Santee, California Employment Lawyers

David C. Hawkes Esq.
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University of San Diego School of LawCalifornia and U.S. District Court Southern District of California
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Santee, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(858) 795-1000 10630 Grand Teton Way
Santee, CA 92071
Employment, Business and Immigration
Hillary Vrem
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El Cajon, CA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(619) 696-0667 1941 Friendship Drive Ste F
El Cajon, CA 92020
Employment and Estate Planning
Hilary Vrem has been practicing law in San Diego for since 2005, joining the Bolander Law Group in 2010. Her practice focuses primarily on trust litigation, employment matters, adoptions, and estate planning. Like Lori, Hilary is adopted, so she, too, is passionate about this area of law and is honored to assist couples in starting and expanding their families.
Domingo Castillo Jr
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(800) 497-9774 3443 Camino Del Rio South Ste. 315
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationEmployment, Domestic Violence, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Univ of West Los Angeles
I am the principal partner of Castillo & Associates handling workers compensation, personal injury, criminal defense and family law matters throughout our Southern California offices in Riverside, San Diego, Indio/Coachella Valley and Imperial-Calexico. I'm married and blessed with children. I enjoy spending time with my family and love to fish, travel and enjoy watching Sports, Nature & Forsenic TV channels. I began my carrier working with the Allstate Insurance Claims Auto, Property & Liability Dept in 1987 while studying at UCLA. I then began working as a workers comp adjuster for Cigna Property & Casualty. While in Law School, I...
(800) 497-9774 7130 Magnolia Ave. Ste. E
Riverside, CA 92504
(800) 497-9774 81715 Hwy 111 Ste. C
Indio, CA 92201
(800) 497-9774 38 West 4th St. Ste. 6
Calexico, CA 92231
Scott Anthony McMillan
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La Mesa, CA Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(619) 464-1500 4670 Nebo Dr
La Mesa, CA 91941
Employment, Agricultural, Business and IP
Western Sierra School of Law
Christopher John Hayes
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La Mesa, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(619) 846-0183 5890 Nagel Street
La Mesa, CA 91942
Employment, Business, Consumer and Stockbroker Fraud
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Representing indidividuals and businesses in employment law, business law, consumer law, financial fraud litigation, unfair competition, risk avoidance and risk management. Headquartered in San Diego and actively representing clients throughout California.
Kenneth J. Rose
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(619) 619-8221
Ext. 088
10636 Scripps Summit Court
Suite 139
San Diego, CA 92131
Employment
The George Washington University Law School
Melissa Nicole Engle
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(619) 677-5608 9475 Chesapeake Drive, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92123
Employment
Tina K Gehres
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 333-2420 4275 Executive Square
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92037
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Estate Planning and IP
Saint Louis University School of Law
Tina K. Gehres is the President and founder of Gehres Law Group, P.C., which she formed to provide affordable legal services to small businesses and individuals in the state of California. With more than two and a half decades of legal and business experience, Ms. Gehres has held a broad range of roles including Corporate Counsel, Director of Human Resources, Law Firm Partner, Legal Consultant, and Senior Accountant. Today, she has positioned herself as a valuable asset to clients as a small business attorney in San Diego and surrounding areas. Ms. Gehres has been a licensed attorney since 1997...
(877) 333-2420 9891 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Ryan B. Noory
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(855) 781-9904 10th Floor
350 10th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Employment, Business, Entertainment & Sports and Landlord Tenant
Harvard Law School
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(213) 986-7266 4th Floor
2029 Century Park East
Beverly Hills, CA 90067
(415) 797-7266 36th Floor
One Market
San Francisco, CA 94105
(281) 888-8182 33rd Floor
3200 Southwest Frwy
Houston, TX 77027
(347) 754-7266 39th Floor
245 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10167
Marilynn Mika Spencer
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(619) 233-1313 2727 Camino del Rio S, Ste 140
San Diego, CA 92108
Employment
UCLA School of Law
Marilynn Mika Spencer is the founding and managing attorney of Spencer Johnson McCammon LLP. The firm practices
exclusively in the fields of labor law, employment law, employee benefits, and personal injury. Ms. Spencer
represents clients in the public and private sectors in most areas of labor and employment law including wage
and hour claims, union law, disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation, other discrimination,
administrative compliance, contract and intellectual property matters, employee benefits, and selected class
actions. She regularly appears in federal and state courts and in administrative agencies including the
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), the Department of
Fair Employment and...
Robert A. Odell
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Chapman University Fowler School of LawCalifornia and United States District Court, Central District of California
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Tamara S. Freeze
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(619) 606-6076 12526 High Bluff Dr
#300
San Diego, CA 92130
Free ConsultationEmployment, Entertainment & Sports and International
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
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 practice, she worked for several big law firms in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Orange County. Ms. Freeze is comfortable litigating cases and representing clients throughout California. Ms. Freeze has substantial experience representing clients in discrimination and harassment disputes, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, and for unpaid compensation and benefits. Ms. Freeze frequently advises employees on the hiring and termination, the enforcement of company policies and practices, labor-management relations, wage...
(949) 378-9794 400 Spectrum Center Dr
#560
Irvine, CA 92618
(310) 300-4024 9595 Wilshire Blvd
#900
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Alicia Irene Dearn
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(800) 449-8992 5405 Morehouse Dr, Ste 110
San Diego, CA 92121
Employment, Appeals, Business and Real Estate
University of San Diego and University of Washington School of Law
Alicia I. Dearn is the founder of Bellatrix PC, a woman-owned, business facing law firm with offices in Saint Louis, Missouri and San Diego, California. Bellatrix PC handles lawsuits and business transactions and gives legal advice in business, employment, real estate, civil litigation and election law. Ms. Dearn is an experienced trial lawyer and businesswoman. Acting as an outsourced general counsel for many of her clients, Dearn takes pride in being a part of their internal business teams. Her clients come from a diverse portfolio of industries: manufacturing, restaurants, political, retail, software and staffing organizations. Under Ms. Dearn’s leadership,...
(800) 449-8992 165 N. Meramec Ste 200
Clayton, MO 63105
Christopher Light
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(720) 330-2848 8880 Rio San Diego Dr.
Rio Vista Tower, 8th Floor
San Diego, CA 92108
Employment, Criminal and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Christopher Light has dedicated his life to helping people and defending their rights and interests, often times, in cases where no one else would. Widely revered for his trial advocacy, Mr. Light has quickly established himself as one of Colorado’s most accomplished trial lawyers. Selected by his peers as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor that is limited to 2.5% of attorneys in Colorado, Mr. Light has also been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a “Top 40 Under 40” trial attorney and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has selected him to their prestigious “10...
(720) 330-2848 14143 Denver West Parkway
Suite 100
Golden, CO 80401
Jordon Harlan
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(619) 870-0802 363 5th Avenue
Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
University of San Diego School of Law
Jordon practices personal injury in Durango, Colorado and its surrounding areas. He is available for a free consultation to discuss your questions and your case. Jordon attended University of San Diego School of Law. There, he was invited to compete nationally on both his law school's trial team and appellate moot court team. During the same period, Jordon also interned for the San Diego District Attorney's Office and externed for the Honorable John A. Houston of the Southern District of California. While previously working as a defense attorney for the insurance companies he now prosecutes, Jordon learned...
(970) 462-9599 50 River Oaks Dr.
Unit 115
Durango, CO 81303
Robert A. Odell
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Attorney
(619) 606-6076 12526 High Bluff Dr
#300
San Diego, CA 92130
Free ConsultationEmployment
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Joseph N Casas
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(855) 267-4457 402 West Broadway
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Joseph N. Casas is a bilingual attorney and business advisor with a diverse background and experience founded upon his service as an infantryman in the U.S. Marine Corps and a J.A.G. officer in the U.S. Navy. As an attorney, Joseph’s experience includes corporate law, bankruptcy law, and the defense and prosecution of complex matters including business and commercial torts, personal injury, contractual disputes, fraud, and securities claims. Joseph also maintains an active military law practice. He has represented dozens of service members before courts-martial and administrative separation boards. As a business advisor, Joseph specializes...
Samuel M. Salom
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(858) 997-2264 303 A Street, Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92101
Employment, Business, Collections and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Samuel M. Salom, Esq. represents individuals and entities in civil and business/commercial litigation and transactional matters involving corporate/business issues, contracts, employment, enforcement of judgments and collections, real estate, personal injury, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration and Mediation). Mr. Salom represents clients in both California State and Federal courts and is licensed to practice law in all California State Courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, and United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California.

Mr. Salom earned his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law where he graduated magna...
Michael B Black
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Chula Vista, CA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
2220 Otay Lakes Road, Ste. 502-217
Chula Vista, CA 91915
Employment, Divorce, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Loyola University New Orleans
John F. McCarthy
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(619) 736-8910 525 B Street
Suite 1500
San Diego, CA 92101
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Pepperdine University School of Law and Thomas Jefferson School of Law
I help build better businesses.
James L. Hassey
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(858) 876-5411 1660 Hotel Circle North
Suite: 302
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Rosana Herrera
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(858) 794-0098 3525 Del Mar Heights Road
No. 207
San Diego, CA 92130
Employment and Business
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Rosana Herrera-Ortega is a San Diego corporate attorney who focuses on business and corporate law. Ms. Herrera-Ortega is the proprietor of San Diego-based The Law Office of Rosana Herrera-Ortega and has practiced law since 1992. Ms. Herrera-Ortega concentrates her practice on business and corporate transactions for profit and nonprofit clients, in contractual and licensing matters, in trademarks, transactional employment law and in estate planning. Ms. Herrera-Ortega is a member of State Bar of California where she is licensed to practice in all courts of the State of California, and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of...
Robert Craig Clark
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(619) 239-1321 205 West Date Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationEmployment, Consumer and Medical Malpractice
University of San Diego School of Law
Craig discovered his passion for advocating for the rights of people in high school while participating on the debate team. Fortunately, he was also blessed with the internal desire and ability to fight powerful forces. That, combined with hard work and determination, has contributed to his success.

Craig obtained his law degree from the University of San Diego in 1986. He was awarded membership in USD Law Review, was a finalist in Moot Court, and graduated in the top 5% of his class.

After law school, Craig joined the largest and most prestigious law firm in San Diego - Gray, Cary, Ames...
David C. Hawkes Esq.
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La Jolla, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(858) 775-7515 800 Silverado St
2nd Floor
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Consumer and Estate Planning
University of San Diego School of Law
Gregory Paul Olson
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(619) 564-3650 501 West Broadway
Suite 1370
San Diego, CA 92101
Employment, Business, IP and Real Estate
University of San Diego School of Law
The Law Office of Gregory P. Olson focuses on protecting businesses and individual clients in commercial, real estate, business, employment and intellectual property disputes. The Law Office of Gregory P. Olson was founded in 2004. Prior to opening his own office, Mr. Olson was a shareholder in one of San Diego's oldest and largest local law firms, where he practiced law from 1995 to 2004. Mr. Olson graduated from Stanford University in 1991 with a B.A. in Political Science and from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1995, where he served as an editor on the San Diego...
Norman Blumenthal
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(877) 852-3912 2255 Calle Clara
San Diego, CA 92037
Free ConsultationEmployment
Loyola Univ School of Law
SALARIED WORKERS STILL GET OVERTIME In California, there are certain exemptions that allow employers to deny paying employees overtime. Whether or not an employee meets those exemptions is typically based on their job duties and responsibilities. There are many situations where employers misclassify employees as exempt from overtime based solely on their job title. For example, the employer will give the employee a fancy job title that includes the word Manager or Supervisor, when in fact, the employee is performing manual or clerical labor according to the employers strict guidelines and protocols. In other words, the employee is exercising independent...
(408) 681-8477 5201 Great America Pkwy
San Jose, CA 95054
(415) 935-3957 1750 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Roy Kohler
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(619) 442-0042 7676 Hazard Center Dr #500
San Diego, CA 92108
Employment and Personal Injury
National University
Principal, Roy Robert Kohler has spent over 17 years handling personal injury and employment law matters, collecting large verdicts and recoveries for his clients. San Diego attorney Mr. Kohler prides himself on his one on one, personal attention to his clients. His experience and due diligence with a variety of personal injury accident claims have enabled him to collect large settlements for his clients. In addition, the Law Offices of Roy Robert Kohler have assisted victims of sexual harassment or wrongful termination to protect their rights and obtain recoveries against their employers for violations of the federal and state...
Lisa Jean Damiani
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SAN DIEGO, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(619) 239-0170 1059 10th Avenue
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101
Employment, Business, Criminal and DUI
California Western School of Law
Ms. Damiani, named a San Diego Super Lawyer since 2010, received her B.A. degree in 1983 from New York University and her J.D. degree in 1988 from California Western School of Law in San Diego, where she made Law Review. She became a practicing member of the California Bar in 1988 and started her own law practice, focusing on criminal cases. In 1993, a national law firm recruited her to join its white-collar crime practice group. There, she continued to represent people and entities in state and federal court, charged with a variety of crimes ranging from fraud and...
Kyle Roald Nordrehaug
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(858) 551-1223 2255 Calle Clara
San Diego, CA 92037
Free ConsultationEmployment
Univ of San Diego School of Law
At Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, our California employment law attorneys are dedicated to servicing workers throughout the state. We focus on overtime wage claims. Our employment law attorneys have extensive experience representing employees with computer-related occupations, such as network engineers, systems administrators, computer programmers, video game designers, data processors and computer help-desk and customer support specialists. At Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, our overtiem law attorneys concentrate on claims for unpaid commissions and overtime wages. In particular, we have the experience and talent necessary to represent pharmaceutical sales representatives in overtime wage collection lawsuits. Visit our employment law firms blog to...
Robert David Wilson III
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(619) 696-6700 101 W. Broadway, Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Consumer and Personal Injury
Albany Law School/Union Univ
Tamara Michelle Cross
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(800) 859-2064 3170 4th Ave
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92103
Employment, Business, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
Univ of San Diego School of Law
At The Cross Law Firm, APC, our focus is on consistent client satisfaction based on individual expectations. It is important to us that each client receives our personal attention. We make it our job to pay special attention to your needs at all times. Lead by experienced attorney Tamara Cross, we represent businesses, landowners and individuals across California. Our rates are competitive, with flat-fee and contingency-fee arrangements available in certain situations.
Julia Annes Stedile
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(619) 777-9962 1320 Columbia St., Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and International
University of San Diego School of Law
Julia Annes Stedile is an attorney licensed to practice law, both in California and Brazil. Born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Ms. Stedile graduated from law school at Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, in 2009. During and after law school, she worked in her mother’s law firm until 2011, when she moved to San Diego. There, Julia Stedile attended the University of San Diego School of Law, earning an LL.M. graduate degree in International Law in 2013. Ms. Stedile returned to Brazil and worked as General Counsel for the largest cosmetic company in South America, until she returned to...
Paul David Jackson
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(858) 552-4900 10951 Sorrento Valley Rd
Suite 1-G
San Diego, CA 92121
Employment
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Attorney Paul Jackson, JacksonLaw LLP, represents employees in employment matters including disputes, workplace discrimination and sexual harassment. The JacksonLaw firm represents business and federal employees.
J. Michael Ivancie
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(619) 929-0451 3200 4th Avenue
Suite 205
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationEmployment, Administrative, Criminal and Immigration
University of Arizona
John M Masnica
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(619) 566-6985 3555 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
John Masnica is President and founder of Tailored Legal. He formed the law firm to deliver legal services to San Diego’s business owners and families in a different way. John recognized that San Diego’s small business owners and families are in need of quality legal services delivered by an attorney they can understand, relate to, and trust, and for a fixed price within their business and family budgets. Tailored Legal was born out of that recognition and strives to help San Diego’s businesses and families plan for the future by using legal tools to start and operate...
Daniel Dart Bodell
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(858) 461-4699 11455 El Camino Real
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92130
Employment
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Kerry E. Kennedy
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Redwood City, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(650) 365-5986 2000 Broadway St
Redwood City, CA 94063
Employment and Administrative
Golden Gate University
Habib Hasbini Esq.
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(619) 350-3111 945 4th avenue, suite 309
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationEmployment and Immigration
San Diego Immigration lawyers at the Law Offices of Hasbini specialize in immigrant and non-immigrant visa processing, U.S. permanent residence, green card, working visas, H-1B’s, business and investment visas, naturalization, corporate and business immigration, political asylum, as well as deportation and removal matters. Law Offices of Hasbini truly understands what it takes to get our clients the legal help they deserve. By remaining open and honest with our clients, we are consistently able to provide the highest quality of care and service. We are familiar with the emotional investment clients make in the immigration process.We combine our personal experience,...
Michael Miller
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(619) 554-8460 8880 Rio San Diego Dr.
Rio Vista Tower 8th Floor
San Diego, CA 92108
Employment and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Mr. Miller has literally thousands of hours of experience representing people in high stakes, multi-million dollar complex litigation against many of the largest corporations and product manufacturers in the United States, including John Crane, Georgia-Pacific, Lorillard Tobacco Company, General Electric, Kaiser Gypsum and Kelly-Moore. Mr. Miller regularly litigates cases against the most prestigious "Big Law" insurance defense firms in the US. His legal practice focuses on all civil litigation representing plaintiffs, including employment law representing employees, consumer safety law, toxic injury law, such as asbestos, tobacco and catastrophic injury and wrongful death.

Richardson Craig Griswold
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Solana Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(858) 481-1300 101 N. Acacia Avenue
Suite 20
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Real Estate
California Western School of Law
Griswold LAW provides legal counseling and representation in employment disputes, business disputes, contract disputes, trademark litigation, business collection matters, and real estate issues for individuals and businesses in San Diego and Los Angeles. Attorney Richardson "Red" Griswold is a member of the California State Bar and licensed to practice law in all California state courts, as well as the United States District Courts in the Southern District and Central District of California. Mr. Griswold earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis and his law degree, magna cum laude, from California Western School of Law in San Diego....
Jared A. Roark
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(858) 373-5555 6165 Greenwich Drive, Suite 340
San Diego, CA 92122
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
California Western School of Law
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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.


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.