Torrance, California Employment Lawyers

David Bibiyan
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Unpaid Wages, Overtime, Termination, Employment Discrimination & Harassment Law

Bibiyan Law Group aggressively represents employees in wrongful termination, employment discrimination, meals & breaks wage theft, overtime, workplace harassment & retaliation and other wrongful conduct of employers. 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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George Azadian
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California Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience

George S. Azadian – Los Angeles Employment & Wrongful Termination Lawyer practices in the area of employment law, exclusively representing employees. His work focuses on cases involving wrongful termination,... Read More »
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Alex Polishuk
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

Alex Polishuk is a litigator who represents employers in wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination, failure to accommodate, retaliation, protected leave of absences, and wage and hour matters. 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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Michael Paul Ehline
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Torrance, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(424) 233-0709 21250 Hawthorne Blvd
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Torrance, CA 90503
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...
Jeffrey Andrew Rager
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Torrance, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(310) 527-6994 970 W 190th St.
Suite 340
Torrance, CA 90502
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School
Mr. Rager is committed to holding entities accountable for their actions. By doing so, it discourages future bad actions, resulting in further litigation, and burdening society as a whole. Mr. Rager’s trial record against the largest corporations and insurance companies speaks for itself. His last 7-figure trial verdict was in 2015. In the last two decades. he has achieved several multimillion dollar verdicts.
Kyle D. Smith
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Torrance, CA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(855) 670-1267 22939 Hawthorne Boulevard
Suite 202
Torrance, CA 90505
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Business and Criminal
UCLA School of Law
I draft high-quality appellate briefs for my clients. I also occasionally represent employees and small businesses in litigation or transactions. I love my work, and I think you will too.
Susan Keenberg
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Torrance, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(310) 783-0999 1217 Acacia Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
I act as my clients outside general counsel and advise them on the full range of legal issues facing their businesses. In addition, I mediate both litigated and non-litigated matters and do workplace investigations. I built my reputation by achieving outstanding results for the clients and colleagues with whom I have been privileged to work.
Justin Lo
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Torrance , CA Employment Law Attorney
(310) 248-2944 22939 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 202
Torrance , CA 90505
Employment and Criminal
UCLA School of Law
I am a lawyer focusing on Criminal Defense in the Los Angeles area with a background as a former prosecutor. I believe every criminal defendant deserves honest and straightforward legal advice to defend against the charges against them.
Gayle Lenore Eskridge
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Torrance, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(310) 303-3951 21250 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 450
Torrance, CA 90503
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
National Univ School of Law
GAYLE L. ESKRIDGE, the principal of ESKRIDGE LAW, has been a litigation and trial attorney since 1988, representing individuals, corporations and partnerships, employees and employers, investors and developers, and municipalities. With broad litigation and trial experience, Ms. Eskridge has managed hundreds of cases and now dedicates her practice to employment, business and real estate litigation.

In addition to being a Super Lawyer from 2012 to the present, Ms. Eskridge holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. An AV rating identifies a lawyer or firm with very high to preeminent legal ability. The AV rating is a reflection of expertise, experience, integrity and...
Sunjay Prem Bhatia
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Torrance, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(424) 452-6221 3620 Pacific Coast Hwy
Ste 200
Torrance, CA 90505
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
Robert Steven Amador
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Torrance, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(310) 316-4400 21250 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 500
Torrance, CA 90503
Employment, Business, Collections and Health Care
Stanford Univ Law School
Susan Carol Keenberg Esq.
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Torrance, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(310) 783-0999 1217 Acacia Ave
Torrance, CA 90501
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Southwestern Law School
Torrance, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(424) 247-7280 2780 Skypark Dr
Ste 260
Torrance, CA 90505
Employment, Business, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
Pepperdine University School of Law
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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Jonathan S. Dennis
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Experienced trial lawyers, we only win when you win.

Mr. Dennis is an experienced employment attorney who will fight for the compensation you deserve. His practice includes discrimination, wage and hour claims, harassment, and more. Call today for a free consultation. Read More »
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Torrance, CA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(310) 212-1760 3700 W 190th St
Admin 214
Torrance, CA 90504
Employment
Chapman Univ School of Law
Torrance, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(310) 698-0990 20355 Hawthorne Blvd Fl 1
Torrance, CA 90503
Employment and Legal Malpractice
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Torrance, CA Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(310) 333-0809 3465 Torrance Blvd Ste L
Torrance, CA 90503
Employment, Business and Real Estate
USC Law School
Torrance, CA Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(310) 698-0990 20355 Hawthorne Blvd 1st Fl
Torrance, CA 90503
Employment
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Torrance, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(310) 373-6821 2790 Skypark Dr Ste 100
Torrance, CA 90505
Employment and Workers' Comp
Loyola Law School
Torrance, CA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(310) 217-8191 990 W 190th St
Ste 600
Torrance, CA 90502
Employment
Vanderbilt Univ School of Law
Torrance, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(310) 783-0120 2276 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90501
Employment
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Torrance, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(424) 488-0227 21143 Hawthorne Blvd
Ste 182
Torrance, CA 90503
Employment, Business, Environmental and Legal Malpractice
Univ of Washington School of Law
Torrance, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(310) 618-5815 3031 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
Employment
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Torrance, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(310) 214-1888 3424 W Carson St Ste 320
Torrance, CA 90503
Employment and Estate Planning
Loyola Law School
Desiree J. Ho
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California Employment Law Attorney

UCLA School of LawCalifornia
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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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Lisa Gail Sherman
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Redondo Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(213) 341-4417 225 Avenue I
Suite 225
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Free ConsultationEmployment
Washington University in St. Louis
With over twenty years of experience predominantly representing employers in workplace-related labor and employment matters, both at large and small boutique law firms, as well as, in-house, Lisa Sherman has set out to redefine legal representation in California. Sherman Law Corporation has replaced the inefficient and ineffective traditional law firm pyramid model with a lean, collaborative client-centric labor and employment practice aimed at personal service, unfiltered analysis, and strategic, cost-effective resolutions . With 1 out of 2 California employers facing employment-related claims alleging violations of California's complex employee-friendly laws potentially exposing employers to significant liability, attorneys' fees and costs,...
Vida Monica Holguin
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Redondo Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(310) 376-5207 2512 Artesia Blvd
Suite 210
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Employment
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Boalt Hall (Berkeley Law) graduate specializing in labor and employment matters representing employees in State and Federal courts as well as small employers (less than 10 employees) with preventative measures and advice.
Lee Kenneth Franck
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Gardena, CA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(310) 295-2195 1025 West 190th Street
Suite 200
Gardena, CA 90248
Free ConsultationEmployment
USC Law School
Scott O Cummings
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Gardena, CA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(310) 295-2195 1025 W. 190th Street
Suite 200
Gardena, CA 90248
Free ConsultationEmployment
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Marie Napoli
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(844) 230-7676 5757 W. Century Boulevard
Suite 680
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
St. John's University School of Law and New York University School of Law
Marie has been an attorney for over twenty-three years. She has experience handling personal injury, medical malpractice, employment discrimination and mass tort matters. Marie earned her J.D. from St. John’s University Law School and her L.L.M. degree from New York University (NYU) School of Law. She has worked for the New York Appellate Division, 2nd Department and has taught CLE courses on Tort & Civil Procedure at St. John’s University School of Law.

As a founding partner of Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC, Marie was involved in many depositions and has tried multiple cases to verdict. Marie understands the breadth of the...
Yitz Erik Weiss
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(213) 553-4550 355 S. Grand Ave.
Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Products Liability
Southwestern University School of Law
Yitz Weiss is an employment attorney with over a decade of experience in litigating a variety of employment law cases, including unpaid wage and overtime claims, discrimination, harassment, FEHA, Unequal Pay Act, and wrongful termination claims. Yitz counsels clients on pre-litigation employment disputes and represents them from the inception of a lawsuit all the way through trial and even on appeal. Yitz routinely serves as counsel in mediations, binding arbitrations and in major trials. Yitz has impressive trial skills, which have enabled him to obtain major victories for our clients.

Upon graduating with a Bachelors degree in Economics from Yeshiva University...
Thomas Matthew Nantais
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Long Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(562) 424-9967 4001 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807
Free ConsultationEmployment and Workers' Comp
Western State Univ COL
Thomas M. Nantais is the Co- owner of Gaylord & Nantais, a legal firm specializing in workers’ compensation, in the state of California. This firm deals in getting hearing loss compensation and work related injuries compensation for those who have worked in the state of California. With his sincere efforts, Thomas is committed to meet the highest standards of the legal industry and aims to provide the clients with an honest and aggressive representation.
Karina N. Lallande
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Long Beach, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(562) 436-8800 2801 E. Spring Street, Suite 200
Long Beach, CA 90806
Employment, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Karina N. Lallande received Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Sociology and Global Studies with a Socio-Economic and Political Emphasis from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of California Hastings, College of the Law in San Francisco, California. Ms. Lallande is an attorney with the firm Lallande Law, PLC, where her practice focuses on litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases, primarily involving claims of premises liability; trucking accidents; collisions between automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians; defective products; civil rights; and medical malpractice. Ms. Lallande represents victims who have suffered catastrophic...
Shafiel A. Karim
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Signal Hill, CA Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(562) 246-5371 2698 Junipero Avenue
Suite 201A
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Employment, Business, IP and Trademarks
Southwestern Law School
Mr. Karim currently represents small and medium sized business in general business matters and civil litigation matters as well as diesel truck owners in a proposed consumer class action against General Motors for allegedly misrepresenting the fuel economy of various Chevrolet and GMC trucks and vans. Mr. Karim also represented consumer plaintiffs in a proposed class action against Trader Joe’s and Ralphs grocery stores for allegedly misrepresenting the true salt content in private label sunflower seeds. Prior to starting this office, Mr. Karim was a senior manager in a family-owned medium sized dietary supplement manufacturer for over a...
Vincent Calderone
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El Segundo, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(424) 348-8290 2321 Rosecrans Ave
#1265
El Segundo, CA 90245
Free ConsultationEmployment
Villanova University School of Law
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. Attorney Vincent Calderone has a strong 24-year record of successful settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients. Attorney Vincent Calderone offers compassionate, responsive legal advice and representation in employment, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour class action. Contact the Calderone Law Firm to schedule a consultation about the circumstances of your case.
Shannon H.P. Ward
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Free Consultation! Successful & Determined Employment & Civil Rights Lawyer!

I am a dedicated employment and civil rights attorney. I am committed to fiercely advocating for employees with workplace disputes! Visit my website to see case results and client reviews, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Ron Makarem
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California Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience

Ron Makarem is the founder of Makarem & Associates, a top law firm located in Los Angeles, California. Ron has been practicing law since 1995 and has obtained multi-million dollar settlements and judgments for... Read More »
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Frank Sandelmann
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Manhattan Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(310) 229-9911 324 Manhattan Beach Blvd # 201
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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...
Thomas W Porter
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El Segundo, CA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(424) 625-3550 840 Apollo Street, Suite 100
El Segundo, CA 90245
Employment, Business, Communications and IP
Southwestern Law School
Tommy helps entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses of all kinds build great companies. His goal is to be a team member of your company to provide business and legal strategy in an effective and efficient manner. He serves as outside general counsel and advises clients in many different sectors, including technology, media, entertainment, retail, food and beverage, and outdoor recreation industries, among others. He prides himself on personalized services and building lasting relationships with his clients. He likes to work with teams bold enough to build epic brands, solve big problems, and make a dent in the universe.

Tommy graduated cum laude...
Norma Ann Dawson
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Long Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(562) 997-9245 3553 Atlantic Avenue, Suite B1328
Long Beach, CA 90807-5606
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Consumer
University of Michigan Law School
The Law Offices of Norma Ann Dawson, founded in 1994, is located in Long Beach, California. In the past decade and a half, it has become a respected law firm in Southern California, providing legal risk management and alternative dispute resolution services in areas such as real estate transactions and litigation, and business transactions and litigation. Ms. Dawson's law practice focuses on general corporate counseling, corporate and regulatory compliance, and ethics, with a view toward minimizing the risk of liability, especially regulatory and contractual liability. Norma Ann Dawson, rated Av by Martindale Hubbell, has both extensive trial...
George G. Romain
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El Segundo, CA Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(800) 520-8576 840 Apollo Street
Suite 311
El Segundo, CA 90245
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Boston Univ School of Law
George G. Romain is a fierce advocate of equal rights in the workplace and represents employees and employer alike. He holds a JD from the Boston University School of Law and was admitted to the California bar in 1989. His primary practice areas are Employment Law, Business Law, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Law & Professional Malpractice. Before launching his own practice, George served as an associate and senior attorney for some of the most preeminent attorneys and law firms in Los Angeles. Sensing that his time had come to establish his own personal mark in the legal community, George...
Marc Aaron Goldbach
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Long Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(562) 216-8296 111 West Ocean Boulevard, Ste 400
Long Beach, CA 90802
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
Southwestern University School of Law
For more then 2 decades, Mr. Marc Aaron Goldbach has worked tirelessly to develop a successful bankruptcy and civil law practice for clients located throughout Los Angeles County. Whether his clients are facing insurmountable debt, foreclosure, serious felony charges, immigration or other legal issues such as personal injuries, workplace harassment, family and medical leave act violations, whistle blowing and retaliation, consumer law, criminal defense they can be rest assured that Marc Aaron Goldbach will take all steps necessary to fight for their legal rights to protect their interests. Marc Goldbach has represented many legal cases with 100% success...
Patricio Tomas Barrera
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El Segundo, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(310) 802-1500 2298 E. Maple Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
Univ of Texas School of Law
Pat Barrera has been practicing law in California and Texas for 28 years. Pat has been listed in Southern California Super Lawyers for 16 consecutive years. In 2018, Pat obtained a $1,002,361 verdict in an age discrimination case and a $1,750,000 verdict, including punitive damages, in a disability discrimination case. Pat was recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as a 2018 top Labor and Employment Specialist in California, and was nominated for CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year. Pat is a member of The American Board of Trial Advocates, and is listed...
Paul B. Arenas
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Long Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(563) 432-7422 3711 Long Beach Blvd, #601
Long Beach, CA 90807
Employment, Business, Insurance Defense and Maritime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Civil litigation, maritime and transportation attorney with experience representing cargo handlers, motor carriers, air carriers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, logistics providers, terminal operators, marinas, warehousemen and vessel operators in both state and federal court throughout California.
Jemal Kenya Yarbrough
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Inglewood, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(424) 634-7323 900 N. La Brea Ave., Suite 25
Inglewood, CA 90302
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Consumer and DUI
Southwestern Law School
Roberta Mary Fay
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El Segundo, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(310) 641-8835 222 N Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 2000
El Segundo, CA 90245
Employment
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Brad Andrew Hakala
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Long Beach, CA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(562) 432-5023 One World Trade Center
Suite 1870
Long Beach, CA 90831
Employment, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Having previously practiced at an American Law 100 firm as well as in-house counsel for a multi-national corporation, Mr. Hakala brings both legal expertise and business sense to the business transactions that clients seek to accomplish and the complex legal problems that they seek to litigate and resolve. Mr. Hakala has not only litigated various complex business and employment matters on behalf of Fortune 100 clients, he also provides general business, technology, and media law representation to various companies, including start-up businesses and those in the renewable energies sector.  Mr. Hakala is an experienced business litigator who has also...
Jonathon Howard Kaplan
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California Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience

Jonathon Kaplan is one of the state’s top trial lawyers, having tried dozens of significant cases involving civil rights, employment claims, wage and overtime matters, discrimination, harassment, hostile work... Read More »
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R. Scott Brink
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Advocacy in Labor & Employment Matters

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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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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