Soquel, California Employment Lawyers

Brian C. Mathias
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Aptos, CA Employment Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(831) 531-7141 P.O. Box 2874
Aptos, CA 95001
Employment and Landlord Tenant
Landlord Law Brian represents Landlords in all aspects of landlord-tenant law. Brian assists landlords in evictions (called “unlawful detainers”) when tenants have either stopped paying rent or have violated other material aspects of their rental agreement. Brian is knowledgeable in all aspects of landlord-tenant law, including security deposit disputes, rent control and subsidized housing (also called “Section 8” housing), and drafting rental agreements. In mid-2016 Brian shifted his practice to exclusively represent landlords and property management agencies Employment Law Brian represents employees in a wide variety of California employment law matters, including...
Scott Jeffrey Allen
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Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 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.
(831) 901-3901 2511 Garden Road, Suite A-225
Monterey, CA 93940
James Carl Eschen III
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Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Attorney with 33 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
Douglas Charles Kane
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Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 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...
Elizabeth M. 'Lisa' Peck
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Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(408) 332-5792 1010 Fair Ave., Ste. A
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment and Civil Rights
Kelly Sue Wachs
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Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Attorney with 25 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
Angela Lipanovich
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Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(831) 247-6655 2222 East Cliff Drive, Suite 216
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Employment, Business, Energy and IP
Joel Waelty
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Morgan Hill , CA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(408) 246-5500 17485 Monterey Road, Suite 204
Morgan Hill , CA 95037
Free ConsultationEmployment
UC Hastings COL
Joel Waelty is an experienced employment attorney practicing in San Jose, California, whose dedication to his clients shows in the results he obtains in the courtroom. His practice is focused on the rights of employees and insureds. He represents employees in all aspects of workplace disputes including sexual harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination. In his representation of those wrongfully denied insurance benefits, he handles claims against insurers of life, disability, health and the home. He also pursues benefits due employees under employer-sponsored benefit plans. Mr. Waelty's dedication is seen not only through his courtroom results, but also through...
(408) 246-5500 1530 The Alameda
Suite 115
San Jose, CA 95126
Steven Edward Springer
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Morgan Hill, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(888) 490-9852 16360 Monterey St. Ste. 180
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Criminal and Family
Santa Clara University
Help small to medium size companies navigate through a wide variety of legal challenges: formation, funding, governmental impediments, operational legal planning, merger and acquisition, employee relations, and labor compliance. All with the goal of litigation avoidance. Litigation in all California state courts and the Northern and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California.
(888) 490-9852 39275 State Street
Fremont, CA 94538
(888) 490-9852 95 South Market Street, Ste. 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Suzanne King Nusbaum
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Los Gatos, CA Employment Law Attorney with 46 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...
Dixon Ray Howell
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(408) 979-7800 1800 Hamilton Ave, Suite 240
San Jose, CA 95125
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Very experienced and highly ("AV") rated business lawyer. Offer the experience of a large firm and the responsiveness of a start up.
Randy Schmidt
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Campbell, CA Employment Law Attorney
(408) 371-6000 2542 S Bascom Ave
#200
Campbell, CA 95008
Employment, Business and Estate Planning
Sean Olender
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(408) 797-0000 4030 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 234
San Jose, CA 95117
Employment and Immigration
University of San Diego School of Law
Tim Reed
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Campbell, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(408) 879-2628 1999 S. Bascom Ave, Suite 700
Campbell, CA 95008
Employment
Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(831) 425-2835 600 Ocean St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment and Business
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(408) 313-3212 986 W Cliff Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Employment and Education
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz, CA Employment Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(831) 588-4818 1134 Soquel Avenue, Suite B
Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2159
Employment and Criminal
San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(408) 979-2920 2125 Canoas Garden Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Employment
UC Hastings COL
San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(408) 979-2920 2125 Canoas Garden Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Employment
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(408) 553-9810 3031 Tisch Way
San Jose, CA 95128
Employment and Workers' Comp
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Campbell, CA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(408) 369-0800 1901 S Bascom Ave
Campbell, CA 95008
Employment
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Watsonville, CA Employment Law Attorney
(831) 429-5420 119 E. Beach St.
Suite 120
Watsonville, CA 95076
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Campbell, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(408) 559-8990 1475 S Bascom Ave
Campbell, CA 95008
Employment, Business and Tax
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Watsonville, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(831) 786-8800 406 Main St
Watsonville, CA 95076
Employment, Business, IP and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(408) 979-2920 2125 Canoas Garden Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Employment
U of San Francisco School of Law
San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(408) 979-2920 2125 Canoas Garden Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Employment
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Watsonville, CA Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(831) 722-2444 240 Westgate Drive
Watsonville, CA 95076
Employment and Personal Injury
Watsonville, CA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
180 Westgate Dr
Watsonville, CA 95076
Employment, Business and Collections
Saratoga, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(408) 370-5070 18805 Cox Ave
Saratoga, CA 95070
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Univ of British Columbia
Los Gatos, CA Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(408) 356-3000 983 University Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Employment
San Francisco Law Sch
James Gulseth
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Pleasanton, CA Employment Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(925) 463-9600 5890 Stoneridge Dr.
Ste. 102
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and IP
UC Hastings COL
James H. (Jim) Gulseth was born and attended high school in Devils Lake, North Dakota and graduated with an A.B. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Jim earned his JD degree at the University of California Hastings School of Law in San Francisco and is admitted to practice in the State of California and before the Federal District Court, Northern District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He is a member of the Corporations, Business Transactions, Securities and Tax and Intellectual Property Sections of the State Bar of California. Jim’s reported cases include...
(925) 463-9600 373 North L Street
Livermore, CA 94551
Leslie Leone
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Burlingame, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
1325 Howard Avenue, Suite 254
Burlingame, CA 94010
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.

Call Leone Law Firm for a FREE consultation...
20 Sunnyside Avenue, Suite A
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Gretchen Birkheimer
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Redwood City, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(650) 843-1900 2055 Woodside Road, Suite 110
Redwood City, CA 94061
Free ConsultationEmployment and Appeals
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
I represent employees in wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation cases, in addition to bringing related claims such as defamation, assault, battery, invasion of privacy, and failure to accommodate disabilities. I represent employees, and advise employers, regarding collection of unpaid wages, overtime, minimum wages, missed meal periods and rest breaks, and other wage claims. I represent employees in unemployment insurance appeals.

Please note that I do not take matters involving union grievances, union disciplinary actions or Skelly hearings.
Daniel Velton
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Sunnyvale, CA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
525 W. Remington Drive
Suite 106
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Free ConsultationEmployment
Santa Clara University School of Law
Daniel Velton began his legal career with the largest labor and employment law firm in the world. Using that experience, he brings valuable knowledge and perspective to his current practice, in which he exclusively represents employees in high-stakes individual and class action employment matters, including cases of unlawful discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, illegal pay practices and whistleblower retaliation.
John Fredrick Klopfenstein
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Salinas, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(831) 751-3947 9 W Gabilan St. Suite 6
Salinas, CA 93901
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Immigration
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
John is a former Deputy Public Defender for two separate Public Defender offices and has 23 years of criminal law experience. He has handled from simple traffic ticket cases all the way to murder with very successful results
Sebastian L. Miller
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Santa Clara, CA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(408) 348-1728 900 Lafayette Street
Suite 201
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Free ConsultationEmployment and Arbitration & Mediation
The University of Chicago Law School
Sebastian Miller focuses on representing workers in employment litigation on a contingency-fee basis. He litigates both class actions as well as single-plaintiff cases. He has achieved excellent results for many clients. More details are available at www.sebastianmillerlaw.com. Sebastian often speaks and writes about developments in employment law. For example, his work has appeared in the California Labor & Employment Law Review and the Daily Journal. Sebastian has been quoted by Law360 and has appeared on panels hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Labor and Employment Section of the California Bar as...
Robert Lockhart Taylor
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Pleasanton, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(925) 463-9600 5890 Stoneridge Dr. Suite 102
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, IP and Real Estate
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Robert L. (Bob) Taylor was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended high school in Berkeley, California. Bob graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with high honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982 with an A.B. degree in Economics. Bob graduated from the Boalt Hall School of Law (UC Berkeley) in 1985, where he was a member of the California Law Review. In 1985, he was admitted to practice in the State of California and before the Federal District Court, Northern District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He has since also been admitted...
(925) 463-9600 373 North L Street
Livermore, CA 94551
Norman Blumenthal
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San Jose, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(408) 681-8477 5201 Great America Pkwy
San Jose, CA 95054
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...
(877) 852-3912 2255 Calle Clara
San Diego, CA 92037
(415) 935-3957 1750 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Elena Rivkin Franz
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Santa Clara, CA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(408) 940-5360 900 Lafayette Street
Suite 509
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
I am a real estate and business law attorney. I limit my practice to these areas, which include things from setting up HOAs, to neighbor issues, to construction, and real estate fraud. My background is in real estate, where I was a real estate appraiser, property manager, and project manager for condominium conversions and other real estate developments. I understand the hurdles you face on a daily basis if you are a real estate owner, investor, contractor or developer. A large segment of my client base are small business owners. I understand that you want simple answers...
Elisabeth A. DeBartolo
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Monterey, CA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(831) 402-7006 99 Pacific Street
Suite 555-B
Monterey, CA 93940
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Dedicated to providing practical, cost-effective, solutions to workplace challenges. Attorney Elisabeth DeBartolo is your best choice for an employment and labor attorney who offers personalized assistance with your case. She may be the most seasoned employment attorney you will find in our area. Attorney Elisabeth DeBartolo is a Monterey Employment Attorney who worked for many years in executive level Human Resources prior to attending law school. Her experience is unique. She doesn't just have book smarts, she has the day-to-day, on-the-job, in-the-trenches experience needed to identify workplace challenges and resolve them. Ms. DeBartolo can quickly...
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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.