Tarzana, California Employment Lawyers

David Bibiyan
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California Employment Law Lawyer

David D. Bibiyan is a Los Angeles local who received his Bachelor of Arts (BA) from UCLA and his Juris Doctorate (JD) from The University of Chicago Law School, consistently ranked one of the top 5 law schools in the... Read More »
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George Azadian
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California Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience

George S. Azadian practices in the area of employment law, exclusively representing employees. His work focuses on cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, harassment, and wage... Read More »
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Bridget Nichol Howze
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

University of California - Santa Cruz and University of San Diego School of LawCalifornia
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Dean Weinreich
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience

Washington University in St. Louis and University of California - Santa Barbara9th Circuit and California
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Bruce Kokozian
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Skilled Attorney! Employee Representation!

I provide exceptional representation for employees in workplace matters. I will tirelessly pursue the justice you need and deserve! Visit my website to see client reviews and case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Alec Brian Wisner
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Tarzana, CA Employment Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(818) 776-1813 18375 Ventura Blvd, Suite 275
Tarzana, CA 91356
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy, Business and IP
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Since forming Wisner Dispute Resolution Services in 2003, Alec Wisner has been using his unique and diverse background to assist hundreds of clients successfully resolve their disputes. Thoroughly trained in all aspects of mediation, especially in the areas of divorce and family mediation as well as commercial mediation, Alec provides both an understanding of the underlying issues and an ability to facilitate positive communication. Alec brings a rich and diverse background to his mediation practice. While attending U.C.L.A., he won numerous national debate awards, graduating in 1971. Alec matriculated at the University of Southern California Law Center,...
Tarzana, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(818) 981-7373 18801 Ventura Blvd Ste 208
Tarzana, CA 91356
Employment
Whittier Coll School of Law
Tarzana, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(818) 758-0251 4125 Coldstream Ter
Tarzana, CA 91356
Employment
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Reseda, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(310) 488-8635 18325 Vanowen St
Ste 155
Reseda, CA 91335
Employment and Business
Pepperdine University School of Law
Tarzana, CA Employment Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(310) 600-0156 4221 Jubilo Dr
Tarzana, CA 91356
Employment, Antitrust, Appeals and IP
University of Southern California Law School
Tarzana, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(213) 629-7814 19712 Anadale Dr
Tarzana, CA 91356
Employment
Boston Univ School of Law
Reseda, CA Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
18107 Sherman Way
Ste 100
Reseda, CA 91335
Employment
UC Hastings COL
Tarzana, CA Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(323) 695-8381 6224 Tampa Ave
Tarzana, CA 91335
Employment
Univ of West Los Angeles
Tarzana, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(626) 993-7901 18215 Burbank Blvd
Unit 10
Tarzana, CA 91356
Employment
UCLA School of Law
Tarzana, CA Employment Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(818) 609-9393 18401 Burbank Blvd Ste 112
Tarzana, CA 91356
Employment and Workers' Comp
Richard D. Oppenheim Jr.
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Exceptional Employment Law Attorney! Advocating for Employees & Employers!

I am a dedicated employment lawyer. I am committed to delivering exceptional service and results for your employment law needs. My experience makes the difference! Visit my website for results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Rosa Vigil-Gallenberg
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California Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience

Ms. Gallenberg has been given an excellent rating by avvo.com, a leading website in attorney ratings in the United States. Ms. Gallenberg received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California Los Angeles... Read More »
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Sue M. Bendavid
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Encino, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(818) 907-3220 16633 Ventura Boulevard #1109
Encino, CA 91436
Employment
Loyola Law School
Chair of the Employment Practice Group at Lewitt Hackman in Los Angeles, Ms. Bendavid exclusively represents employers in litigation, counseling, transactions and hearings.
David Gary Jones
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(818) 657-5600 21300 Victory Blvd., Suite 810
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationEmployment
Whittier Coll School of Law
Partner David G. Jones has substantial experience in providing advice on labor and employment issues to both employers and employees. Mr. Jones is also well versed in employment litigation, having handled cases, among many others, concerning discrimination, sexual harassment, benefits issues, and retaliation. In the past, Mr. Jones has represented entities such as City and County of Los Angeles and Wal-Mart in employment related matters. Mr. Jones has drafted, reviewed and negotiated hundreds of employment and severance agreements for employers and employees at all levels, from large companies to small, and executives to rank and file employees. ...
Suzanne Natbony
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Encino, CA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(310) 478-6251 16000 Ventura Blvd #1000
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Health Care and IP
Southwestern University School of Law
Suzanne Natbony is a third generation lawyer, with a focus on transactional, regulatory/compliance and dispute resolution. She is licensed to practice in California, with her own law practice, Solve & Win, PC, in West Los Angeles, in addition to her role as Senior Counsel to the international law firm, Aliant LLP, Of Counsel to Merino Yebri LLP, in Century City, serving as General Counsel for Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center and the Legal Advisor of Rotolab. Ms. Natbony has a well-versed and diverse background practicing law across multiple business sectors, including, healthcare, entertainment and real estate. She has advised...
Yi-Hsuan Rachel Lin
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Encino, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(818) 741-2101 16000 Ventura Blvd
#850
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Consumer and Workers' Comp
Southwestern Law School and Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Yi-Hsuan Rachel Lin practices exclusively in the area of employment law since May 2015. She has worked on a variety of single-plaintiff employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases against private and public employers in state and federal courts. She also represents whistleblowers under the California Labor Code, federal False Claims Act, and other equivalent state acts. Her work includes all aspects of case management including drafting pleadings and motion papers, arguing motions in state and federal courts, handling written discovery, taking and defending lay and expert depositions, negotiating in mediations, and preparing for trial/arbitration. She also drafted...
David B. Levin
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(877) 206-4741 21550 Oxnard Street
Suite 780
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationEmployment and Consumer
The University of Toledo College of Law
We represent the rights of consumers in all forms of consumer rights litigation, including lemon law, breach of warranty, debt collection violations, credit reporting issues, unauthorized robocalls and telemarketing calls, consumer fraud and related issues. We also handle employment litigation, including wage and hour cases, overtime pay issues, wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment. Many of the firm's cases are brought as class actions and we handle personal injury cases as well.
Jonathan Roven
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(888) 366-5854 3580 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1260
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Employment and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
With a dedicated focus on personal injury and employment law, Jonathan litigates high profile cases since his becoming a partner at Kahn Roven, LLP.
Shannon H.P. Ward
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Encino, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(818) 794-9250 16000 Ventura Blvd
#850
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
Pepperdine University School of Law
William Anthony Daniels
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Encino, CA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(800) 573-0490 16133 Ventura Boulevard
Penthouse A
Encino, CA 91436
Employment and Insurance Claims
Loyola Law School
Bill Daniels has successfully litigated numerous high-profile cases, including: In 2003 obtained a $20.5 million punitive damage verdict against Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in a high profile sexual battery case. In 2007 served as co-trial counsel in Zevada Enterprises v. Sasson, which resulted in a $3.5 million verdict in a commercial lease contest. Insurance matters - obtained multiple seven and eight figure recoveries for a variety of clients including Northridge Earthquake victims, physicians and small businesses, including a $1.2 million punitive damage verdict in Decena v. Pacific Specialty Insurance Company. Class actions - has served as a member of the litigation team in...
Frederick Steven Schwartz
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(818) 986-2407 15303 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91403
Employment, Asbestos, Business and Consumer
Whittier Coll School of Law
For over 20 years, Frederick S. Schwartz has worked diligently to insure that his clients receive the best legal representation possible. As a former insurance company defense attorney, Frederick S. Schwartz has valuable insight into the mindset and frame of reference of the insurance company's adjusters and lawyers. This gives his clients a big advantage in the negotiation, litigation, and settlement process. If you have suffered a serious injury, been treated unfairly or been denied a benefit or right, call the Law Offices of Frederick S. Schwartz to receive personal legal representation that you can trust
Benjamin Hill
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(888) 612-8827 21550 Oxnard Street
Suite 300
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Employment
Southwestern Law School
The need for quality legal advice is particularly important in the context of employment law disputes where a successful plaintiff is entitled to recover his/her reasonable attorney’s fees. At the moment you become aware of an actual or potential employment law dispute, it is crucial that you receive advice as to whether or nor the claim is valid. If the claim is valid, then it makes business sense to pay it quickly rather than prolong the dispute and expose your company to the risk of paying significant attorney’s fees to the plaintiff. If the claim is dubious, then you need...
R. Scott Brink
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

Scott Brink represents employers in labor and employment law including California wage and hour law, collective bargaining, wrongful discharge litigation, and individual and class action employment discrimination. Read More »
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Barbra A. Arnold
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

Barbra Arnold represents management in labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, unfair competition, trade secrets, collective bargaining, and wage and hour law class actions. Read More »
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Michael William Parks
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Sherman Oaks, CA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(818) 528-6858 15303 Ventura Blvd
Suite 650
Sherman Oaks, CA 90025
Employment, Civil Rights, Consumer and Personal Injury
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Attorney Michael Parks has over two decades of experience under his belt. Since cofounding Schimmel & Parks, APLC, he has dedicated his practice to helping those facing complex legal matters involving class actions, employment law, bad faith insurance, consumer law, and personal injury law. He is committed to safeguarding the rights of clients who have been harmed or neglected by insurance companies and other persons. As an experienced litigator, he has what it takes to fight against large corporations and organizations in order to pursue justice for his clients. Currently, he is licensed to practice in the United States District...
Michael Heath Wellen
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(818) 657-0255 21860 Burbank Blvd
Ste 370
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Employment, Insurance Defense, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Southwestern University School of Law
Rachel Nelson
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(818) 227-5090 6320 Canoga Ave.
Suite 1500
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
University of San Diego School of Law
Rachel Nelson is a Los Angeles attorney with experience in litigation, arbitration, and mediation of employment, contract, and business disputes. Ms. Nelson has established herself as a determined and reliable business and employment lawyer. Ms. Nelson represents clients in various employment law disputes, including wage and hour, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination lawsuits. Ms. Nelson helps clients evaluate compliance with state and federal labor laws, minimize exposure, and navigate the legal process in a cost-effective manner. Ms. Nelson also represents clients in business matters, including formation of start-up companies, preparation of contracts, and negotiation of business...
Nicole Kamm
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Encino, CA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(818) 907-3235 16633 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 1100-9
Encino, CA 91436
Employment
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Steven G. Pearl
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Encino, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(818) 995-8300 16133 Ventura Blvd
Suite 625
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment and Consumer
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Steven G. Pearl is principal of The Pearl Law Firm. He focuses on wage and hour litigation, class actions, unfair competition, and consumer protection litigation. Mr. Pearl earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from the University of California at Berkeley and was a Deanâs Scholar at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. He served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Fern M. Smith, Judge of United States District Court, Northern District of California, and was an associate at a prominent national law firm before opening his own law firm in 1994....
Irena Shut
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Woodland Hills , CA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(800) 432-2355 20350 Ventura Blvd. Suite 230
Woodland Hills , CA 91364
Employment, Business, Landlord Tenant and Nursing Home
University of La Verne College of Law
Irena Shut has a knack for attention to detail. She establishes trust not just with clients but also with opposing parties. Irena Shut also specializes in Employment Law. She knows when to settle for an Employer. She always advises an Employer it’s better to follow the law at the outset than to have to pay out later. Shut creates an employee manual that saves her clients a lot of legal troubles and heartache. She can also can provide responses to unemployment claims.

She is renowned for her strong record of success. Resolving matters quickly, and ingenuity in counseling client...
C. Valerie Ibe
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Canoga Park, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(818) 900-5298 7220 Owensmouth Avenue,
Suite 220
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Employment, Bankruptcy, Family and Immigration
Rivers State University
The Law Offices of C. Valerie Ibe, has licenses to practice in the States of California, Maryland and New York and is equipped to help residents of these states to face the complexities of civil litigation whether in the state courts or in federal courts. The lead attorney, in addition to legal qualifications has also an MBA in Business Administration and a CPA
Martin I. Aarons
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Encino, CA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(818) 794-9250 16000 Ventura Blvd
#850
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
University of San Diego and Arizona State University
Tyler F. Clark
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Encino, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(818) 741-2101 16000 Ventura Blvd
#850
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment, Consumer and Workers' Comp
Southwestern Law School
David Payab
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(800) 401-4466 5850 Canoga Ave, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 91367
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
At the Law Offices of Payab & Associates, our goal is to provide expert, timely, cost-effective and results-oriented legal advice and representation to our clients. We are committed to responding quickly to your legal needs and resolving your cases favorably. We take pride in offering our clients high quality service and personalized attention. We specialize in employment law, employment discrimination, wrongful terminations, whistleblower, sexual harassments, age discriminations, pregnancy discriminations, race discrimination, sex discrimination, gender discrimination, retaliatory discharge, retaliatory discrimination, injury discrimination, nationality discrimination, employment claims, retaliation, wage and hour, wage & hour, constructive dismissal, constructive termination, constructive discharge, disability...
James A. De Sario Esq.
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Free Consultation! Diligent and Experienced Legal Representation! Call for Help!

I am committed to bringing justice and compensation to those wronged in the workplace. I will aggressively protect your rights! Visit my website to see client reviews and testimonials, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Tyler F. Clark
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Employment Lawyer Dedicated to Employee Rights!

I am an experienced and successful employment law attorney. I am dedicated to fighting against discrimination and harassment in the workplace! Visit my website for reviews and case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Jonas M. Grant
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(818) 786-4876 20700 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 328
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Employment, Business, IP and Real Estate
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Daniel L. Warshaw
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Sherman Oaks, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(818) 788-8300 15165 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 400
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Employment, Antitrust, Business and Consumer
Whittier Coll School of Law
Daniel L. Warshaw is a civil litigator and trial lawyer focusing on Complex Litigation, Class Actions, Employment law, Business Litigation, Product Liability, Unfair Competition Law and Consumer Protection. Mr. Warshaw is a member of the State Bar of California; 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 U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He attended the University of Southern California (B.S., 1992); Whittier College School of Law (J.D., 1996). Daniel L. Warshaw has attained Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating (AV) for legal ability and ethical standards. Member: Los Angeles...
Alan Edward Kassan
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(818) 886-2525 19839 Nordhoff St
Los Angeles, CA 91324
Employment and Insurance Claims
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Our practice focuses on helping people get their health related insurance claims paid. This includes benefits for Long term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Health insurance and Long Term Care insurance. We handle claims under ERISA and state law claims for Bad Faith. We have helped hundreds of people enforce their right o insurance benefits. Call for a free consultation. We handle matters throughout California - from San Diego to San Jose, San Francisco and Sacramento, and everywhere in between.
Robert Michael Berger
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Encino, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(818) 385-1770 16830 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 500
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Arash Homampour
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Sherman Oaks, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(323) 658-8077 15303 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1000
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Netta Grutman
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Sherman Oaks, CA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(818) 943-2006 15303 Ventura Blvd., Floor 9
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationEmployment and Arbitration & Mediation
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Netta Grutman is an employment law attorney and workplace investigator. She has conducted hundreds of workplace investigations of diverse nature and complexity. Ms. Grutman successfully defended large companies in employment litigation and brings her vast experience in employment law to her investigations and trainings. Ms. Grutman earned her Juris Doctorate from University of California, Hastings and her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Davis. Ms. Grutman is admitted to practice law in California. She is also a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators.


Shane Sagheb
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(818) 489-1511 5950 Canoga Ave.
Suite 130
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Employment and Civil Rights
Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Richard Norman Grey
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(818) 345-9780 17801 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91316
Employment
Loyola Law School
Jerry Lowell Webb
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(818) 993-0333 21900 Burbank Blvd
Third Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
University of La Verne College of Law
WE REPRESENT THE AMERICAN WORKER. We know you worked hard. You played by the rules. You helped your employer prosper. Sometimes you have given the best years of your life to earn a living and for your family's future. We do what we do for one simple reason - to protect your career, your home,your savings, your retirement and you and your familys entire livelihood. We have recovered Millions of dollars for deserving clients. Tell us about your case. We are here to help!
Stacey R. Cutting
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Sherman Oaks, CA Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(818) 528-6858 15303 Ventura Blvd
Suite 650
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Employment, Consumer, Insurance Claims and Real Estate
University of La Verne College of Law and California State University - Northridge
Attorney Stacey Cutting brings ample amounts of experience and skills to Schimmel & Parks, APLC and is a devoted Southern California civil litigation lawyer. While she highly skilled in various areas of law, Attorney Cutting focuses much of her practice handling cases involving construction defects, personal injury, employment law, insurance bad faith, and consumer class actions. She plays an essential role in the discovery processes of cases, completes trial preparations, creates motion papers, and assists with various key parts of litigation processes. Before committing her life to judiciary work, Attorney Cutting attended California State University, Northridge, where she earned her...
Louise Ann Fernandez
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Labor & Employment Law

Louise Ann Fernandez advises employers in all aspects of labor and employment relations, and represents them in litigation. Her practice includes advocacy for high level executives and celebrities. Read More »
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Brian K. Andrews
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience

Brian K. Andrews is a conscientious, detailed-orientated, determined attorney with expertise in litigation and Personal Injury and Work related injuries. Mr. Andrews has substantial experience in complex civil litigation... Read More »
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Problems in the workplace?

Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.