Richmond, California Employment Lawyers

Bobby Devadoss
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Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Bobby Devadoss formerly worked as an attorney for the Federal Labor Relations Authority and later took a position with the Federal Aviation Administration before opening his own law firm. With offices in Dallas,... 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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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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Robert Salinas
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California Employment Law Attorney

University of California, Berkeley School of LawCalifornia
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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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Len Watkins
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Richmond, CA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 237-6916 125 Park Place
Suite 210
Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationEmployment, Antitrust, Business and IP
University of San Francisco School of Law
A resident of Oakland, Len spent much of his legal career with prestigious, top-ranked, San Francisco law firms. Mr. Watkins brings the same level of expertise, and standard of excellence, to his practice in the East Bay. Focusing on consumer bankruptcy and business law, Mr. Watkins’ depth of experience and training include: A Masters of Business Administration, concentrating on finance, from the University of California, at Davis A stock brokerage license (inactive) from the National Association of Securities Dealers A California Real Estate Broker’s license Previous Experience Business Attorney Norris & Norris (now...
Te'Reisha N. Graves
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Point Richmond, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(510) 234-2808 145 Park Place, Suite A
Point Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationEmployment, Family and Personal Injury
Florida A&M University College of Law
Te’Reisha N. Graves is a Richmond, California native. Ms. Graves is committed to ensuring her clients receive zealous representation from start to finish. Ms. Graves fights tirelessly to find solutions to resolve each client’s unique matter. She effectively communicates with her clients throughout their case to make certain they are not left in the dark. Ms. Graves demonstrates a high degree of care and compassion when dealing with her clients.

Ms. Graves graduated from California State University, East Bay, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Criminal Justice Administration. After graduation, Ms. Graves attended John F....
John Ward Schilt
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Point Richmond, CA Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(510) 234-2808 145 Park Place
Suite A
Point Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Richmond, CA Employment Law Attorney with 44 years experience
1201 Brickyard Way Apt 107
Richmond, CA 94801
Employment
University of San Francisco School of Law
El Sobrante, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(510) 734-7356 7 Harrison Ct
El Sobrante, CA 94803
Employment
Univ of Michigan Law Sch
Richmond, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(510) 620-6509 450 Civic Center Plaza
PO Box 4046
Richmond, CA 94804
Employment
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Richmond, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(510) 558-4230 2501 Rydin Rd Fl 2S
Richmond, CA 94850
Employment
UC Hastings COL
Richmond, CA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(510) 620-6509 450 Civic Center Plz
Richmond, CA 94804
Employment
UC Hastings COL
El Sobrante, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(650) 270-4353 5224 Coach Dr
El Sobrante, CA 94803
Employment
George Washington Univ LS
Richmond, CA Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
5437 Columbia Ave
Richmond, CA 94804
Employment and International
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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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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Jennifer R. Lovko
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Berkeley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(510) 859-7377 1061 Eastshore Highway, Suite 206
Berkeley, CA 94710
Employment, Business, Consumer and Medical Malpractice
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Rae has extensive experience, having successfully represented hundreds of clients throughout her career. At Lovko & King, her focus is on providing client-focused representation at an affordable price.
Ike M. Kaludi
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Albany, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(415) 967-4900 828 San Pablo Ave
Ste 109
Albany, CA 94706
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Attorney Ike Kaludi and the experts at California Law Group have represented hundreds of injured victims and employees throughout California. He handles all stages of litigation and insurance negotiations to help you and your family deal with the serious and complex legal challenges affecting your livelihood and well-being.

Recognized for his professionalism and service, Ike has earned top ratings on Super Lawyers, Avvo, and other client and peer review sources, and received many positive reviews and referrals from those we have served. Ike possesses extensive experience in a variety of legal areas and insurance practices, including:

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Michael Paul Ehline
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(888) 400-9721 50 Francisco St
#460
San Francisco, CA 94133
Free ConsultationEmployment, Elder, Personal Injury and Products Liability
UWLA
Getting banged up in a Los Angeles accident can happen at any time. You could also have an injury at sea on a floating city like a cruise ship. Your injuries could occur in any other city or town in California. It may be from the neglect of some another entity, or individual's negligence. Their failure to exercise due diligence or foresight means that you are entitled to receive compensation for the injuries and other damages you incurred. Whether you're involved in an auto collision, motorcycle accident, pedestrian run down. You're emphatically urged to obtain sharp, expert legal services of...
Norman Blumenthal
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(415) 935-3957 1750 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
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...
Glicel E. Sumagaysay
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Emeryville, CA Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(510) 588-8855 1900 Powell Street
Suite 600
Emeryville, CA 94608
Employment
University of San Francisco School of Law
The Law Office of Glicel Sumagaysay handles employment matters for individual and former employees. Ms. Sumagaysay's practice consists of: Federal employee representation in Merit Systems Protection Board (“MSPB”) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") matters; employer-employee negotiations; discrimination on the basis of sex, race and other protected statuses; discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), Department of Fair Housing and Employment (“DFEH”) and courts; wage and hour matters with the Department of Labor Standards and Enforcement (“DLSE”) and courts; small business employer compliance with above types of matters.
Sean Hogle
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San Rafael, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(415) 287-3207 Lerman Law Building
802 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Employment, Antitrust, Business and Communications
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Sean's law practice is focused primarily on technology ventures, such as software, wireless telecommunications, and Internet-related companies, as well as firms in the visual effects, concept art and emerging media space. Sean's seventeen years of diverse legal experience make him well-suited to act as a "virtual general counsel" to his venture clients, guiding such enterprises through the complex legal and regulatory environment of the United States and abroad--and in all stages of growth, from founding to IPO. Having closed countless complex technology transactions with numerous Fortune 100 companies worldwide, Sean has become the consummate deal lawyer, bringing to the table an...
Janelle J. Smith
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Berkeley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(510) 398-0733 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
University of San Francisco School of Law
I help clients with their employment, business, and start-up needs. I also represent clients involved in civil litigation. Please contact me to find out how I can help you with your legal needs.
J.E.B. Pickett
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Greenbrae, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(415) 461-6400 100 Drakes Landing Rd, Suite 275
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Employment, Appeals, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Twenty-four-year career of cost-efficient litigation, management, and resolution of large dockets of a wide variety of thorny, high-exposure disputes up to $200 million. More than twelve years focused on employment law, with previous experience in intellectual property, products liability, and insured claims. Entrusted to: • Weigh risks and benefits of legal proceedings and assessment of settlement strategies • Run efficient teams with emphasis on streamlining processes and developing internal talent to full potential • Legal research, writing, argument of motions including summary judgment, class certification • Manage experts, reduce legal spend, and win on a shoe-string budget • Handle all aspects of...
Eric Francis Pierson
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(917) 940-0202 4096 Piedmont Avenue, #701
Oakland, CA 94611
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and IP
Stanford University
Eric Pierson is a practical and results-oriented generalist attorney with over twenty years of law firm and in-house experience and a proven track record of success as a strategic business partner and trusted advisor.

Prior to starting his own firm, Eric spent over twelve years in-house in New York as a corporate generalist and lead U.S. attorney supporting the Americas division of Mitsui, a Fortune Global 500 Japanese multinational conglomerate. Previously he practiced at San Francisco-based McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen and its successor firm, Bingham McCutchen, for ten years, primarily as a litigator focused on intellectual property and contract...
Deborah Marie Kochan
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Berkeley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 649-1130 1680 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
Employment and Civil Rights
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Rocio Toriz
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California Employment Law Lawyer

University of San Francisco School of LawCalifornia
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Ann Surapruik
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California Employment Law Lawyer

UCLA School of LawCalifornia
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Berne Reuben
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Berkeley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(510) 981-0143 2222 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Employment and Civil Rights
Boalt Hall (University of Berkeley School of Law) and Golden Gate University School of Law
Alexander Stern
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Berkeley, CA Employment Law Attorney
(415) 964-1115 PO Box 9437
Berkeley, CA 94709
Employment, Communications and Consumer
University of California - Berkeley
Anthony Sperber
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Berkeley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(510) 845-8844 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Employment
U of San Francisco School of Law
Kelly Armstrong
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Sausalito, CA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(866) 590-6082 302 Caledonia Street
Suite 4
Sausalito, CA 94965
Employment and Civil Rights
U of San Francisco School of Law
Stephen Fredrick Henry
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Berkeley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(510) 898-1883 2625 Alcatraz Ave,. No. 615
Berkeley, CA 94705
Employment, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
Diana Maier
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Corte Madera, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(415) 515-1707 770 Tamalpais Drive
Suite 321
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Employment
Leslie Leone
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Mill Valley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
20 Sunnyside Avenue, Suite A
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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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Charles M. Louderback
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 615-0200 345 California Street Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
U of San Francisco School of Law
Charles M. Louderback is the founder of Louderback Law Group specializing in all areas of employment litigation and commercial litigation. As a trial lawyer with 30 years of experience, Mr. Louderback has successfully tried a wide range of employment issues in both state and federal courts including wrongful termination in violation of public policy, breach of contract, retaliation, harassment, discrimination based on race, age, national origin, religion, and gender, together with wage and hour violations.

Mr. Louderback's experience as a trial lawyer for business litigation matters is also extensive and includes all forms of business torts, contract actions, fraud,...
Alan Adelman
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(415) 956-1376 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 3340
San Francisco, CA 94108
Free ConsultationEmployment
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
For over twenty years I have focused my entire legal practice on exclusively representing employees in a wide variety of employment matters, including wrongful terminations, unpaid wages, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, defamation and severance negotiations. I handle all lawsuits on a contingency fee basis, meaning that I do not charge a fee in a litigation if I do not secure a recovery on behalf of my client. I have advocated on behalf of several hundred employees in State and Federal Court and have completed nearly twenty trials.
Erik J Christensen
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Walnut Creek, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(925) 932-2468 1255 Treat Blvd
#600
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals and Business
University of California - Hastings College of the Law and University of California - Irvine
Erik is rated one of California's rising stars in the field of Labor and Employment Law by the American Institute of Legal Advocates. In addition to labor and employment.

Erik is a graduate of UC Hastings, College of the Law, where he worked at the California Supreme Court and at the First District Court of Appeal, two of the most prestigious opportunities provided to law students in California. Erik also served as a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Victim Impact Program (sometimes referred to as the “Special Victims Unit.”) His experience includes years of service with...
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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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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Taylor N. Burras
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 984-9662 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment and Business
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Taylor Burras is a Labor and Employment attorney. Her practice focuses on the hospitality and insurance industries.

Taylor has experience counseling and litigating on behalf of employers in matters relating to discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination, reduction in workforce, hiring, leaves of absence, and wage and hour issues. She has also handled matters before the Employment Development Department (EDD), Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the National Labor Relations Board. Taylor has successfully represented hotels, resorts and restaurants in numerous general and employment litigation matters. In the insurance industry, she has defended large insurance companies...
Steven Aaron Kronenberg
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(888) 504-0157 711 Van Ness Ave Ste 220
San Francisco, CA 94102
Employment, Consumer, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Temple Univ School of Law
Mr. Kronenberg's practice focuses on: - Catastrophic Injury: including representing people who consumed food allergens or pathogens, as well as workers who used defectively designed or manufactured food processing equipment, victims of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord trauma, nerve damage, and severe orthopedic injuries arising from construction accidents, industrial accidents, dangerous premises, auto accidents, wrongful death, governmental or public entity liability, and professional negligence. Mr. Kronenberg has more than a decade of experience litigating personal injury and product liability cases from their inception through trial and appeal. - Consumer Protection: litigating class action claims arising from...
Devin Coyle
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(510) 584-9020 1999 Harrison Street #1800
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
UCLA School of Law
Oakland, California-based civil rights lawyer representing employees and tenants in cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination.
Vincent Tong
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(510) 371-7835 409 Thirteenth Street
9th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Business, IP and Trademarks
Santa Clara University School of Law
Vincent Tong is an award winning, community oriented lawyer. He is the founder of TONG LAW, an employment business law firm located in beautiful downtown Oakland, California. Vincent exclusively represents employees in employment litigation and businesses in business-to-business disputes. In his business transactions practice, Vincent counsels individuals on forming and growing their social ventures. Connect with Vincent online at www.tong-law.com.
Rachel Bien
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 638-8810 One California Street
12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment
Brooklyn Law School
RACHEL BIEN, is a Partner at Outten & Golden LLP in Los Angeles, California, and a Co-Chair of its Class & Collective Action Practice Group.

Ms. Bien is an experienced litigator who has recovered millions of dollars in unpaid wages on behalf of her clients. She has represented tens of thousands of workers across many different industries in class and collective lawsuits. She was lead counsel in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., one of the first cases to argue that interns should be paid for their work on behalf of a private employer.

Ms. Bien is committed to protecting...
Ingrid M. Evans
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(888) 503-8267 3053 Fillmore Street #236
San Francisco, CA 94123
Employment, Consumer, Elder and Stockbroker Fraud
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Ingrid M. Evans is the founding partner of the Evans Law Firm. Ms. Evans is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, and was named as a Finalist for Consumer Attorney of the Year, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2009. Ingrid Evans is a veteran in the courtroom and was previously undefeated in jury trials as a former Deputy City Attorney for San Francisco. Ingrid Evans is an experienced litigator in state and federal courts and is licensed to practice law in California, the District of Columbia, and New York. Ms. Evans has been named as a 2010 Northern California Super Lawyers...
Stephanie Ann Doria
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(415) 421-1800 201 Mission Street
#1250
San Francisco, CA 94105
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Stephanie Doria is Of Counsel at Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP. She represents clients in employment law matters, including discrimination, sexual harassment, disability rights, breach of contract, wrongful termination, leave of absence claims, whistleblower/retaliation, wage and hour matters, and class action litigation. Stephanie has represented clients both state and federal court, in binding arbitration and in proceedings in front of the Fair Employment and Housing Commission. Prior to forming RHDT in 2005, Stephanie was a senior associate in the employment law department of Paul, Hastings , Janofsky & Walker LLP, one of the country’s premier law firms in...
Bryan Jeffrey Schwartz
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(888) 891-8489 1330 Broadway, Suite 1630
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals and Civil Rights
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Bryan Schwartz is an Oakland, California-based attorney dedicated to helping employees protect their rights in the workplace. He has fought prohibited discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, obtained reasonable accommodations for disabled employees, vindicated whistleblowers' rights, and ensured that corporations pay workers all wages they are owed. He has successfully litigated individual and class action complaints nationwide, helping to recover millions of dollars for thousands of employees, forcing corporations and Government agencies to change their practices and punish wrongdoers. Bryan Schwartz is also one of the few Bay Area-based attorneys with extensive experience representing Federal employees in their unique Merit Systems...
An Nguyen Ruda
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(415) 984-9613 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment and Business
Santa Clara University School of Law
Jessica Riggin
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
1939 Harrison Street, Ste 290
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEmployment
Columbia Law School
Jessica is a partner at Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP and specializes in litigating employment law cases on behalf of employees. From violations of wage and hour laws to sexual harassment and discrimination, Jessica has represented both individuals and groups of people in class actions. She also advises executives in pre-litigation matters such as severance agreements and employment agreements. If you have an employment law issue in the Bay Area, please contact her office today and set up a free consultation.
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.