San Mateo, California Employment Lawyers

Elina Tilman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

Elina Tilman Taylor Burras represents employers in matters relating to discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination, hiring, wage and hour, and other issues.
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An Nguyen Ruda
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

An Nguyen Ruda represents management and employers in a full range of labor and employment matters including litigation, advice and counseling, and administrative matters.
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Jonathan H. Siegel
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Latika M. Malkani
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California Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia
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Ronald C. Chauvel
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(650) 573-9500 66 Bovet Road
Suite 280
San Mateo, CA 94402
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Workers' Comp
UC Hastings COL
After practicing for a successful San Francisco financial district law firm for ten years, Ronald started his own practice in 1988. His primary practice areas include business representation, business formations, conversions, acquisitions, sales and mergers, real estate and transportation law, and estate planning. He specializes in representing small to medium sized entities in various industries, including real estate, transportation and logistics, and start-up technology and commercial enterprises. Estate planning services are provided for business owners and their families.
Katherine Debski
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 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...
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
Kathryn Bain
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(650) 378-1472 951 Mariners Island Blvd.
Ste. 300
San Mateo, CA 94404
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
University of California - Hastings College of the Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
I am in my seventh year of practice in employment law, and have also recently added personal injury to my practice areas after assisting my law partner with personal injury cases for the last few years. I represent employees in a wide variety of employment law cases, but I'm most passionate about cases involving sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and disability discrimination. Please feel free to contact me for a free consultation if you think your rights may have been violated to see if our firm can assist you.
April Spitzer Glatt
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Attorney with 22 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.
Laura M Mazza
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Attorney with 9 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 California - Hastings College of the Law
Laura received her undergraduate degree in 2003 from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, graduating Summa Cum Laude and with distinction in her major (English). After graduation, Laura went on to work as a paralegal at Latham & Watkins, LLP, in their Silicon Valley offices and later attended U.C. Hastings College of the Law, graduating with her J.D. in 2008. While at Hastings, Laura was the Executive Articles Editor of the Hastings Women's Law Journal and recipient of the Roger J. Traynor Student Writing Competition Award for her Note "On the Steps of the Mosque: the Legal Rights of Non-Marital Children...
Alexander Koret Abraham
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Foster City, CA Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(650) 400-7812 1056 Windjammer Circle
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Foster City, CA 94404-3057
Employment, Appeals and Arbitration & Mediation
Univ 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
San Mateo, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(415) 572-7188 1441 Halibut St
San Mateo, CA 94404
Employment
Univ of Minnesota L S
San Mateo, CA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(650) 483-2552 1022 10th Ave
San Mateo, CA 94402
Employment
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Jody I. LeWitter
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California Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience

University of Michigan Law SchoolCalifornia
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Charles M. Louderback
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience

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... Read More »
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San Mateo, CA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(650) 513-7091 301 Velocity Way
San Mateo, CA 94404
Employment and Education
UC Hastings COL
Leslie Leone
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Burlingame, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
1325 Howard Avenue, Suite 254
Burlingame, CA 94010
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Leslie Leone, principal attorney at Leone Law Firm, is the best California personal injury attorney and employment attorney to help you deal with unreasonable insurance companies and unfair employers so that you can obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.

Leslie Leone began her legal career as a staff attorney for the Teamsters Union and also worked for the Operating Engineer's Union. As a Union attorney she negotiated contracts and grievances for hundreds of Union members. She is also a San Francisco native who attended UC Berkeley and Golden Gate University Law School.

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20 Sunnyside Avenue, Suite A
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Jerald Patrick Grainger
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Burlingame, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 41 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
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
Gretchen Birkheimer
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Redwood City, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(650) 843-1900 2055 Woodside Road, Suite 110
Redwood City, CA 94061
Free ConsultationEmployment and Appeals
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
I represent employees in wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation cases, in addition to bringing related claims such as defamation, assault, battery, invasion of privacy, and failure to accommodate disabilities. I represent employees, and advise employers, regarding collection of unpaid wages, overtime, minimum wages, missed meal periods and rest breaks, and other wage claims. I represent employees in unemployment insurance appeals.

Please note that I do not take matters involving union grievances, union disciplinary actions or Skelly hearings.
Scott Adam Berman
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REDWOOD CITY, CA Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(650) 843-1900 2055 WOODSIDE RD
STE 110
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94061-3366
Employment, Business and Insurance Claims
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
I have extensive experience in employment, business, insurance and real estate litigation. In 1997, I graduated Order of the Coif (top 10%) from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. I clerked for the Honorable Maxine M. Chesney of the United States District Court, Northern District of California in 1999 and the Honorable Robert Boochever of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2001. I practiced insurance law as an associate with Sonnenshein Nath & Rosenthal and employment law as an associate at Heller Ehrman. I focused on real estate litigation while working...
Simon Anthony Mazzola
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San Bruno, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(650) 403-4802 1001 Bayhill Dr
#200
San Bruno, CA 94066
Employment, Business and Construction
University of San Francisco School of Law
Ryan B. Noory
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(415) 797-7266 36th Floor
One Market
San Francisco, CA 94105
Employment, Business, Entertainment & Sports and Landlord Tenant
Harvard Law School
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(213) 986-7266 4th Floor
2029 Century Park East
Beverly Hills, CA 90067
(855) 781-9904 10th Floor
350 10th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
(281) 888-8182 33rd Floor
3200 Southwest Frwy
Houston, TX 77027
(347) 754-7266 39th Floor
245 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10167
Alan Adelman
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(415) 956-1376 240 Stockton Street, 4th Floor
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.
Vincent Tong
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 7 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.
Michael L. Gallo
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Experienced Employment Law Attorney! Dedicated to Aggressive Representation!

I have provided determined and skilled legal advocacy to those with employment law matters for over 15 years. I provide exceptional legal advice and representation! Visit my website for results, call for a consultation.
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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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Devin Coyle
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 8 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.
Bryan Jeffrey Schwartz
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 18 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...
Mr. Clifford Abraham Blackman CEO
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(800) 444-5602 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment, Elder, Municipal and Personal Injury
San Francisco Law Sch
Trial attorney since 1976, Mr. Blackman is a recognized expert in catastrophic personal injury cases, including paraplegia and quadriplegia cases, complex spinal surgery cases, traumatic brain injury cases, and other cases of permanent disability. His education includes a B.A. and an M.A. in drama and production, as well as his J.D. in law. He is the founder of the Bay Area Lawyers Network (BALN), a State Bar Certified provider of continuing education for attorneys (MCLE), and is a frequent lecturer on personal injury law and courtroom presentation. Mr. Blackman has an AV rating (the highest) for an attorney from...
Arkady Itkin
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(415) 295-4730 100 Pine Street
Sutie 1250
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of the Pacific
Since 2007 our office has been dedicated to representing San Francisco and Sacramento area employees and victims of serious injuries in a wide range of employment, wrongful termination and injury cases. Individual approach to each client and each injury or employment case is what distinguishes us from other attorneys, as we recognize that each case is as different as each person who has been either injured or aggrieved by their employer.
(916) 720-0100 980 9th Street
Suite 1625
Sacramento , CA 95814
Stephen Anthony Sommers
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(415) 434-4500 870 Market Street, Suite 1154
San Francisco, CA 94102
Free ConsultationEmployment
Northeastern Univ School of Law
Stephen Sommers is passionate about representing employees unfairly treated by their employers. He represents employees with the understanding that an individual's dignity can be largely derived from the work they perform. When an employer unfairly treats employees, then the employees their financial condition and their dignity can take also be compromised. Mr. Sommers fights for justice for employees as a way to build stronger individuals and stronger communities.
Ramsey Hanafi
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
201 Spear Street Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Free ConsultationEmployment
Golden Gate University School of Law
I have been practicing employment law and business law since 2009. I primarily represent Plaintiffs in individual and class action cases in wage and hour, discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, hostile work environment, unpaid commissions, misclassification cases, independent contractor cases, and many others. I practice all over the State. Wherever you are, I can be there. My experience with small business clients and technology startups also provides me with a unique background in the intersection between employment law and business. I have experience litigating and consulting with business clients on numerous transactional issues; intellectual property (trademark and copyright);...
Dena M. Roche
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney
(415) 952-3006 4 Embarcadero Center
#1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Employment, Business and Consumer
University of San Francisco School of Law
Amanda Brooke Whitten
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 830-8941 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Free ConsultationEmployment
University of California - Davis
Amanda Whitten specializes in suing large corporations for sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. She is a native of the Central Valley, has a passion for Bulldog football at Fresno State, running marathons, and social justice. Ms. Whitten's law practice extends from Bakersfield to Sacramento to Oakland. She has cases filed in federal and state courts all over the Central Valley. She has significant experience with jury trials in courts throughout the state. She knows how to get your case ready for a jury trial. Just within the last few years, Ms. Whitten has recovered millions of...
(559) 494-4910 8050 N. Palm Ave., Ste. 210
Fresno, CA 93711
(916) 316-6048 770 'L' Street #950
Sacramento, CA 95814
Norman Blumenthal
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 42 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...
(877) 852-3912 2255 Calle Clara
San Diego, CA 92037
(408) 681-8477 5201 Great America Pkwy
San Jose, CA 95054
Daniel L Feder
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(415) 391-9476 332 Pine St., Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Personal Injury and Stockbroker Fraud
University of California - Los Angeles
Law Firm Specializing in Employment Discrimination and Harassment and Personal Injury Cases. The Law Offices of Daniel Feder consistently provide consumers and employees with top-quality attorney representation. Mr. Feder represents employees in discrimination, harassment and whistleblower lawsuits against their former employers. He also practices in the area of personal injury and medical malpractice. He provides representation on a contingency basis. He offers free initial one hour consultations to the public. The Law Offices of Daniel Feder is dedicated to providing employees in California with access to top-quality representation in disputes with their former employers. Mr. Feder has spent more...
Pamela Kong
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Harry G. Lewis
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience

William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of LawCalifornia
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Jody I. LeWitter
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
University of Michigan Law School
Steven Edward Springer
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Fremont, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(888) 490-9852 39275 State Street
Fremont, CA 94538
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.
(888) 490-9852 16360 Monterey St. Ste. 180
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
(888) 490-9852 95 South Market Street, Ste. 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Inez Kim
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(808) 255-9016 8 10th St 1706
San Francisco, CA 94103
Employment, Elder, Family and Personal Injury
American Heritage University School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law
Inez Kim, Attorney at Law specializes in representing individuals in various areas of law. She is known for her mission to take a genuine interest in her clients and bring fast resolutions. Her clients appreciate her immediate feedback and strong communication skills. She understands the uniqueness of each cases and meets the clients' expectations. She also holds an MBA degree and bring to the table real world business experience. She is dedicated to bring commitment, integrity and positive results for all her clients.
Stephen R. Jaffe
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(415) 618-0100 101 California Street
Suite 2710
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Wayne State University Law School
Jonathan H. Siegel
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
Golden Gate University School of Law
Jean Krasilnikoff
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Steven Aaron Kronenberg
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 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...
Dylan Hughes
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(510) 350-9700 505 14th Street, Suite 1110
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Consumer, Personal Injury and Products Liability
UC Hastings COL
Dylan Hughes is a partner at Gibbs Law Group and of counsel to Girard Gibbs LLP specializing in the prosecution of class actions. He represents plaintiffs in cases involving defective products, telecommunications, credit cards, product liability, credit repair, employment misclassification and wage and hour disputes under state and federal laws. Mr. Hughes has extensive experience prosecuting complex automobile-defect cases and helped achieve recoveries on behalf of class members in the In Re General Motors Dex-Cool Cases (settlement of $50 to $800 cash reimbursements per class member vehicle repair) and In Re General Motors Cases, JCCP No. 4396, a certified...
(415) 981-4800 601 California St
San Francisco, CA 94108
An Nguyen Ruda
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 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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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(415) 421-1800 201 Mission Street #1250
San Francisco, CA 94105
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.
1939 Harrison Street, Ste 290
Oakland, CA 94612
Simon Anthony Mazzola
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

University of San Francisco School of Law9th Circuit, United States District Court, Central District of California, United States District Court, Eastern District of California , United States District Court, Northern District of California, United States...
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Jane Kow
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience

New York University School of Law9th Circuit, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California and California
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Problems in the workplace?

Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.