central District California. Mr. Dennis’ practice emphasizes both prosecuting and defending a wide range of federal and state civil litigation...
Tamara S. Freeze
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(619) 606-6076 12526 High Bluff Dr
#300
San Diego, CA 92130
Free ConsultationEmployment, Entertainment & Sports and International
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Tamara S. Freeze is highly experienced in labor and employment matters as well as general civil litigation, including contract disputes, intellectual property, and sports and entertainment law. Before opening her own practice, she worked for several big law firms in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Orange County. Ms. Freeze is comfortable litigating cases and representing clients throughout California. Ms. Freeze has substantial experience representing clients in discrimination and harassment disputes, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, and for unpaid compensation and benefits. Ms. Freeze frequently advises employees on the hiring and termination, the enforcement of company policies and practices, labor-management relations, wage...
Timothy George McFarlin
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Irvine, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(949) 544-2640 4 Park Plaza
Ste 1025
Irvine, CA 92614
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
University of California, Davis, School of Law
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Alicia Irene Dearn
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(800) 449-8992 5405 Morehouse Dr, Ste 110
San Diego, CA 92121
Employment, Appeals, Business and Real Estate
University of San Diego and University of Washington School of Law
Alicia I. Dearn is the founder of Bellatrix PC, a woman-owned, business facing law firm with offices in Saint Louis, Missouri and San Diego, California. Bellatrix PC handles lawsuits and business transactions and gives legal advice in business, employment, real estate, civil litigation and election law. Ms. Dearn is an experienced trial lawyer and businesswoman. Acting as an outsourced general counsel for many of her clients, Dearn takes pride in being a part of their internal business teams. Her clients come from a diverse portfolio of industries: manufacturing, restaurants, political, retail, software and staffing organizations. Under Ms. Dearn’s leadership,...
Daren Harris Lipinsky
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 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”...
Marc Homme
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Palm desert, CA Employment Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(760) 568-5694 74-361 hwy 111
suite 12
Palm desert, CA 92260
Employment, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Represented both major and small contractors and subcontractors throughout Southern California for over 40 years. Phi Beta Kappa and Judge Pro Tem.
Jason E. Turner
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Irvine, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(949) 864-6234 46 Corporate Park, Suite 110
Irvine, CA 92606
Employment, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
Western State University College of Law
Mr. Turner is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney with over 19 years of experience handling a wide range of civil litigation matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in the California courts. In addition, Mr. Turner has acted as personal counsel to numerous individuals and companies, helping them to create/revise/negotiate contracts, prepare appropriate policies, investigate claims, and avoid litigation. Further, Mr. Turner serves as an arbitrator and mediator to help bring matters to a expedient resolution. Having handled matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants provides Mr. Turner with the ability to analyze matters from...
Thomas Nowland
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Newport Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(949) 221-0005 4600 Campus Dr #103
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Whittier Coll School of Law
I bring a unique approach to business matters and complex business litigation through my years of hands on personal experience in the business of construction and other business ventures. This experience allows me to advise business clients about real world problems and the solutions that really work in today's business climate. Timely settlement of business litigation and other legal problems will further the businesses goals and work to rid the business of wasted time and money. Documenting the actions that resulted in these legal problems will work to make the business more profitable and knowledgeable in the...
Marta M. Fernandez
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Irvine, CA Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(949) 623-7260 3 Park Plaza
#1100
Irvine, CA 92614
Employment and Business
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
George Azadian
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Newport Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(949) 662-5405 620 Newport Center Dr.
Suite 1100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEmployment
UCLA School of Law
George S. Azadian practices in the area of employment law, exclusively representing employees. His work focuses on cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, harassment, and wage & hour disputes. In the past three years alone, Mr. Azadian has recovered over $30,000,000 for his clients. He is highly regarded as one of the best Los Angeles employment lawyers & wrongful termination lawyers.
Raj Patel
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(951) 394-3640 2155 Chicago Ave., #305
Riverside, CA 92508
Employment and Workers' Comp
California Southern Law School
Attorney Patel has more than 15 years of experience and has worked on both sides (Defense and Applicant) of the workers' compensation arena, which gives him an edge in getting his clients what they deserve for benefits and medical treatment.

Mr. Patel is a well-versed, experienced, and practical attorney. He pays particular attention to detail and communicates regularly with his clients. His office is equipped with a Spanish interpreter and Spanish-speaking staff. He is very involved in local communities and businesses. Simply put: employment law/workers’ compensation is his passion, and he is still looking to answer why employers would ever engage...
Jordon Harlan
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(619) 870-0802 363 5th Avenue
Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
University of San Diego School of Law
Jordon practices personal injury in Durango, Colorado and its surrounding areas. He is available for a free consultation to discuss your questions and your case. Jordon attended University of San Diego School of Law. There, he was invited to compete nationally on both his law school's trial team and appellate moot court team. During the same period, Jordon also interned for the San Diego District Attorney's Office and externed for the Honorable John A. Houston of the Southern District of California. While previously working as a defense attorney for the insurance companies he now prosecutes, Jordon learned...
Paul Jacobs
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Irvine, CA Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(949) 645-7300 2151 Michelson Drive
Suite 168
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Insurance Defense
University of San Diego School of Law
Attorney Paul Jacobs is a 38 year business lawyer specializing in business litigation. His legal background includes serving as corporate counsel for Thrifty Corporation in Los Angeles. Thrifty Corporation was the parent company for Thrifty Drug Stores, Payless Drug Stores, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Gart Sporting Goods, Crown Books, Trak Auto and Newman Importing. Mr. Jacobs also served as Senior Trial Counsel for the distinguished law firm of Haight, Brown & Bonesteel. While at that firm, Mr. Jacobs represented many high-profile clients, including the State of California, IBM, Carls Jr., Leviton Manufacturing and the Koll Company. ...
David Dene Murray
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Newport Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(949) 833-8021 1300 Bristol St N
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Immigration and International
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
With offices located in Orange County, California, just south of Los Angeles, the Law Offices of David D. Murray has been concentrating in the areas of U.S. Immigration Law, U.S. & International Business Transactions, Contracts, Formation of Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, Joint Ventures, Business Buyouts, and Litigation & Dispute Resolution, since 1978. The Law Offices of David D. Murray is rated A/V by Martindale Hubbell for adherence to the highests standards of professional conduct. skills, ethics, expertise, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. Our firm finds solutions to litigation, business transactional problems, and...
Houman Fakhimi
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Attorney with 20 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.
Richard Edward Quintilone II
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Lake Forest, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 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.
Mr. John Bisnar
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Attorney with 40 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...
Kashif Haque
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Irvine, CA Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(949) 379-6250 9811 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618
Employment
Washington Univ School of Law
Kashif Haque is a trial attorney and one of the founding attorneys of Aegis Law Firm. He has obtained millions of dollars on behalf of his clients through trial, arbitration and settlement. As a result of his success in and out of the courtroom, he has been selected as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Orange County (regardless of practice area) by Super Lawyers/Thomson Reuters. He has been named one of the Top Five Employment Attorneys in Orange County by OC Metro magazine for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. The publishers of Los Angeles Magazine and Law &...
David C. Hawkes Esq.
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La Jolla, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(858) 775-7515 800 Silverado St
2nd Floor
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Consumer and Estate Planning
University of San Diego School of Law
Damian J. Nassiri
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Attorney with 14 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.
Brian Doster Chase
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 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...
Griffin Schindler
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Aliso Viejo, CA Employment Law Attorney
(949) 421-3030 85 Enterprise
310
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Employment, Business, IP and Real Estate
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Griffin Schindler, Esq., associate attorney at Jafari Law Group, practices in the areas of intellectual property and employment law. He is an Eagle Scout who graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Griffin was actively involved with the on-campus organization Sursum Corda whose focus was to help better society through service.

Following his undergraduate education, Griffin received his J.D. from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in Orange, California. During law school, Griffin spent two and a half years as the research assistant for his...
Vincent D Howard
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Santa Ana, CA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(800) 872-5925 1851 E First St
#650
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationEmployment, Foreclosure Defense, Personal Injury and Probate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
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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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