Thermal, California Employment Lawyers

Daniel A. Thompson
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It’s your livelihood. Protect it.

At Davis & Wojcik we represent both sides of the employment relationship. Whether it’s wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment or wage and hour claims, we can help protect your livelihood. Read More »
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Geoffrey C. Lyon
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Free Consultation! Experienced, Knowledgeable & Dedicated Employee Advocacy!

I am an experienced and aggressive employment law attorney. I am committed to exceptional representation for employees with legal disputes! Visit my website to see reviews and results, call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Stephen Young
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

Harvard Law SchoolCalifornia
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Houman Fakhimi
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California Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience

Houman Fakhimi, the founding partner of the Criminal Defense Team, has amassed deep expertise in the area of criminal defense law thanks to years of experience. He oversees all litigation carried out by the firm, and he... Read More »
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Bruce David Abel
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Palm Desrt, CA Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(760) 601-5092 77711 Flora Road, Suite 310
Palm Desrt, CA 92211
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Southwestern Law School
Domingo Castillo Jr
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(800) 497-9774 7130 Magnolia Ave. Ste. E
Riverside, CA 92504
Free ConsultationRiverside, CA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
Employment, Domestic Violence, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Univ of West Los Angeles
I have over 31 years handling workers compensation and personal injury as a Claims Adjuster / Hearing Representative for 10 years and 20 years as a Personal Injury & Workers Compensation Attorney for thousands of Southern California clients. I’ve also handle limited criminal defense and family law matters throughout Southern California areas of Riverside, Inland Empire, Murrieta and Indio. Our offices handle all Personal Injury & Workers Compensation matters throughout Southern California. I then began working as a workers comp adjuster for Cigna Property & Casualty. While in Law School, I worked full time as a workers compensation hearing...
Marc Homme
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Palm desert, CA Employment Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(760) 568-5694 74-361 hwy 111
suite 12
Palm desert, CA 92260
Employment, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Represented both major and small contractors and subcontractors throughout Southern California for over 40 years. Phi Beta Kappa and Judge Pro Tem.
Frank Sandelmann
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Palm Desert, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(760) 206-3220 74710 CA-111 #102
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Employment, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Boston University School of Law
Mr. Sandelmann has represented large and small clients in real estate litigation, construction defects, complex title insurance litigation, employment matters, partnership disputes, manufacturing disputes, class actions involving wage & hour and other matters, medical malpractice, administrative proceedings before California governmental agencies, appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the California Appellate Courts, real estate acquisitions, real estate developments, drafting homeowners association bylaws and rules and regulations, commercial leases, contracts, telecommunication license acquisitions, entertainment and banking. Mr. Sandelmann has represented clients extensively in State and Federal courts, in arbitrations and mediations, and in administrative...
Kirk Allen Lauby
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(888) 959-8508 4590 Allstate Drive
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Insurance Defense
Pepperdine University School of Law and Southwestern Law School
Kirk A. Lauby has a varied and comprehensive background in business management which is of particular benefit to the firm's business and business litigation clients. Mr. Lauby was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1978, and has combined his legal practice with business endeavors in the food marketing industry, oil and gas exploration, and real estate building and development.

Mr. Lauby is an experienced trial attorney with a focus on business litigation, construction defect litigation, construction injury litigation, premises liability, contractor general counsel assignments and personal injury. He has the distinction of having represented the developer defendants in what...
Rhona Shelley Kauffman
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Palm Desert, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(760) 772-8225 77564 Country Club Drive
Suite 115
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Whittier Coll School of Law
I have been passionately practicing Civil Litigation for over two decades. My specialties include Real Estate, Business, Contracts, Homeowners Associations, Corporate, Employment Law, and Estate Planning. I have a superb rating on AVVO which is the attorney rated online website and my clients and peers have nominated me for Top Business Lawyer in Palm Springs Life. My offices are located in San Diego and Palm Desert California but I have clients across United States and in Canada and aboard who find me on the internet. I look forward to servicing your legal needs.
Larry Hoddick
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Palm Desert, CA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(760) 636-5256 PO Box 10149
Palm Desert, CA 92255
Free ConsultationEmployment, Consumer and Personal Injury
Concord Law School and Southwestern University School of Law
Martin Lax
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Palm Desert, CA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(760) 346-8583 42580 Caroline Ct
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Employment, Business, Elder and Real Estate
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Palm Desert, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 60 years experience
(760) 779-5800 77530 Enfield Ln Ste H1
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Employment and Antitrust
UCLA School of Law
Rancho Mirage, CA Employment Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(310) 968-3290 41750 Rancho Las Palmas
# K-1
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Employment and Antitrust
UCLA School of Law
David Bibiyan
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Dedicated, successful advocate for employees in California. Free consultation!

I'm an experienced Southern California employment lawyer. My practice includes representing employees who have been victims of wage theft, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and other wrongful conduct of employers. Read More »
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Rebecca O'Kray-Murphy
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California Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience

Rebecca O’Kray-Murphy is an associate at Davis & Wojcik, APLC. Ms. O’Kray-Murphy’s education includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a juris doctorate from Wayne State University... Read More »
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La Quinta, CA Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(415) 314-8060 79615 Mandarina
La Quinta, CA 92253
Employment, Business, IP and Real Estate
Univ of Iowa COL
Palm Desert, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(760) 844-2662 72960 Fred Waring Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Employment, Criminal and DUI
Univ of Chicago Law School
Indian Wells, CA Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(760) 779-1313 74900 US Highway 111 Ste 211
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Employment and Business
Loyola Law School
El Centro, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(760) 353-2130 319 S Waterman Ave
El Centro, CA 92243
Employment
Western State Univ
El Centro, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(760) 352-4001 3205 S Dogwood Rd Ste B
El Centro, CA 92243
Employment and Business
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Palm Desert, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(310) 948-1023 78596 Stansbury Ct
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Employment, Business and Real Estate
USC Law School
Bermuda Dunes, CA Employment Law Attorney
(760) 250-3791 41-685 Brownstown Dr
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
Employment
Julian, CA Employment Law Attorney
(619) 246-2584 PO Box 2494
Julian, CA 92036
Employment
Indian Wells, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(760) 325-5055 74770 Us Highway 111 Ste 205
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Employment and IP
Seattle University School of Law
Rancho Mirage, CA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(760) 568-2611 PO Box 160
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Employment, Business and Estate Planning
Loyola Law School
Diego Aviles
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Fighting for the rights of employees in California. Free consultation. Call now!

I'm an experienced Southern California employment lawyer. My practice includes representing employees who have been victims of wage and hour violations, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Read More »
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Damian J. Nassiri
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Free Consultation! Experienced California Employment Law Attorney! Call Now!

I am a skilled and aggressive California employment law attorney. I work tirelessly to protect the rights and interests of employees! Visit my website to see reviews and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Indian Wells, CA Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(760) 325-5055 74770 US Highway 111 Ste 205
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Employment
Univ of Pennsylvania LS
Indio, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(760) 619-3354 44250 Monroe St
Indio, CA 92201
Employment
John A. Messina Jr.
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Murrieta, CA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(951) 894-7332 24910 Las Brisas Rd.
Suite 102
Murrieta, CA 92562
Employment, Business, Native American and Real Estate
Southwestern University School of Law
John Messina maintains his reputation as one of Southern California’s top rated lawyers and has been lauded by his peers, earning Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating and its prestigious "Preeminent" distinction award. John heads the Firm’s Temecula Valley Office and is a litigation attorney with top executive-level, hands-on experience as a broker, real estate developer, and mortgage banker. Along with being a published author, John has a lengthy record litigating convoluted and difficult cases and is adept at constructing complex business and real estate transactions. John’s recent victory in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals demonstrate the level at which he practices...
Dr.  Peter Marc Schaeffer Esq.
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(800) 750-0111 6820 Indiana Ave
Suite 275
Riverside, CA 92506
Employment and Workers' Comp
California Southern
"I will get you the quality treatment you need and the money you deserve" I have been practicing Workers Compensation cases including FEHA and 132 a discrimination cases for over 20 years with a nearly flawless track record in representing seriously injured employees in all industries. I have a strong background in business, real estate, sales and marketing, and pharmacy practices.
Michael Paul Ehline
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(619) 312-6050 4445 Eastgate Mall
#200
San Diego, CA 92121
Free ConsultationEmployment, Elder, Personal Injury and Products Liability
UWLA
Getting banged up in a Los Angeles accident can happen at any time. You could also have an injury at sea on a floating city like a cruise ship. Your injuries could occur in any other city or town in California. It may be from the neglect of some another entity, or individual's negligence. Their failure to exercise due diligence or foresight means that you are entitled to receive compensation for the injuries and other damages you incurred. Whether you're involved in an auto collision, motorcycle accident, pedestrian run down. You're emphatically urged to obtain sharp, expert legal services of...
Jordon Harlan
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(619) 870-0802 2404 Broadway
2nd Floor
San Diego, CA 92102
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of San Diego School of Law
Harlan Law, PC handles serious personal injury and employment litigation in San Diego and surrounding areas. Jordon 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...
Daniel A. Thompson
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Temecula , CA Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(951) 587-2222 1 Better World Cir
#300
Temecula , CA 92590
Employment, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and Western Sierra Law School
Daniel Thompson is an employment lawyer at Davis & Wojcik, APLC. Mr. Thompson has a variety of legal experience and has represented corporations, public entities and individuals throughout Northern and Southern California. In addition to a Juris Doctor degree, Mr. Thompson holds an LL.M. in Public Law and Policy from McGeorge Law School. During law school, Mr. Thompson gained experience as an intern for the California State Senate and City of Folsom. Mr. Thompson has been admitted to practice law in the State of California since 2011.
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...
Ramin Hariri
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(619) 363-2889 401 W. A Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationEmployment, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Suffering injuries due to the negligence of others can leave people struggling with a number of problems. At the Hariri Law Group in San Diego, California, we offer focused personal injury representation to clients living throughout the area. Our law firm team knows that after an accident, people may have concerns about mounting medical bills, lost wages while they are recovering and meeting their other financial responsibilities. We provide customized legal guidance and work to help those we represent to achieve financial justice.

Over the years, we have committed ourselves to helping people who have suffered injuries through no fault of...
Tamara S. Freeze
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 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...
Shirin Forootan
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

UCLA School of LawCalifornia and 9th Circuit
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Vincent Calderone
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California Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience

Calderone Law Firm, with office located in El Segundo, California, is recognized as one of Southern California's, pre-eminent employment law litigation law firm representing clients in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.... Read More »
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Raj Patel
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(951) 394-3640 2155 Chicago Ave., #305
Riverside, CA 92508
Employment and Workers' Comp
California Southern Law School
Attorney Patel has more than 15 years of experience and has worked on both sides (Defense and Applicant) of the workers' compensation arena, which gives him an edge in getting his clients what they deserve for benefits and medical treatment.

Mr. Patel is a well-versed, experienced, and practical attorney. He pays particular attention to detail and communicates regularly with his clients. His office is equipped with a Spanish interpreter and Spanish-speaking staff. He is very involved in local communities and businesses. Simply put: employment law/workers’ compensation is his passion, and he is still looking to answer why employers would ever engage...
Shirin Forootan
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(619) 606-6076 12526 High Bluff Dr #300
San Diego, CA 92130
Employment and Civil Rights
UCLA School of Law
Brian W Freeman
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Corona, CA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(844) 428-4563 11762 De Palma Road
Suite 1-C PMB 301
Corona, CA 92883
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Whittier Law School
Attorney dedicated to "fighting for the average Joe." Brian W Freeman has been a California Lawyer since 2008 and has continually represented the interests of the working man from the beginning of his practice. I have chosen to specialize in Workers' Compensation law in order to pursue my goal of being the best possible workers' comp attorney serving Riverside County. This is something very few workers' compensation attorneys do due to the time commitment and complexity of earning the specialty certification. Since going into private practice, we've handled well over 1,100 workers' comp cases with employees who were injured at...
Steven Riznyk
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La Jolla, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(619) 793-4827 4225 Executive Sq Ste 600
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Immigration and Trademarks
California Western School of Law
Steven Riznyk has been practicing immigration and business law for the past 30 years. His firm, San Diego Biz Law, was the first one to conduct immigration seminars all over the world, including at both Oxford and Duke Universities. He has lectured to thousands of people, and has enjoyed clients from 54 countries. His understanding of immigration, employment, business, and civil litigation and their many complex issues extends far beyond the law. San Diego Biz Law specializes in E and L immigration visas, complex civil litigation cases, and employment law cases representing both employers and employees. Mr. Riznyk also regularly...
Marilynn Mika Spencer
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San Diego, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 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...
Mr. John Bisnar
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(800) 561-4887 6809 Indiana Ave #148
Riverside, CA 92506
Free ConsultationEmployment, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Pepperdine University
Award winning personal injury attorney with major case wins in counties throughout California, including Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange County. John Bisnar is the founder and senior partner of one of the top California personal injury law firms, Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, whose roots can be traced back to Bisnar & Associates, which he founded in 1978. Mr. Bisnar is a native of Southern California. He served active duty in the U.S. Army in the Pacific and South East Asia. In 1974 he graduated with honors from California State University, Long Beach, with a B.S. Degree in...
Brian Doster Chase
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Riverside, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(800) 561-4887 6809 Indiana Ave #148
Riverside, CA 92506
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
2014 President Elect CAOC 2013 Top Attorney in O.C. Award 2012 Trial Attorney of the Year, CAOC 2012 Trial Lawyer of the Year Nominee, CAALA 2014, 2004 OCTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year for Products Liability OCTLA California Supreme Court and Appellate Court case winner Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, ATLA - Since 2007 Past President of Orange County Trial Lawyers Assoc. Extended Biography Named a 2004 Trial Lawyer of the Year after an impressive string of successful product defect cases, Brian Chase was also named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers...
Rebecca O'Kray-Murphy
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(951) 587-2222 1 Better World Cir
#300
Temecula, CA 92590
Temecula, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
Employment, Business and Criminal
Wayne State University Law School
Rebecca O’Kray-Murphy is an associate at Davis & Wojcik, APLC.

Ms. O’Kray-Murphy’s education includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a juris doctorate from Wayne State University where she was the co-chair of the Student Trial Advocacy Program. As a student, she volunteered at the Free Legal Aid Clinic and served as a student research attorney with the Student Appellate Program.

Ms. Murphy is licensed to practice law in California, Arizona, and Michigan and has experience representing clients in a board range of matters, including civil proceedings, criminal cases, due process proceedings, and domestic violence cases.
Frank F. Daugherty
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Vista, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(949) 933-2984 380 South Melrose Drive
Suite #362
Vista, CA 92081
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Consumer and Insurance Claims
I served on Active Duty in the United States Marine Corps for 18 years, and am an advocate for veterans and their families. I primarily provide legal services for small business owners, and service any contractual, or business related needs.
My office primarily focus on operations from remote locations so you do not have to take time off of work to come meet with me. Access to my service is easily available over the internet, phone calls, and file sharing if you are unable to find time to meet with me during business hours.
I always get back...
Robert A. Davis Jr.
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(951) 587-2222 1 Better World Cir
#300
Temecula, CA 92590
Temecula, CA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
Employment, Business, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Brigham Young University
As a founding partner at the firm of Davis Wojcik Duarte, APLC, Riverside County attorney Robert A. Davis works on both criminal and civil cases. He has over 22 years of experience in the legal field. Mr. Davis has been involved with the boards of the Hemet Hospital Foundation, the Exchange Club, and the Education Foundation. He is a member of the California Society of Healthcare Attorneys, American Health Lawyers’ Association and Riverside County Bar Association. He received his Juris Doctor from Brigham Young University, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law and Education. Contact his firm for...
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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Rachelle Shakoori
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Rachelle was a founding member of Fakhimi & Associates before leaving to join a major corporation as its Associate In-house Counsel where she oversees the company's every day legal affairs such as reviewing and... 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.


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