Santa Cruz County, California Employment Lawyers

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)....
Scott Jeffrey Allen
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Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(831) 440-8058 55 River Street
Suite 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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.
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
James Carl Eschen III
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Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 34 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
Kelly Sue Wachs
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Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(831) 457-2253 518 Ocean Street
2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment and Immigration
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
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...
Angela Lipanovich
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Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(831) 247-6655 2222 East Cliff Drive, Suite 216
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Employment, Business, Energy and IP
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(831) 425-2835 600 Ocean St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment, Business and Workers' Comp
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(408) 998-4150 345 Encinal St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment, Appeals, Business and Workers' Comp
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(831) 621-6078 PO Box 8507
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Employment
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(415) 984-8297 214 Rosemarie Ct
Aptos, CA 95003
Employment
UC Hastings COL
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(831) 479-6234 6500 Soquel Dr Bldg 1550
Aptos, CA 95003
Employment, Administrative, Education and Personal Injury
University of Houston Law Center
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(408) 313-3212 986 W Cliff Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment and Education
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(831) 471-7458 765 Cedar St
Ste 202
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(831) 476-2500 1137 Callas Ln Apt 4
Capitola, CA 95010
Employment
Yale Law School
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(816) 788-7013 604 Escalona Dr
Capitola, CA 95010
Employment
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(831) 427-7970 101 Cooper St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment
UCLA School of Law
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(831) 454-2040 701 Ocean St Rm 505
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(831) 600-8405 340 Soquel Ave Ste 205
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Employment, Business, Health Care and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(415) 902-3888 246 Moosehead Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
Employment and IP
Univ of Chicago Law School
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...
Tim Reed
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Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(408) 879-2628 1999 S. Bascom Ave, Suite 700
Campbell, CA 95008
Employment
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
180 Westgate Dr
Watsonville, CA 95076
Employment, Business and Collections
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(888) 836-0880 PO Box 1075
Aptos, CA 95001
Employment, Business, IP and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(831) 228-1560 1003 Freedom Blvd
Watsonville, CA 95076
Employment
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(831) 722-2444 240 Westgate Dr
Watsonville, CA 95076
Employment, Business, Elder and Legal Malpractice
UC Hastings COL
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(510) 816-2651 303 Vista Dr
La Selva Beacgh, CA 95076
Employment
St Louis Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(831) 588-4818 1134 Soquel Avenue, Suite B
Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2159
Employment and Criminal
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Attorney
(831) 429-5420 119 E. Beach St.
Suite 120
Watsonville, CA 95076
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Santa Cruz County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(831) 722-2444 240 Westgate Drive
Watsonville, CA 95076
Employment and Personal Injury
Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(650) 812-1382 4851 Clarendon Dr
San Jose, CA 95129
Employment, Antitrust, Appeals and IP
Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(408) 356-3000 983 University Ave #104C
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Employment
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(650) 948-7200 55 N 3rd St
Campbell, CA 95008
Employment, Business and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(408) 358-4455 15466 Los Gatos Blvd
Ste 109-365
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Employment
Suffolk Univ Law School
Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(408) 378-3200 116 E Campbell Ave Ste 2
Campbell, CA 95008
Employment
Gonzaga Univ School of Law
Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(408) 630-2765 5750 Almaden Expy
San Jose, CA 95123
Employment
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(408) 844-2370 315 University Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Employment, Antitrust, Appeals and IP
Georgetown University Law Center
Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(408) 844-2360 315 University Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Employment, Antitrust, Appeals and IP
While in law school and George Washington University Law School
Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(408) 809-5327 100 Winchester Cir
Bldg A
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Employment
USC Law School
Santa Clara County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(408) 997-1576 5958 Crossmont Cir
San Jose, CA 95120
Employment, Civil Rights and Social Security Disability
Univ of Arizona COL
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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.