Santa Venetia, California Employment Lawyers

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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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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Latika M. Malkani
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Aggressive Advocacy for Employee Rights! Exceptional Representation!

I have fought to protect the rights and interests of workers since 1996. I believe in creating workplaces that are fair, respectful and functional. Visit my website to see case results and call now for a consultation.
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Jody I. LeWitter
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Experienced & Passionate Employment Attorney! Pursuing Justice for Employees!

I am a dedicated and skilled California employment law attorney. I have been aggressively fighting for justice in the workplace for 30 years! Call for a consultation, visit my website for case settlements and verdicts.
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Joseph Salama
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San Rafael, CA Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(415) 948-9030 165 N. Redwood Dr
Suite 285
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Civil Rights
Boston University School of Law
In the last seventeen years, Law Offices of Joseph Salama has helped companies and individuals navigate successfully through the legal system. For some, this meant going before a jury, whether in federal or state court, or before an administrative law judge. For some, it meant getting out of the case as quickly and painlessly as possible. For some, it meant putting the right knowledge, documents, and systems in place to minimize the risk of litigation. But for all of them, it meant listening, understanding, and then making the commitment to meet their needs such that they could begin to outsource...
Scot Andrew Candell
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San Rafael, CA Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(415) 441-1776 4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Employment, Civil Rights, Criminal and DUI
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Steven Mark Kesten
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San Rafael, CA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(415) 309-7930 101 Lucas Valley Rd, Suite 273
San Rafael, CA 94903
Employment, Civil Rights, Consumer and Elder
University of San Francisco School of Law
Chris Schaefer
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San Rafael, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(415) 492-0590 950 Northgate Dr., Ste. 202
San Rafael, CA 94903
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Lincoln Univ
San Rafael, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(415) 472-3434 55 Professional Center Pkwy
San Rafael, CA 94903
Employment, Business and Real Estate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Patrick William Jordan
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San Rafael, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(415) 459-9865 1010 B St. #320
San Rafael, CA 94901
Employment
Univ of Wisconsin Law School
With over 40 years experience, Mr. Jordan represents management in all areas of labor and employment law, from union avoidance, contract negotiations and arbitration to retaliation, discrimination, terminations and wage and hour class actions. Focusing on complex strategy issues and litigation, Mr. Jordan is known for his creativity, experience and courtroom skills.
Sean Hogle
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San Rafael, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(415) 287-3207 Lerman Law Building
802 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Employment, Antitrust, Business and Communications
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Sean's law practice is focused primarily on technology ventures, such as software, wireless telecommunications, and Internet-related companies, as well as firms in the visual effects, concept art and emerging media space. Sean's seventeen years of diverse legal experience make him well-suited to act as a "virtual general counsel" to his venture clients, guiding such enterprises through the complex legal and regulatory environment of the United States and abroad--and in all stages of growth, from founding to IPO. Having closed countless complex technology transactions with numerous Fortune 100 companies worldwide, Sean has become the consummate deal lawyer, bringing to the table an...
J.E.B. Pickett
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Greenbrae, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(415) 461-6400 100 Drakes Landing Rd, Suite 275
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Employment, Appeals, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Twenty-four-year career of cost-efficient litigation, management, and resolution of large dockets of a wide variety of thorny, high-exposure disputes up to $200 million. More than twelve years focused on employment law, with previous experience in intellectual property, products liability, and insured claims. Entrusted to: • Weigh risks and benefits of legal proceedings and assessment of settlement strategies • Run efficient teams with emphasis on streamlining processes and developing internal talent to full potential • Legal research, writing, argument of motions including summary judgment, class certification • Manage experts, reduce legal spend, and win on a shoe-string budget • Handle all aspects of...
John Ward Schilt
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Larkspur, CA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
700 Landing Circle
Suite 199
Larkspur, CA 94939
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Jay Richard Strauss
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Novato, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(415) 265-5555 40 Bonnie Brae Dr
Novato, CA 94949
Employment
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Jonathan H. Siegel
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Outstanding Success in Employment Law Representation! Skill & Experience!

I am a trusted yet formidable advocate for those who have been wronged in the workplace. I am dedicated to aggressively protecting your rights and interests! Visit my website for case results or call for a consultation.
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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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Darrell J. Salomon
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San Rafael, CA Employment Law Attorney
(415) 259-6670 4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94960
Employment
Leslie Leone
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Mill Valley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
20 Sunnyside Avenue, Suite A
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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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Len Watkins
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Richmond, CA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 237-6916 125 Park Place
Suite 210
Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationEmployment, Antitrust, Business and IP
University of San Francisco School of Law
A resident of Oakland, Len spent much of his legal career with prestigious, top-ranked, San Francisco law firms. Mr. Watkins brings the same level of expertise, and standard of excellence, to his practice in the East Bay. Focusing on consumer bankruptcy and business law, Mr. Watkins’ depth of experience and training include: A Masters of Business Administration, concentrating on finance, from the University of California, at Davis A stock brokerage license (inactive) from the National Association of Securities Dealers A California Real Estate Broker’s license Previous Experience Business Attorney Norris & Norris (now...
Te'Reisha N. Graves
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Point Richmond, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(510) 234-2808 145 Park Place, Suite A
Point Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationEmployment, Family and Personal Injury
Florida A&M University College of Law
Te’Reisha N. Graves is a Richmond, California native. Ms. Graves is committed to ensuring her clients receive zealous representation from start to finish. Ms. Graves fights tirelessly to find solutions to resolve each client’s unique matter. She effectively communicates with her clients throughout their case to make certain they are not left in the dark. Ms. Graves demonstrates a high degree of care and compassion when dealing with her clients.

Ms. Graves graduated from California State University, East Bay, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Criminal Justice Administration. After graduation, Ms. Graves attended John F....
Kelly Armstrong
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Sausalito, CA Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(866) 590-6082 302 Caledonia Street
Suite 4
Sausalito, CA 94965
Employment and Civil Rights
U of San Francisco School of Law
Diana Maier
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Corte Madera, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(415) 515-1707 770 Tamalpais Drive
Suite 321
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Employment
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.
Alan Adelman
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 24 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.
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);...
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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Pamela Kong
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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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...
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...
Daniel Beck
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Petaluma, CA Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(707) 992-5404 755 Baywood Drive
Second Floor
Petaluma, CA 94954
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Divorce and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Attorney Daniel Beck is a lawyer with more than 35 years of family law, employment law, labor law, criminal law, medical marijuana law, personal injury, civil litigation, real estate, and business law experience. Mr. Beck has practiced before the Superior and Appellate courts of California and the Federal Courts of Nevada, Idaho and Washington D.C. He is a member in good standing with the California Bar Association. Beck Law P.C., headquartered in Santa Rosa California provides legal services to Sonoma County, Mendocino County and Lake County California including Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Sonoma, Kenwood, Glen Ellen,...
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.
Robert Salinas
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Business and Landlord Tenant
University of California, Berkeley 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.
Jason Austin Joseph Lundberg
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(415) 404-6395 655 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationEmployment, Asbestos, Business and Insurance Claims
Golden Gate Univ School of 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...
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...
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.
Rocio Toriz
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California Employment Law Lawyer

University of San Francisco School of LawCalifornia
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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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Timothy Tietjen
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(415) 940-7176 44 Montgomery Street
Suite 750
San Francisco, CA 94104
Employment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of San Francisco School of Law
As a partner at the firm Rouda Feeder Tietjen & McGuinn, San Francisco lawyer Timothy G. Tietjen focuses his practice on personal injury cases. Mr. Tietjen has been practicing law in California for over three decades. On numerous occasions, he has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers® lists. He received his undergraduate degree from California State University at Hayward and his Juris Doctor from the University Of San Francisco School Of Law. His firm is happy to offer free consultations—contact them today to get yours.
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
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
Shirley Wang
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(415) 278-1400 625 Market St
12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Employment, Appeals and Business
New York University School of Law
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
Arthur William Lazear
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Oakland, CA Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(510) 735-6316 436 14th St Ste 1117
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEmployment
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Arthur Lazear has practiced law for more than 40 years, helping to obtain successful results for worthy clients nationwide. Mr. Lazear has prosecuted some of the biggest class actions ever litigated in employment law, but has never abandoned his level of personal attention to each client, which is the firm’s hallmark.

Mr. Lazear’s father was a janitor, an immigrant from Ukraine who worked nights in a tireless effort to provide his children the hope of a better life, that they might realize the American Dream. The example set by his father inspired Mr. Lazear’s lifelong commitment to protecting and enforcing the...
Stephen Noel Ilg
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(888) 273-2049 555 California Street, Suite 4925
San Francisco, CA 94104
Employment and Products Liability
New York University School of Law and POLLACK CENTER FOR LAW AND BUSINESS
Stephen Noel Ilg has helped hundreds of consumers, employees and tenants in California recover millions of dollars from abusive companies and landlords. Award-winning attorney, Stephen Noel Ilg has experience with all stages of litigation, from pre-suit investigation and early settlement all the way through trial. He also serves as President of the American Society of Legal Scholars and sits on the Board of Directors of the Conference of California Bar Associations. Stephen Ilg focuses on employment and consumer law. He has earned two pro bono awards from the San Francisco Bar Association. He is the founder and...
John Marshall Feder
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San Francisco, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(415) 940-7176 44 Montgomery St
Suite 4000
San Francisco, CA 94104
Employment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
John Feder is a personal injury lawyer in San Francisco and a partner at Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn. Since 1978, Mr. Feder has been practicing in the legal field. Currently, he serves as president of the Consumer Attorneys of California, and he also serves on the organization’s Executive Board and Board of Governors. For the past ten years, Attorney Feder has been selected for inclusion in the list of California Super Lawyers®. For your free case evaluation, please contact his firm today.
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
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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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.