Stockton Employment Lawyers

Compare 37 top rated California attorneys serving Stockton.
David Emilio Mastagni
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Sacramento, CA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 447-4614 1912 I St
Sacramento, CA 95811
Free ConsultationEmployment, Administrative, Appeals and Civil Rights
UC Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall
David E. Mastagni is a partner with the law firm of Mastagni Holstedt, APC, who specializes in labor and employment law representation of public safety employees, including trial and appellate litigation in California and federal courts. In particular, he handles complex civil, class action and collective action litigation, claims arising out of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the U.S. and California Constitutions, the California Public Records Act (CPRA), the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights (POBR), the California Labor Code, the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act, and other statutes protecting the rights of employees.
Among his other legal activities, David is an...
Susan G. Cohen
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Sacramento, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(916) 925-1249 2430 Fair Oaks Blvd.
No. 105
Sacramento, CA 95825
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Divorce and Family
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Susan Cohen graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Law and she holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Martin Luther King, Jr. School of Law at the University of California at Davis.. She is located in Sacramento County. She also accepts cases in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her practice experience includes Family Law, including Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support and Property Division. She accepts Domestic Violence, and Civil Harassment cases. She also practices in the area of Employment Law, including Discrimination on account of race, sex, sexual harassment, racial harassment,...
Amanda Brooke Whitten
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Sacramento, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(916) 316-6048 770 'L' Street #950
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationEmployment
University of California - Davis
Amanda Whitten specializes in suing large corporations for sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. She is a native of the Central Valley, has a passion for Bulldog football at Fresno State, running marathons, and social justice. Ms. Whitten's law practice extends from Bakersfield to Sacramento to Oakland. She has cases filed in federal and state courts all over the Central Valley. She has significant experience with jury trials in courts throughout the state. She knows how to get your case ready for a jury trial. Just within the last few years, Ms. Whitten has recovered millions of...
Ian Barlow
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Sacramento, CA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(888) 997-5170 401 Watt Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95864
Free ConsultationEmployment, Consumer and Products Liability
University of California - Los Angeles
Ian J. Barlow is an associate attorney whose practice focuses on complex litigation in federal and state courts, including wage and hour violations, product liability, mass torts, fraud, whistleblower lawsuits and consumer class actions. He was named a 2015 and 2016 Rising Star by Thomson Reuters. Prior to Kershaw, Cook & Talley PC and Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP, Ian was an attorney at Churchwell White LLP, where his practice included labor and employment, public law and litigation on behalf of businesses and public entities. Ian also worked as a litigation associate at Wexler Wallace LLP, where...
Matthew Ronald Eason
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Sacramento, CA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(800) 391-8219 1234 H St
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
FREE Initial Consultation! Informed by over 100 years of experience in California, our Personal Injury, Workers Compensation and Overtime Law attorneys understand that when taking on a case or a claim, they're impacting the lives of their clients and client's families. We are committed to consistent communication with our clients and being prompt and thorough when answering the many questions that arise over the course of a case. You will leave your consultation with helpful resources and your questions answered, whether we're the right firm for you or not.

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Erik J Christensen
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Walnut Creek, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(925) 932-2468 1255 Treat Blvd
#600
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals and Business
University of California Hastings College of the Law and University of California - Irvine
Erik is rated one of California's rising stars in the field of Labor and Employment Law by the American Institute of Legal Advocates.

Erik is a graduate of UC Hastings, College of the Law, where he worked at the California Supreme Court and at the First District Court of Appeal, two of the most prestigious opportunities provided to law students in California. Erik also served as a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Victim Impact Program (sometimes referred to as the “Special Victims Unit.”) His experience includes years of service with the 101st Airborne’s Judge Advocate General (JAG)...
Ali R Yousefi
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Sacramento, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(650) 409-9701 180 Promenade Circle Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95834
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatEmployment and Personal Injury
John F. Kennedy University
Law Offices of Ali Yousefi was established with the vision to provide outstanding and effective service to litigants in the family law, employment law, and personal injury realms. What clients need the most during litigation are passion, professionalism and expediency. These values are the pillars of our office. At the Law Offices of Ali Yousefi, P.C., we care for peoples rights and our utmost duty is to find legal solutions that will remedy challenges you are facing with the law.
Mr. Dennis Anthony Sommese Esq.
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SACRAMENTO, CA Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(800) 782-6675 4219 ARDEN WAY
P.O. BOX 255308
SACRAMENTO, CA 95864
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Claims, Military and Nursing Home
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and Seton Hall University
Steven Edward Springer
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Fremont, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(888) 490-9852 39275 State Street
Fremont, CA 94538
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.
Rhonda Darlene Shelton-Kraeber
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Brentwood, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(925) 513-1264 4510 O'Hara Ave., Ste. A
Brentwood, CA 94513
Employment and Business
University of California Hastings College of the Law
I have been practicing all aspects of employment law for more than 20 years, including representation of both employers and employees. I assist with all types of employment contracts, wage and hour issues, employment discrimination issues including sexual harassment, employee manuals, workplace safety, wrongful termination, discipline issues, and so on. And when a lawsuit cannot be avoided, I will also handle your litigation needs.
Christopher Light
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Walnut Creek, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(720) 330-2848 1990 N. California Blvd.
Suite #800
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Employment and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Mr. Light firmly believes in the power of empathy and humanity. His strength of empathy and unique personal experience with tragedy has allowed him to connect with clients who’ve suffered their own profound losses. Mr. Light is honored to represent and advocate for individuals and families suffering from the universe of challenges that inherently follow a traumatic brain injury.

Nobody expects or can anticipate what follows a brain injury, even a “mild” trauma. Growing up, Mr. Light was reminded on a daily basis of the strength, determination, love, patience and understanding necessary to endure the aftermath of a life-altering event....
Jon Paul Webster
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Concord, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(925) 609-7600 1985 Bonifacio Street
Suite 102
Concord, CA 94520-2264
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Real Estate
John F. Kennedy School of Law and California State University - Sacramento
I am a former police officer and deputy district attorney in Contra Costa County. I received my Bachelor's Degree from California State University Sacramento and later went on to law school at John F. Kennedy University. As principal attorney, I guide the firm’s staff and manage major cases and matters on behalf of individual and business clients.I have tried numerous cases to verdict and have appeared before the California Court of Appeal, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Our firm primarily focuses on business litigation with a strong concentration of assisting small businesses with wage and hour claims. Other...
Stephen M. Fuerch
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Pleasanton, CA Employment Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(925) 463-2575 7901 Stoneridge Dr
#506
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Medical Malpractice
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Christopher Wayne Miller
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Sacramento, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(916) 382-4980 8950 Cal Center Drive
Suite 108
Sacramento, CA 95826
Employment and Appeals
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Christopher W. Miller has been representing public safety officers, public employees and labor organizations throughout California for nearly 20 years. His practice involves labor and employment law as well as civil and administrative defense of peace officers. A former deputy district attorney, Mr. Miller is a seasoned trial lawyer with over 40 jury trials to his credit as a prosecutor and peace officer defense attorney. He is admitted to practice throughout California as well as the U.S. District Courts for California and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Miller has represented peace officers and other...
Saman Ryan Heidari
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Sacramento, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(916) 467-1818 Esquire Plaza, 1215 K St
17Th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Employment, Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Pat Crowl
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Sacramento, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(916) 930-7706 621 Capitol Mall, Suite 2500
Sacramento, CA 95814
Employment
Temple University Beasley School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Pat Crowl concentrates his practice on employment litigation. He has experience in trial advocacy, case assessment, handling discovery requests, drafting motions and taking and defending depositions. He has participated in jury trials, mediations and settlement conferences.

Prior to attending law school, Pat worked as a financial advisor at a large investment bank and financial services company. While there, he managed more than $300 million worth of private assets.

While attending UC Davis, Pat competed in rugby and track. He also earned the UC Davis Scholar Athlete Award.
Gerald Emmett Brunn
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Modesto, CA Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(209) 521-2133 928 12th Street, Suite 200
Modesto, CA 95354
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
U of San Francisco School of Law
San Francisco native Gerald E. Brunn holds Martindale-Hubbell‘s AV-Preeminent rating, confirming that he has reached “the height of professional excellence…and the highest levels of skill and integrity.” He represents clients in trials and litigation; personal injury and wrongful death cases; employment law; and business and corporate law matters. Mr. Brunn has served as a Special Master for the State Bar of California and is an adjunct professor at Chapman University and Modesto Junior College. He teaches Business Law, Employment and Labor Law, Constitutional Law, Legal History, and Political Science. Mr. Brunn received mediation training from the Straus Institute for...
Nathaniel Dale Sterling
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Fair Oaks, CA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(916) 801-4386 4790 Dewey Dr
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Personal Injury
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Call attorney Nate Sterling right now for a free consult. Nate Sterling has circa 20 years of experience as an attorney and law clerk handling hundreds of litigations and drafting hundreds of legal documents including contracts, trusts, wills, briefs, complaints, answers, discovery, etc. Nate Sterling attained a Juris Doctor law degree from University of the Pacific McGeorge in 2001. Nate Sterling has years of experience handling mediations and has a master's degree from CSU in mediation, negotiation, and dispute resolution. Nate Sterling has a wealth of experience in both handling litigation and transactions involving employment law,...
John Ward Schilt
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Fairfield, CA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
1652 W Texas Street
Fairfield, CA 94533
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Stephen Moses
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Moraga, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(415) 623-9101 1600 School Street
Suite 105H
Moraga, CA 94556
Employment, Business, Construction and IP
Syracuse University College of Law
Stephen offers experienced business and legal counseling to individuals and corporations throughout the Bay Area, including: (1) Commercial transactions involving the protection and distribution of intellectual property, construction contracting and other revenue-generating contracts; (2) E-commerce, website terms of use, privacy policies and data protection and security; (3) Business litigation and dispute resolution services involving claims for breach of contract, mechanics lien and payment bond claims, misappropriation of trade secrets, infringement of intellectual property, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, unfair business practices; and, (4) On-boarding and off-boarding employees, including executives, employment and labor (collective bargaining) disputes.
Jordan Jay Yudien
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Walnut Creek, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(925) 472-0600 2125 Oak Grove Rd Ste 210
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Washington Univ School of Law
When you need an attorney with high-level experience and an aggressive litigation style, then Yudien Law Firm, P.C. is here for you. Located in Walnut Creek while serving the San Francisco Bay Area and the surrounding cities, our firm is dedicated to providing the best legal counsel and representation in a variety of specialties including: business, real estate, and labor law. We believe that you deserve a dedicated and experienced local San Francisco Bay Area lawyer to protect your interests, and we stand firmly in our commitment to professional ethics in each and every case we accept. If you need...
Thomas C. Walker
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Pleasanton, CA Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(925) 264-1212 4900 Hopyard Road
Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationEmployment
Solely dedicated to employee-side employment law and litigation since 2004; fighting discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other unlawful employment practices. Consultative engagements relating to severance and exit strategy are routine projects, having representing 100s of Silicon Valley employees.
Pablo Tagre
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Modesto, CA Employment Law Attorney
(888) 597-9685 1500 Standiford Avenue, Building C
Modesto, CA 95350
Employment, Agricultural, Business and IP
Harvard Law School
In founding the Tagre Law Office, Pablo A. Tagre drew from years of experience working as an attorney at prominent California law firms in order to provide his clients the quality of service they would expect from a larger operation at a more affordable cost than could be found at an overhead-intensive firm. Mr. Tagre has extensive experience helping small, medium, and large businesses with all areas of their operation – from initial business start-up, including incorporation, LLC formation, and partnership formation, to everyday concerns, such as contract negotiation, employment matters, owner disputes, litigation, corporate maintenance/annual meetings, and more. Mr. Tagre also...
Deborah Barron
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Sacramento, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(916) 486-1712 1900 Point West Way
Suite 202
Sacramento, CA 95815
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Estate Planning and Nursing Home
Contact the Law Offices of Deborah Barron for a Free Initial Consultation. A full service Law firm providing prompt professional service to businesses and individuals at the lowest cost to the client. For plaintiff personal injury cases, sexual harassment and nursing home abuse, there is no fee until we recover. Formerly with the San Francisco Law Offices of Melvin Belli, the "King of Torts." Served with a summons and complaint? We may be able to obtain insurance coverage for you or file a cross-complaint for indemnity or contribution. From business start-ups, mergers and acquisitions to complex litigation, our goal is...
John H Bakhit
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Sacramento, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(877) 212-6907 1912 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Employment and Business
Santa Clara University School of Law
Deepa Ajit Kulkarni
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Davis, CA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(530) 302-5602 510 4th St
Davis, CA 95616-4125
Employment and Estate Planning
McGeorge School of Law (University of Pacific)
Ms. Kulkarni began her employment career in Human Resources (HR) after obtaining her Master’s degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR). Ms. Kulkarni spent more than a decade performing a variety of HR functions for various size companies, before deciding to go to law school. She obtained her law degree with distinction from the McGeorge School of Law, University of Pacific where she was a member of the Roger J. Traynor Honors Society.

At Kulkarni Legal Services, Ms. Kulkarni...
Alex G Tovarian
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Sacramento, CA Employment Law Attorney
(916) 860-2721 2400 22nd Street, Suite 110
Sacramento, CA 95818
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
California Personal Injury and Employment Lawyer & attorney, Alex G. Tovarian has got offices in San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose. Call for FREE consultaion and appointment to sort out legal issues. Unlike other huge law firms with many different lawyers handling different aspects of your case, Alex G. Tovarian is personally involved in every case the firm handles from start to finish.
Justin Lamarr Ward
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Sacramento, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
2121 Natomas Crossing Drive, Suite 200-239
Sacramento, CA 95834
Employment, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Christopher C. Phillips
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Sacramento, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
777 Campus Commons Rd.
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95284
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy, Business and Civil Rights
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Christopher C. Phillips was born in Sacramento and raised in Glen Ellen, CA (the heart of Sonoma Valley). Growing up, Chris was always a good student, but was consumed with Baseball. Following his dream, Chris attended Santa Rosa Junior College and then Texas Tech University to play Baseball. After graduating with an Exercise and Sports Science degree from Texas Tech, Chris decided he had just about reached the end of the line as far as baseball was concerned, so he refocused his goals and decided on Law School. After Graduating from University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Chris clerked for,...
Kristen Noelle Hayes-Kuse
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Pleasanton, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(925) 399-1529 4900 Hopyard Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, IP and Trademarks
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Kristen is the founder of Integrated General Counsel, a full-service business and employment law firm located in Pleasanton. IGC is designed to help entrepreneurs and business owners start, grow, and manage their companies. Kristen enjoys this work because she knows firsthand what it takes to dream up, build, and run one's own enterprise.

Kristen received her undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of San Francisco and her Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University. Her professional experience includes a decade working for large firms like Morrison Foerster and Pillsbury Winthrop and as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 international architecture &...
Hillary Johns
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San Ramon, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(310) 492-4009 9 Crow Canyon Court, Suite 210
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatEmployment, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Ms. Johns is a civil trial lawyer who has tried more than one hundred cases to verdict. She graduated from Occidental College in 1990 and Golden Gate University School of Law in 1993 where she graduated with Dean’s List and class honors. She is licensed to practice law in California, the California Central and Northern U.S. Federal District Courts, and in the District of Columbia. She is fluent in Spanish and trained in German and French.
Ms. Johns practices in the areas of civil litigation, business law, torts, employment law and entertainment law. She is an AV rated...
Mark Lain Venardi
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Orinda, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(925) 937-3900 25 Orinda Way, Suite 250
Orinda, CA 94563
Employment, Maritime and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Mark Venardi was born in 1962 in Seattle, Washington. He was raised in Peoria, IL, a Midwest blue collar town. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and proudly served from 1980 through 1985. He spent the first two years on a sea going tug performing search and rescue and marine law enforcement from the Grand Banks to the Windward Passage aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa, which was the Coast Guard vessel that performed the rescue in “The Perfect Storm.”
Linh Thiet Nguyen
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Elk Grove, CA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(916) 686-6600 8841 Williamson Drive, Suite 80
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Mr. Steven L. Derby
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Walnut Creek, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(925) 472-6640 1255 Treat Blvd. Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
After 22 years as a trial attorney, I have decided to limit my practice to furthering the cause of disability access and ending disability discrimination in the workplace, at home and in public places. If you are disabled temporarily or permanently, you have special rights but no government agency to enforce them. If you think you have been the victim of discrimination, call us now for a free consultation.
Samuel Barry Rudolph
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Hayward, CA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 886-4876 22762 Main St
Hayward, CA 94541
Employment
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
We represent employees with all claims, including wrongful termination, whistleblower-retaliation, wage & hour, discrimination and harassment. Serving the San Francisco Bay Area, including Silicon Valley. Please visit our website at www.samuelrudolphlaw.com
George Steven Arata
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Modesto, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(209) 522-2211 912 11th St #100
Modesto, CA 95354
Employment, Criminal, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Western State Univ
Katrina M. Saleen
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Sacramento, CA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(916) 550-3092 901 H Street
Suite 674
Sacramento, CA 95814
Employment and Civil Rights
Jeffrey David Fulton
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Sacramento, CA Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(916) 993-4900 2150 River Plaza Drive, Suite 260
Sacramento, CA 95833
Employment, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Yaron Partovi
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Sacramento, CA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(916) 327-7242 1031 18th St
Sacramento, CA 95814
Employment and Administrative
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Mark Raymond Kassenbrock
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Gold River, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(916) 925-1800 11341 Gold Express Drive
Suite 110
Gold River, CA 95670
Employment, Appeals, Business and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
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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.

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