Santa Monica, California Employment Lawyers

David Bibiyan
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Unpaid Wages, Overtime, Termination, Employment Discrimination & Harassment Law

Bibiyan Law Group aggressively represents employees in wrongful termination, employment discrimination, meals & breaks wage theft, overtime, workplace harassment & retaliation and other wrongful conduct of employers. Read More »
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Richard D. Oppenheim Jr.
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Exceptional Employment Law Attorney! Advocating for Employees & Employers!

I am a dedicated employment lawyer. I am committed to delivering exceptional service and results for your employment law needs. My experience makes the difference! Visit my website for results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Desiree J. Ho
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California Employment Law Attorney

UCLA School of LawCalifornia
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Tamara S. Freeze
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

Tamara S. Freeze is highly experienced in labor and employment matters as well as general civil litigation, including contract disputes, intellectual property, and sports and entertainment law. Before opening her own... Read More »
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Barbra A. Arnold
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Call now! Experienced advocate for the rights of employees.

Barbra Arnold represents management in labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, unfair competition, trade secrets, collective bargaining, and wage and hour law class actions. Read More »
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Michael Paul Ehline
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Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(888) 400-9721 201 Wilshire Blvd. Fl 2
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Free ConsultationEmployment, Elder, Personal Injury and Products Liability
UWLA
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Rodney Mesriani
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Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(866) 325-4529 510 Arizona Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Free ConsultationEmployment, Construction, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Southwestern University School of Law
Rodney Mesriani is the principal partner of Mesriani Law Group which has its main office in Los Angeles and satellite offices in San fernando Valley, and Irvine Areas of Practice Rodney Mesriani has spent years specializing specifically in two areas of law: Personal Injury and Employment and Labor Law. He is an experienced litigator and a skilled trial attorney. Background Mr. Mesriani received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University Northridge prior to attending Southwestern School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate degree. He was admitted to practice law before...
Afshin Mozaffari
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Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(323) 696-0702 1101 Montana Avenue
Suite D
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
Whittier Law School
Afshin Mozaffari is the founder and principal of Mozaffari Law. Mr. Mozaffari's practice focuses on employee rights litigation, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, disability accommodation, and wrongful termination. Prior to the founding of Mozaffari Law, Mr. Mozaffari represented numerous corporations, schools, and non-profits in employment law, business litigation, and class action cases. He recently left the defense side to follow his long-held passion for representing the rights of employees and other individuals. Mr. Mozaffari graduated Magna Cum Laude from Whittier Law School, where he served as Articles Editor on Whittier Law Review. During law school, he worked as a Judicial Extern to the...
Roxanne Allyson Davis Esq.
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Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(310) 899-2059 100 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2060
Santa Monica, CA 90401-1154
Employment
USC Law School
Robert P. Baker
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Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(424) 252-4731 401 Wilshire Blvd
12th Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Employment, Civil Rights, Construction and IP
Harvard Law School
Matt Balmuth
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Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(866) 500-7070 510 Arizona Ave.,
Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Southwestern University School of Law
Employment law and Personal Injury also have constructive defect, property, and immigration law background
Pamela Ann Wilson
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Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(310) 650-9565 233 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 700
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Employment, Business, Consumer and IP
Lawrence Freiman
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Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(310) 917-1004 100 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 700
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Employment and Personal Injury
Southwestern University School of Law
Bruce Michael Lorman
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Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(310) 451-0049 1717 Fourth Street
Third Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Employment, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Hastings College of Law
Frank Hakim
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Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(310) 789-2240 100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2060
Santa Monica, CA 90401-1154
Employment
Whittier Coll School of Law
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. Read More »
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Jonathan S. Dennis
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Experienced trial lawyers, we only win when you win.

Mr. Dennis is an experienced employment attorney who will fight for the compensation you deserve. His practice includes discrimination, wage and hour claims, harassment, and more. Call today for a free consultation. Read More »
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Lisa M Howard
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Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(424) 234-9010 1112 Montana Avenue, Ste 465
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Employment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Attorney
(310) 566-9800 808 Wilshire Blvd 3FL
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Employment, Appeals, Business and Construction
Harvard Law School
Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Attorney
(310) 883-6400 1333 2nd St.
Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Employment and Business
Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(310) 576-2100 120 Broadway Ste 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Employment
University of California-Los Angeles
Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(310) 586-7760 2450 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Employment, Business, IP and Real Estate
School of Law
Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(310) 255-2187 3100 Ocean Park Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Employment
Georgetown University Law Center
Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(310) 586-7700 2450 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Employment
University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(310) 933-5430 929 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Employment, Antitrust, Bankruptcy and IP
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(310) 586-7711 2450 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Employment and Business
McGeorge School of Law
Santa Monica, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(310) 883-6462 1333 2nd St.
Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Employment, Business and IP
University of San Diego
Stephen Young
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

Harvard Law SchoolCalifornia
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R. Scott Brink
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Advocacy in Labor & Employment Matters

Scott Brink represents employers in labor and employment law including California wage and hour law, collective bargaining, wrongful discharge litigation, and individual and class action employment discrimination. Read More »
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Steven M. Sweat
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(866) 966-5240 11400 W Olympic Blvd
#218
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free ConsultationLos Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 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...
David Bibiyan
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(310) 438-5555 1801 Century Park E
#2600
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Free ConsultationLos Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
Employment
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...
Damian J. Nassiri
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(949) 375-4734 11400 W Olympic Blvd
#200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free ConsultationEmployment, Cannabis Law, Civil Rights and Criminal
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Damian J. Nassiri practice focuses on employment law and medical marijuana collectives. His employment practice includes representing employees in wage & hour, overtime, wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment cases. His practice also includes representing medical marijuana collectives and criminal defense in drug related cases.
Suzanne Natbony
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Encino, CA Employment Law Attorney with 10 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...
Ron Makarem
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(310) 312-0299 11601 Wilshire Blvd.
Ste 2440
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Free ConsultationEmployment and Legal Malpractice
Pepperdine University
Ron Makarem is the founder of Makarem & Associates, a top law firm located in Los Angeles, California.

Ron has been practicing law since 1995 and has obtained multi-million dollar settlements and judgments for consumer clients across the State. In 2012, Ron received the distinguished CLAY award for "Attorney of the Year" by California Lawyer Magazine for his work on a landmark California Supreme Court case. In 2007, Ron was selected as one of the "Top 20 Under 40" Attorneys in California by California's largest legal newspaper, The Daily Journal. He was selected by Super Lawyer's magazine as a "Super...
Scott R. Ames
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(310) 935-0225 1880 Century Park East
Suite 614
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
Santa Clara University School of Law
Scott R. Ames has been a practicing employment law attorney in Los Angeles for over 25 years. Through dedication, rigorous investigation, and comprehensive knowledge of California employment law, Mr. Ames has won over one hundred million dollars for his clients through settlements and trial verdicts. He has been instrumental in helping people obtain justice for wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, trade secret disputes, wage and hour issues, and other forms of employee mistreatment. For several years, Mr. Ames has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Southern California by SuperLawyers and Los Angeles Magazines. Free consultations are offered...
Louise Ann Fernandez
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(310) 201-3522 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Employment and Business
The George Washington University Law School
Barbra A. Arnold
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(310) 712-6813 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Employment and Business
Harvard Law School
Barbra Arnold has over ten years of experience representing management in all facets of labor and employment law, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, unfair competition, trades secrets, collective bargaining with unions and wage and hour law including class actions relating to failure to pay overtime, and meal and rest period claims.

Barbra advises employers nationwide in these areas as well as on disability and religious accommodation, protected leaves of absence, personnel policies, employee handbooks, arbitration agreements, employment contracts, employee discipline and discharge, union avoidance and labor relations. She lectures and consults in these areas and on other employment-related...
Marta M. Fernandez
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(310) 201-3534 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Employment and Business
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Jual F Reyes
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(877) 242-4410 1875 Century Park East, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and obtained law degree from the UCLA School of Law. Worked on a wide variety of matters, including cases involving employment discrimination, business law, real estate, landlord/tenant matters, personal injury and breach of contract matters. Member of the California State Bar and UCLA Alumni Association. Has been a licensed real estate broker in the state of California since December of 2008. Admitted to practice law in all courts in the state of California and the...
Jonathon Howard Kaplan
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California Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience

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... Read More »
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Geoffrey C. Lyon
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Free Consultation! Experienced, Knowledgeable & Dedicated Employee Advocacy!

I am an experienced and aggressive employment law attorney. I am committed to exceptional representation for employees with legal disputes! Visit my website to see reviews and results, call for a free consultation! Read More »
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David Jafari
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
10250 Constellation Boulevard, Suite 2300
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and IP
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
www.jafarilawgroup.com _______ David Jafari opened the doors to Jafari Law Group in 2005. His practice has focused primarily on intellectual property, business law, and employment matters. In regard to intellectual property, Mr. Jafari has helped secure dozens of patents and dozens of trademarks for various clients, including individuals and business entities. Furthermore, Mr. Jafari has represented clients in over seventy litigation cases dealing with business, employment, and intellectual property related issues. Mr. Jafari has also served as a mediator and has helped clients settle cases outside of court. He holds a Certificate in Mediation from the Orange County Human...
Alex Polishuk
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(310) 785-5320 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Employment and Business
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Alex specializes in representing and advising employers and management personnel on the full spectrum of labor and employment matters.

Alex regularly litigates on behalf of employer and management clients in employment actions, including claims for wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination, failure to accommodate, retaliation, protected leave of absences, and wage and hour issues. Alex has successfully represented clients before the state and federal courts, administrative agencies, including the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Department of Fair Employment Housing, and Employment Development Department, and during binding and advisory arbitrations, where he frequently served as first-chair. Alex handles all aspects of...
Diego Aviles
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(310) 438-5555 1801 Century Park E
#2600
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Employment
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - Irvine
Diego Aviles is a first-generation college graduate who received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from UC Irvine in Political Science and in Criminology, Law & Society. He subsequently received his law degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law where he headed several student run groups such as the Santa Clara La Raza Law Student Association, the Santa Clara Immigration Society, and competed in the Honors Moot Court - Jean Pictet Competition.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Aviles held positions at various organizations, including as a legal extern for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in San Francisco, the...
Keith Custis
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(213) 863-4276 1875 Century Park East, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Free ConsultationEmployment
Boston College Law School
Custis Law P.C. is a Los Angeles-based employment law firm that represents employees who need help protecting their legal rights. With over 20 years of high-level experience, Keith Custis is a passionate and aggressive advocate for employees who have been mistreated by their employers.

Keith founded Custis Law, P.C. to represent employees in cases involving wrongful termination, workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wage and hour laws and violations of the numerous laws that require job-protected leaves of absence. Keith also represents employees and consumers in wage and hour and consumer class actions.

Having represented some of the largest companies in the...
Jonathan S. Dennis
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(424) 299-4500 1875 Century Park East, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Loyola Law School
Jonathan Dennis was born and raised in Los Angeles, California (Oakwood HS in North Hollywood). Mr. Dennis obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance from the University of Southern California in 1999. In 2006, Mr. Dennis obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Mr. Dennis was admitted to the State of California Bar in 2007. Mr. Dennis also has been admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the Central District California. Mr. Dennis’ practice emphasizes both prosecuting and defending a wide range of federal and state civil litigation...
John Jahrmarkt
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 27 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...
Leonard H. Sansanowicz
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LosAngeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(323) 677-0200 1635 Pontius Avenue
2nd Floor
LosAngeles, CA 90025
Employment
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Mr. Sansanowicz has devoted his entire practice to protecting the rights of California employees, having successfully represented employees in employment disputes, including those involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, and violations of the various medical leave laws, as well as wage and hour individual and class actions.
David Joshua Staub
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(310) 929-5269 13015 Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Employment, Business, Collections and Consumer
Tulane Univ Law School
D. Joshua Staub's practice emphasizes general civil litigation with experience resolving disputes for plaintiffs and defendants through arbitration, trial, and mediation involving the following areas of law: automobile accidents, breach of contract, commercial collections, consumer claims (including class actions) fraud, harassment, judgment enforcement, and nonpayment of wages (wage & hour).
Travis Gemoets
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(310) 785-5387 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Employment and Business
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Vincent James DeSimone
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Marina Del Rey, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(310) 693-5561 13160 Mindanao Way
Suite 280
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
University of California - Los Angeles
From 1987 to 1990, he was a staff attorney at Westside Legal Services, in Santa Monica, California where he was the lead trial lawyer representing lower income families and individuals who could not afford a lawyer. In 1990, DeSimone founded the cutting edge civil rights law firm Schonbrun & DeSimone. Later known as Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, the firm established a reputation as one of the most prestigious civil and employment rights law firms in the State of California and in the entire country.

After twenty-five years as a partner, Jim decided to carve out his own path by...
Tyler F. Clark
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Employment Lawyer Dedicated to Employee Rights!

I am an experienced and successful employment law attorney. I am dedicated to fighting against discrimination and harassment in the workplace! Visit my website for reviews and case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Martin I. Aarons
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Skilled Employment Lawyer! Employee Advocacy!

I provide comprehensive and diligent representation for employees with workplace disputes. I will fight to protect your legal rights and interests! Visit my website for reviews and results, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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.