Woodland Hills, 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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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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Jonathan S. Dennis
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Experienced trial lawyers, we only win when you win.

Jonathan Dennis was born and raised in Los Angeles, California (Oakwood HS in North Hollywood). Mr. Dennis obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance from the University of Southern California in 1999. In... Read More »
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Patricia DeSantis Belton
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

Patricia DeSantis Belton represents management in labor and employment matters, including wage and hour violations, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and relations between management and unions Read More »
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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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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. ...
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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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(888) 366-5854 5550 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Suite 200
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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.
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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
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...
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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Martin I. Aarons
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Skilled Employment Lawyer! Employee Advocacy!

I provide comprehensive and diligent representation for employees with workplace disputes. I will fight to protect your legal rights and interests! Visit my website for reviews and results, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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!
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
Joseph Mark Lovretovich
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(818) 610-8800 5855 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Suite 300
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Employment and Personal Injury
Southwestern University School of Law
Thomas Noel Cano
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(818) 225-0400 23161 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91364
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Workers' Comp
UCLA School of Law
David Peter Cwiklo
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Attorney
(818) 719-8000 21550 Oxnard Street
Suite 1010
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Employment
Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(818) 965-0293 6301 Owensmouth Ave Fl 3
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Employment and Business
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law
Calabasas, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(818) 222-6708 23959 Park Belmonte
Calabasas, CA 91302
Employment, Agricultural, Antitrust and IP
Georgetown University School of Law
Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(213) 276-2159 21781 Ventura Blvd # 344
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Employment, Appeals, Business and Health Care
Loyola Law School
Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(213) 306-1610 6303 Owensmouth Ave
Fl 10
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Employment, Appeals, Business and IP
Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(818) 556-1515 20350 Ventura Blvd Ste 230
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Employment, Antitrust, Business and Collections
Loyola Law School
Diego Aviles
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California Employment Law Lawyer

Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - IrvineCalifornia
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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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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.
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,...
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
Laura Lynn Horton
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Northridge, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(818) 407-0700 9045 Corbin Avenue
Suite 260
Northridge, CA 91324
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Alexander Gerard Cozzaglio
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Van Nuys, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(818) 257-8026 6211 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 200
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Mr. Cozzaglio is a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law and has been practicing law since 1996. Mr. Cozzaglio has extensive experience in both defense and applicant representation. As a defense attorney, Mr Cozzaglio has agressively defended employers and insurance companies in cases of applicant fraud and over reaching, while helping to facilitate benefits to legitimately injured workers. As an applicant's attorney Mr. Cozzaglio continues to maximize benefits to legitimately injured workers and fiercely fight against employer abuse of his injured worker clients. Mr. Cozzaglio speaks, writes and reads fluently in Spanish. He prides himself on his ability to...
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
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....
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...
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.
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...
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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Marta M. Fernandez
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Labor & Employment Law

Marta Fernandez advises employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She represents employers in the health care sector, hospitality, transportation, retail, banking and other service industries. Read More »
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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...
Melissa C. Marsh
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(818) 849-5206 13527 Huston St
Los Angeles, CA 91423
Employment, Business, IP and Real Estate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Melissa C. Marsh, a Los Angeles, California business attorney with 10+ years experience, has been employed by major law firms and advised the board of directors of a public company for over five years. She spends an equal amount of her time providing the same high quality services at low rates to small businesses throughout southern California. Her practice focuses on: providing business advice; drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts; organizing and maintaining California corporations and LLCs; advising both employers and employees on employment law matters; handling a myriad of real estate transactions; and some estate planning (wills and trusts) matters.
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...
Polina Friedland Bernstein
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Encino, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(213) 615-1801 16000 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1000
Encino, CA 91436
Employment
Gregory L Wilkinson Esq.
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Agoura Hills, CA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(818) 268-0718 4120 Yankee Drive
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, IP and Trademarks
Oxford Institute of Legal Practice; England and University of West Los Angeles
I represent a wide array of clients from individuals to startup enterprises to established companies in industries spanning motion picture, television, and seasoned music groups to internet based businesses and commercial real estate ventures ensuring to address both business and legal needs for each client in a cost effective manner. From litigation to negotiating complex business agreements I always bring a goal focused approach to any problem and ensure the solution makes sense from a client/business perspective.
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
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
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
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
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
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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Melissa Misao Kurata Esq.
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California Employment Law Attorney

Loyola Marymount UniversityCalifornia
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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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