Santa Clarita, California Employment Lawyers

Melissa Misao Kurata Esq.
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California Employment Law Attorney

Loyola Marymount UniversityCalifornia
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Ricardo Rozen
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California Employment Law Lawyer

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesCalifornia, United States District Court for the Central District of California, United States District Court for the Northern District of California and United States District Court for the Southern District of...
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Brian K. Andrews
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

Brian K. Andrews is a conscientious, detailed-orientated, determined attorney with expertise in litigation and Personal Injury and Work related injuries. Mr. Andrews has substantial experience in complex... Read More »
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Elaine Chang
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California Employment Law Attorney

Elaine is a labor and employment law attorney concentrating on individual and class action wage and hour claims, wrongful termination, racial and sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims on... Read More »
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Aime Moupassa Katambwe Esq
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Santa Clarita, CA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(661) 294-0911 25050 Avenue Kearny
Suite 111
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Free ConsultationEmployment, Immigration and Personal Injury
Whittier Law School
Aime Katambwe is the founder of WorldEsquire. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Economics from California State University at Northridge and a Juris Doctor Degree (aka a law degree)from Whittier College SOL. Mr. Katambwe is admitted to practice in all federal and State Courts of California.He was born in Zaire (now The Democratic Republic of Congo) and traveled extensively throughout the world due to his father's profession as a career diplomat. He is fluent in many languages including English, French and Spanish. Prior to creating WorldEsquire, Mr. Katambwe worked in private law firms as an associate, as well as in...
Gerald S. Ohn
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Stevenson Ranch, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(661) 475-5220 25129 The Old Rd
#207
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
University of Michigan Law School
Lloyd Lee
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Valencia, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(213) 289-3535 25050 Avenue Kearny
Suite 107-A
Valencia, CA 91355
Employment, Business and Personal Injury
Temple University
Attorney Lee of Law Offices of Lloyd Lee, P.C. provides business and corporate legal counsel to entrepreneurs and representation for personal injury victims. He is a graduate of the Temple James E. Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, one of the best litigation schools in the nation. Attorney Lee is passionate about advocating for the local community, including serving as the current President-Elect of the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California. He regularly provides pro-bono legal support to disadvantaged members of the community and speaks out on important issues affecting local residents.
Brett Steven Markson
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(213) 895-4376 444 South Flower Street
Suite 2160
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Brett Markson is a Santa Clarita employment law attorney with considerable experience practicing law. He originally gained his law degree in 1991 from Hastings College of the Law, and since that time he has continued to expand his comprehension of the law and to gain valuable experience that assists him in better handling the cases of his clients. He has formerly served as a prosecutor and this is an experience that has given him the aptitude to take cases to court when necessary. He takes the time to listen to his clients and thoroughly prepares their cases for any direction...
Anastasia Goncharko
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Valencia, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(661) 347-2448 27240 Turnberry Lane, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355
Employment, Administrative, Landlord Tenant and Tax
Anastasia (Stasia) is the owner of Law Office of Anastasia Goncharko. She graduated from Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California. She received her Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolution from University of California Santa Cruz. Before starting Law School she spent time traveling the world, living in Mexico and becoming fluent in Spanish. During her time at Whittier Law School she focused her attention on human rights and environmental law. Along her path, Stasia had the opportunity to intern for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Children’s Rights Clinic at Whittier Law School, State of California Department of...
Mr. Robert Drescher
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Newhall, CA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(661) 260-1149 24303 Walnut Street
Suite F
Newhall, CA 91321
Employment, Consumer, Criminal and Divorce
Santa Clarita, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
19425 Soledad Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91351
Employment
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
David Gary Jones
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(818) 657-5600 21300 Victory Blvd., Suite 810
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationEmployment
Whittier Coll School of Law
Partner David G. Jones has substantial experience in providing advice on labor and employment issues to both employers and employees. Mr. Jones is also well versed in employment litigation, having handled cases, among many others, concerning discrimination, sexual harassment, benefits issues, and retaliation. In the past, Mr. Jones has represented entities such as City and County of Los Angeles and Wal-Mart in employment related matters. Mr. Jones has drafted, reviewed and negotiated hundreds of employment and severance agreements for employers and employees at all levels, from large companies to small, and executives to rank and file employees. ...
Alexander Gerard Cozzaglio
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Van Nuys, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(818) 257-8026 6211 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 200
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Mr. Cozzaglio is a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law and has been practicing law since 1996. Mr. Cozzaglio has extensive experience in both defense and applicant representation. As a defense attorney, Mr Cozzaglio has agressively defended employers and insurance companies in cases of applicant fraud and over reaching, while helping to facilitate benefits to legitimately injured workers. As an applicant's attorney Mr. Cozzaglio continues to maximize benefits to legitimately injured workers and fiercely fight against employer abuse of his injured worker clients. Mr. Cozzaglio speaks, writes and reads fluently in Spanish. He prides himself on his ability to...
Alan Edward Kassan
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(818) 886-2525 19839 Nordhoff St
Los Angeles, CA 91324
Employment and Insurance Claims
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Our practice focuses on helping people get their health related insurance claims paid. This includes benefits for Long term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Health insurance and Long Term Care insurance. We handle claims under ERISA and state law claims for Bad Faith. We have helped hundreds of people enforce their right o insurance benefits. Call for a free consultation. We handle matters throughout California - from San Diego to San Jose, San Francisco and Sacramento, and everywhere in between.
Michael Nourmand, Esq.
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Experienced LA Attorney Helping You Fight for Your Workplace Rights

Attorney Michael Nourmand is ready to offer the highest level of legal excellence. Call for a free consultation to obtain strong advocacy from a firm who can diligently work to protect your rights.
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Bruce Kokozian
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Skilled Attorney! Employee Representation!

I provide exceptional representation for employees in workplace matters. I will tirelessly pursue the justice you need and deserve! Visit my website to see client reviews and case results. Call for a free consultation.
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Rachel Nelson
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(818) 227-5090 6320 Canoga Ave.
Suite 1500
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
University of San Diego School of Law
Rachel Nelson is a Los Angeles attorney with experience in litigation, arbitration, and mediation of employment, contract, and business disputes. Ms. Nelson has established herself as a determined and reliable business and employment lawyer. Ms. Nelson represents clients in various employment law disputes, including wage and hour, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination lawsuits. Ms. Nelson helps clients evaluate compliance with state and federal labor laws, minimize exposure, and navigate the legal process in a cost-effective manner. Ms. Nelson also represents clients in business matters, including formation of start-up companies, preparation of contracts, and negotiation of business...
C. Valerie Ibe
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Canoga Park, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(818) 900-5298 7220 Owensmouth Avenue,
Suite 220
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Employment, Bankruptcy, Family and Immigration
Rivers State University
The Law Offices of C. Valerie Ibe, has licenses to practice in the States of California, Maryland and New York and is equipped to help residents of these states to face the complexities of civil litigation whether in the state courts or in federal courts. The lead attorney, in addition to legal qualifications has also an MBA in Business Administration and a CPA
Laura Lynn Horton
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Northridge, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(818) 407-0700 9045 Corbin Avenue
Suite 260
Northridge, CA 91324
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Donald Arthur Hilland
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San Fernando, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(818) 838-3600 103 N Maclay Avenue
San Fernando, CA 91340
Employment, Civil Rights, Family and Personal Injury
Univ of West Los Angeles
Amy Beth Lawrence
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Burbank, CA Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(818) 843-6442 2550 Hollywood Way, Suite 202
Burbank, CA 91505
Employment, Business, IP and Insurance Claims
UCLA School of Law
Alan Robert Burman
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Van Nuys, CA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(818) 994-2048 6454 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Employment and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Simi Valley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(310) 552-0130 3400 E Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Employment, Antitrust and Business
University of Michigan Law School
Simi Valley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(213) 689-7430 4600 E Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Employment, Antitrust, Business and IP
Davis School of Law
Simi Valley, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(213) 689-7439 4600 E Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Employment, Antitrust, Business and IP
University of North Carolina Law School
Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(818) 988-3064 14401 Sylvan St
Los Angeles, CA 91401
Employment and Criminal
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Phillip R. Maltin
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience

DePaul College of LawCalifornia
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George Azadian
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California Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience

George S. Azadian practices in the area of employment law, exclusively representing employees. His work focuses on cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower,... Read More »
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Simi Valley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(213) 689-7444 4600 E Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Employment, Antitrust, Business and IP
Boston University School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(818) 831-4060 17939 Chatsworth St
Los Angeles, CA 91344
Employment and Business
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(818) 781-1503 6151 Van Nuys Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91401
Employment and Workers' Comp
Univ of West Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(818) 989-7777 5900 Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91411
Employment, Criminal and Personal Injury
Whittier Coll School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(818) 902-1454 5990 Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91411
Employment
Univ of LaVerne COL
Porter Ranch, CA Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(818) 488-1043 11145 Tampa Ave. Suite 15A
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Burbank, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(818) 845-8883 3220 Winona Ave
Burbank, CA 91504
Employment and Business
California Western School of Law
Yitz Erik Weiss
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(213) 553-4550 355 S. Grand Ave.
Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Products Liability
Southwestern University School of Law
Yitz Weiss is an employment attorney with over a decade of experience in litigating a variety of employment law cases, including unpaid wage and overtime claims, discrimination, harassment, FEHA, Unequal Pay Act, and wrongful termination claims. Yitz counsels clients on pre-litigation employment disputes and represents them from the inception of a lawsuit all the way through trial and even on appeal. Yitz routinely serves as counsel in mediations, binding arbitrations and in major trials. Yitz has impressive trial skills, which have enabled him to obtain major victories for our clients.

Upon graduating with a Bachelors degree in Economics from Yeshiva University...
David Bibiyan
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(310) 438-5555 1801 Century Park E
#2600
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Free ConsultationEmployment
The University of Chicago Law School
David D. Bibiyan is a Los Angeles local who received his Bachelor of Arts (BA) from UCLA and his Juris Doctorate (JD) from The University of Chicago Law School, consistently ranked one of the top 5 law schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Bibiyan held several prestigious legal positions, including as a legal extern for The Honorable Robert N. Kwan of the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Central District of California and The Honorable Debre Katz Weintraub of the Central District of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Mr. Bibiyan also volunteered...
Marie Napoli
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(844) 230-7676 5757 W. Century Boulevard
Suite 680
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
St. John's University School of Law and New York University School of Law
Marie has been an attorney for over twenty-three years. She has experience handling personal injury, medical malpractice, employment discrimination and mass tort matters. Marie earned her J.D. from St. John’s University Law School and her L.L.M. degree from New York University (NYU) School of Law. She has worked for the New York Appellate Division, 2nd Department and has taught CLE courses on Tort & Civil Procedure at St. John’s University School of Law.

As a founding partner of Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC, Marie was involved in many depositions and has tried multiple cases to verdict. Marie understands the breadth of the...
Adriana Galindo
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California Employment Law Attorney

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesCalifornia
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Allison S. Wallin
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California Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience

Seattle University School of LawCalifornia, Federal Circuit and Washington
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Lisa Gail Sherman
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Redondo Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(213) 341-4417 225 Avenue I
Suite 225
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Free ConsultationEmployment
Washington University in St. Louis
With over twenty years of experience predominantly representing employers in workplace-related labor and employment matters, both at large and small boutique law firms, as well as, in-house, Lisa Sherman has set out to redefine legal representation in California. Sherman Law Corporation has replaced the inefficient and ineffective traditional law firm pyramid model with a lean, collaborative client-centric labor and employment practice aimed at personal service, unfiltered analysis, and strategic, cost-effective resolutions . With 1 out of 2 California employers facing employment-related claims alleging violations of California's complex employee-friendly laws potentially exposing employers to significant liability, attorneys' fees and costs,...
Mr. Alan James Romero
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Pasadena, CA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(626) 396-9900 80 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 880
Pasadena, CA 91101
Employment, Business and Entertainment & Sports
Southwestern Law School
Alan J. Romero is the managing shareholder of, and lead trial attorney for, Romero Law, APC, a civil litigation firm located in Pasadena, California. Mr. Romero’s notable results have included a successful fraudulent transfer action related to a $10MM piece of real property, a $3.05MM jury verdict in a jury trial related to the clarification of certain television distribution rights on behalf of STARZ Home Entertainment, LLC, a judgment of $2.76 million in a motion-picture fraud action on behalf of Anchor Bay Entertainment, LLC, and a $1.5MM settlement in a medical malpractice action which later resulted in a published decision...
Rabeh M. A.  Soofi
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(213) 403-0130 5670 Wilshire Boulevard
18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, IP and Personal Injury
University of Notre Dame
Rabeh M. A. Soofi is the managing attorney and founder of the firm. Having spent most of her legal career at a large national lawfirm of 300+ lawyers involved in million and billion dollar disputes, Rabeh’s focus is on making world-class legal skills available to individuals in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, to offer exceptional legal services in a client-focused, cost-effective, and strategic manner. Rabeh is hired most often for her unique practice philosophy and is known among the legal community as an aggressive attorney with a no-nonsense and solutions-oriented approach to legal engagements. Rabeh’s legal work combines...
Steven M. Sweat
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(866) 966-5240 5757 Wilshire Blvd
#450
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free ConsultationLos Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
Employment, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Products Liability
California Western School of Law and Florida State University - Panama City campus
Steven M. Sweat is an award winning personal injury attorney based in Los Angeles, California. He is the principal founding member of Steven M. Sweat, APC. The firm has been representing the victims of negligence and wrongdoing throughout California seek compensation for personal injury and wrongful death in a variety of contexts including but, not limited to auto accidents, bicycle mishaps, boating accidents, commercial and residential property accidents including slip and trip and falls and negligent security claims, dog bites, explosions and fires, motorcycle crashes, nursing home and elder abuse, railroad collisions, sexual assault and abuse claims, truck and...
John Jahrmarkt
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(310) 226-7676 2049 Century Park East
Suite 3850
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
John Jahrmarkt, Esq. is the owner and managing partner of Jahrmarkt & Associates. John has more than 20 years of experience handling all kinds personal injury claims - from complicated catastrophic injuries to garden variety "soft tissue" pain. John knows how the insurance industry works and the steps their adjusters can take to protect their profits. All of our accident and injury claims are managed by John, experienced in fighting back against any low-ball insurance offers. We have recovered a number of multi-million dollar rewards for our clients, and we have established a reputation for excellence and professionalism...
Jonathon Howard Kaplan
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(213) 553-4550 355 S. Grand Ave.
Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
Duke University School of Law and Duke University Law School
Jonathon Kaplan is one of the state’s top trial lawyers, having tried dozens of significant cases involving civil rights, employment claims, wage and overtime matters, discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, FEHA, Equal Pay Act, personal injury, product liability, consumer claims, fraud claims and business disputes. He has obtained an overwhelming number of highly successful verdicts for his clients. Jon has served as appellate counsel on many cases, resulting in published California opinions and establishing law in his areas of practice. Based on his winning track record, opposing lawyers know Jon and his law firm, Kaplan Weiss LLP, are ready, willing...
Suzanne Natbony
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Encino, CA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(310) 478-6251 16000 Ventura Blvd #1000
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Health Care and IP
Southwestern University School of Law
Suzanne Natbony is a third generation lawyer, with a focus on transactional, regulatory/compliance and dispute resolution. She is licensed to practice in California, with her own law practice, Solve & Win, PC, in West Los Angeles, in addition to her role as Senior Counsel to the international law firm, Aliant LLP, Of Counsel to Merino Yebri LLP, in Century City, serving as General Counsel for Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center and the Legal Advisor of Rotolab. Ms. Natbony has a well-versed and diverse background practicing law across multiple business sectors, including, healthcare, entertainment and real estate. She has advised...
Melvin N.A. Avanzado
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Pasadena, CA Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(310) 552-9300 The Walnut Plaza
215 North Marengo Avenue, Third Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101
Employment, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
University of Notre Dame
BIG FIRM EXPERIENCE…SMALL FIRM SERVICE®

Melvin N.A. Avanzado is the principal of The Avanzado Law Firm, APLC. Mel is a trial lawyer with decades of experience representing clients in complex disputes in entertainment, media, intellectual property, sports and employment. Mel also represents clients as outside general counsel. Mel has extensive experience practicing with big law firms but now practices in his own small firm so he has the ability to provide personalized service to his clients.

Mel is extensively involved in the his community, serving on boards of a number of organizations and with the Los Angeles County Bar...
David B. Levin
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(877) 206-4741 21550 Oxnard Street
Suite 780
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationEmployment and Consumer
The University of Toledo College of Law
We represent the rights of consumers in all forms of consumer rights litigation, including lemon law, breach of warranty, debt collection violations, credit reporting issues, unauthorized robocalls and telemarketing calls, consumer fraud and related issues. We also handle employment litigation, including wage and hour cases, overtime pay issues, wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment. Many of the firm's cases are brought as class actions and we handle personal injury cases as well.
Assaf Lichtash
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(800) 696-1206 555 W. Fifth Street, 31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Assaf is the founding attorney of Pershing Square Law Firm. His professional experience focuses on employment law and plaintiff litigation. Assaf graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in International Relations. He recieved his law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he served as a Senior Editor of Loyola's International and Comparative Law Review. Assaf developed powerful litigation skills throughout his work at the City of Los Angeles Attorney's office, and later at a Beverly Hills employment law firm. Assaf also served as a Judicial Extern...
Damian J. Nassiri
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I am a skilled and aggressive California employment law attorney. I work tirelessly to protect the rights and interests of employees! Visit my website to see reviews and case results, or call for a free consultation.
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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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