San Benito County, California Employment Lawyers

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Jonathan H. Siegel
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Outstanding Success in Employment Law Representation! Skill & Experience!

I am a trusted yet formidable advocate for those who have been wronged in the workplace. I am dedicated to aggressively protecting your rights and interests! Visit my website for case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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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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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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San Benito County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(408) 981-2456 475 Brown Rd
San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
San Benito County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(831) 637-4503 261 Dry Creek Rd
Hollister, CA 95023
Employment
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
San Benito County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(831) 207-3893 1090 Wright Rd
Hollister, CA 95023-9032
Employment
Jay P. Menchaca
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Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(408) 256-3004 8010 Wayland Ln
Suite 2I
Gilroy, CA 95020
Employment, Business and Construction
George Washington Univ LS
At the Menchaca Law Offices our aim is simple, to provide desired results in an efficient manner. We are committed to providing legal advice and advocacy that is insightful and valuable.
James Clifford Anderson
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Stanislaus County, CA Employment Law Attorney
(209) 667-2300 300 N. Palm St.
Turlock, CA 95381
Employment, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
James practices in the areas of employment law for management, personal injury, estate planning, and real estate. James graduated from Arizona State University, in Tempe, Arizona, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, where he graduated fifth in his class, With Great Distinction, and Order of the Coif. While at McGeorge, James completed a judicial externship with the Honorable Justice George Nicholson, at the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, in Sacramento. ...
John Fredrick Klopfenstein
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Monterey County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(831) 751-3947 9 W Gabilan St. Suite 6
Salinas, CA 93901
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Immigration
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
John is a former Deputy Public Defender for two separate Public Defender offices and has 23 years of criminal law experience. He has handled from simple traffic ticket cases all the way to murder with very successful results
Kathryn E. Barrett
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Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Kathryn E. Barrett is a member of Silicon Valley Law Group’s Business Litigation, Employment and Financial Services Group. Her areas of expertise include complex commercial disputes involving fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, partnership, corporate and shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, derivative claims, alter ego; claims under the Convention for International Sale of Goods (CISG), employment, and real estate. Kathryn's litigation experience also includes adversary proceedings in the bankruptcy courts.

Kathryn is also an experienced, U.C. Berkeley-certified mediator of business disputes. She serves as a mediator and arbitrator for the Santa Clara County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panel and...
Scott Jeffrey Allen
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Monterey County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(831) 901-3901 2511 Garden Road, Suite A-225
Monterey, CA 93940
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Scott Allen is a personal injury, wrongful death and disability attorney serving clients in the Monterey Bay Area with offices in Monterey and Santa Cruz. Scott has over 20 years of experience. Call the Allen Law Firm to schedule a free consultation today (831) 901-3901. No fee unless we recover for you.
Brian C. Mathias
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Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(831) 531-7141 P.O. Box 2874
Aptos, CA 95001
Employment
Brian exclusively represents employees in a wide variety of California employment law matters, including terminations based on illegal discrimination or in violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (including disability or health discrimination, failures to accommodate a disability, and pregnancy discrimination), unpaid wages (including unpaid overtime, unpaid rest and meal breaks, or cases of independent contractor misclassification), protected leave law violations (including Pregnancy Disability, California Family Rights Act, baby bonding/ maternity/ paternity leave, and FMLA violations), unlawful harassment (hostile work environment and sexual harassment) and unlawful employment retaliation claims (including whistle-blowing retaliation and workplace safety complaint retaliation)....
Louis Spitters
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Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
96 North Third Street, Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95112
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Insurance Claims
Washington University School of Law
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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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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Jeffrey L. Tade
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Monterey County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(831) 753-0493 1611 Bunker Hill Way
Suite 190
Salinas, CA 93906
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
UCLA School of Law
Mr. Tade is an experienced civil litigator specializing in personal injury, workers' compensation, labor and employment law.
Edward A. Kraus
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Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment, Business, Criminal and Environmental
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - Berkeley
Ed Kraus is a shareholder with Silicon Valley Law Group. For over 20 years he has represented individuals, small and large companies in a variety of civil and criminal litigation matters. Ed has successfully handled litigation involving employment issues, real estate, construction, commercial disputes, contract issues, unfair competition and Americans with Disabilities Act claims on behalf of businesses. Ed also handles a wide variety of criminal litigation including representing individuals and corporations accused of grand theft, embezzlement, real estate fraud, insurance fraud, environmental, trade secret violations, driving under the influence, other driving related charges and other general criminal matters.

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

A significant portion of Michael’s practice also involves...
Steven Michael Fink
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Santa Clara County, 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...
Damian R. Castaneda
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Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(408) 998-5888 2131 The Alameda
Ste C
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
I have a passion and love for what I do. At Castaneda & Company, we represent individuals and small businesses in the areas of business law, contracts, employment, fraud, and real estate. After I filed a lawsuit in October 2007 against Apple™ and AT&T over the iPhone™, I was featured on websites around the world including Businessweek.com, Forbes.com, MSNBC.com, and the USAToday.com.

We have gone up against Stanford University, Google, Adobe, and Bank of America. Despite these big names, the majority of our clients are ordinary people and small business owners. We like representing the underdog and we like beating the...
Elisabeth A. DeBartolo
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Monterey County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(831) 402-7006 99 Pacific Street
Suite 555-B
Monterey, CA 93940
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Dedicated to providing practical, cost-effective, solutions to workplace challenges. Attorney Elisabeth DeBartolo is your best choice for an employment and labor attorney who offers personalized assistance with your case. She may be the most seasoned employment attorney you will find in our area. Attorney Elisabeth DeBartolo is a Monterey Employment Attorney who worked for many years in executive level Human Resources prior to attending law school. Her experience is unique. She doesn't just have book smarts, she has the day-to-day, on-the-job, in-the-trenches experience needed to identify workplace challenges and resolve them. Ms. DeBartolo can quickly...
Chris Loweth
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Santa Clara County, 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
Steven Edward Springer
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Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(888) 490-9852 16360 Monterey St. Ste. 180
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Criminal and Family
Santa Clara University
Help small to medium size companies navigate through a wide variety of legal challenges: formation, funding, governmental impediments, operational legal planning, merger and acquisition, employee relations, and labor compliance. All with the goal of litigation avoidance. Litigation in all California state courts and the Northern and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California.
Michael J. Shea
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Santa Clara County, 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
Asma Bashir
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Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(408) 436-0789 1754 Technology Dr
#122
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Immigration
University of California Hastings College of the Law
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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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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Joel Waelty
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Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(408) 246-5500 17485 Monterey Road, Suite 204
Morgan Hill , CA 95037
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 County, 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...
Mark R. Figueiredo Esq.
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Santa Clara County, 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
Laurence Louis Spitters Jr
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Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(408) 293-0463 96 North Third Street, Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95112
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Insurance Claims
Washington University
James Carl Eschen III
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Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(831) 458-0502 55 River Street
Suite 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment, Administrative, Appeals and Business
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Joseph Ainley Esq.
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Santa Clara County, 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.
Sebastian L. Miller
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Santa Clara County, 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...
Mark Walter Hostetter
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Santa Clara County, 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...
Jackie Ford Esq.
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Santa Clara County, 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
Brian Barnhorst
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Santa Clara County, 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
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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Rocio Toriz
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California Employment Law Lawyer

University of San Francisco School of LawCalifornia
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Linda Hendrix McPharlin
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Santa Clara County, 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...
Michael Hsueh
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Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(408) 418-4672 111 North Market Street, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Employment
Cornell University
Dixon Ray Howell
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Santa Clara County, 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.
Suzanne King Nusbaum
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Santa Clara County, 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...
Elizabeth M. 'Lisa' Peck
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Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 332-5792 1010 Fair Ave., Ste. A
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment and Civil Rights
Thomas C. Walker
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Santa Clara County, 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.
Neville Francis Fernandes
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Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 230-1357 3277 S White Rd Ste 44125
San Jose, CA 95148
Free ConsultationEmployment
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
Representing employees in workplace disputes throughout California.
Pinakin Milind Masurekar
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Santa Clara County, 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
Douglas Charles Kane
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Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(831) 459-8000 121 Jewell St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment
Monterey COL
Douglas Kane is an attorney in Santa Cruz, California specializing in representing plaintiffs in employment discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination cases. His understanding of the complex rules of employment litigation, strong analytical and writing skills, and deep commitment to defending the rights of individuals make him a valuable ally to people whose rights have been violated by employers. Doug Kane's initial interest in becoming an attorney stemmed from his desire to be able to protect individual's rights. While still in law school, he already was deeply involved with several employment and civil rights cases, as well as a...
Roger Lee McLean
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Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 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
Jackie Ford Esq.
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California Employment Law Lawyer

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia and Washington
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Mark R. Figueiredo Esq.
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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San Benito County Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

California Rural Legal Assistance
(831) 724-2253
Hollister, CA


Watsonville Law Center
(831) 722-2845
Watsonville, CA

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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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