Find the Best Employment Law Attorneys

  • Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP

     330 N Brand Blvd
    Glendale, California 91203
    United States

    At the Law Offices of Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP, our employer defense lawyer in Glendale, California aggressively protect our client using cutting-edge litigation strategies that have produced customized results for nearly 40 years. Our defense lawyers understand the value of education, counseling, and litigation, so our clients — including employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators — can proactively operate ahead of the curve. If your company is being threatened with a lawsu

  • The Friedmann Firm – Cincinnati Employment Lawyer

     201 E 5th St, Suite 1900-1188 Cincinnati OH 45202 US
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
    United States

    The Friedmann Firm LLC is a law firm that focuses on protecting employees. We are a plaintiff’s labor and employment law firm, representing employees against employers in a wide variety of employment law cases. We handle overtime violations, discrimination based on disability, race, sexual orientation, military status, religion and pregnancy and many other types of claims. Peter Friedmann and Rachel Sabo Friedmann are experienced Cincinnati employment lawyers, fighting for the rights of employe

  • Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP

     XWFQ+JX Concord
    Concord, California United States

    At Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP, our employer defense attorneys in Walnut Creek, California believe in teamwork that combines the skills and knowledge of over 50 litigation specialists and support staff members who collaborate to bring the best available strategies.

  • Malk Law Firm

     1180 South Beverly Drive, Suite 610
    Los Angeles, California 90035
    United States

    Malk Law Firm is dedicated to fighting for your rights in the workplace. We have successfully represented employees against companies large and small in a variety of labor and employment lawsuits. We primarily focus our practice on representing employees in the following areas: • Unpaid Overtime; • Denial of meal and rest breaks; • Expense reimbursements (where employers fail to compensate employees for out-of-pocket expenses); • Off-the-clock work (any work performed by employees)

  • The Lore Law Firm

     11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 3025
    Houston, texas 77046
    United States

    The Lore Law Firm is a Houston area labor and employment law firm that was founded by attorney Michael Lore. We serve clients in Houston, and nationwide. Our Houston employment lawyers and overtime attorneys understand the rights of workers in every state. The Lore Law Firm represents clients in overtime wage & hour claims. Contact our overtime lawyers today. | Website: https://www.overtime-flsa.com/

  • Larry H. Shapazian

     3419 West Shaw Avenue #200
    Fresno, California 93711
    United States

    Phone: 5592160797

    Larry H. Shapazian has practiced law in California since 1985, specializing mainly on insurance defense and employment matters with a focus of government tort liability for personal injury cases or workers’ comp benefits claims from employees who have been injured at work by an employer’s negligence.

  • Joseph & Norinsberg LLC

     110 East 59th Street, Suite 3200
    New York, New York 10022
    United States

    We are New York City employment lawyers with over 20 years of experience and a 90% success rate. We are experienced in fighting for clients that have experienced workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, and labor violations. We will listen. We will investigate. And if you have a case, we will fight relentlessly on your behalf to get you justice.

  • Haeggquist & Eck, LLP

     225 Broadway #2050
    San Diego, California 92101
    United States

    Haeggquist & Eck, LLP is a San Diego-based employment law firm focused on protecting their clients and helping them get the best possible results from their case. The firm offers representation for sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, and more. The focus of their employment attorneys is to hold employers accountable and maximize the potential compensation for the plaintiffs they represent.

  • Romero Law, APC

     790 E Colorado Blvd #350
    Pasadena, California 91101
    United States

    Romero Law, APC is an employment law civil litigation and trial firm located in Pasadena that specializes in representing whistleblowers and employees in harassment, retaliation, and discrimination matters. Lead trial counsel Alan Romero was named a Top 500 plaintiff’s trial attorney nationally by LawDragon.com and was a finalist for the 2019 Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Trial Lawyer of the Year. If you’re looking for an employment law firm that can help you stand up for your ri

  • Kasim Idrees

     21777 Ventura Boulevard Suite 243
    Woodland Hills, California 91364
    United States

    Kasim is a JD/MBA graduate who has been practicing law since 2017. He has had experience in various fields including commercial litigation, private equity, commercial banking, start-up ventures and restaurant franchising. As an employer of over 100 employees, Kasim puts his employees first and dedicates his life to pursuing justice for employees who have been disadvantaged in the workplace. Give Kasim a call if you believe your employer was or is acting illegally.

  • Diego Aviles

     8484 Wilshire Blvd
    Beverly Hills, California 90211
    United States

    Phone: 3104385555

    Bibiyan Law Group, P.C. is a boutique plaintiff’s employment litigation firm dedicated to obtaining the highest level of results for mistreated employees. As advocates for workplace justice, Los Angeles Employment Law Firm Bibiyan Law Group has represented employees throughout California in a variety of employment law matters.

  • Sara Ehsani-Nia

     8484 Wilshire Blvd
    Beverly Hills, California 90211
    United States

    Phone: 3104385555

    Bibiyan Law Group, P.C. is a boutique plaintiff’s employment litigation firm dedicated to obtaining the highest level of results for mistreated employees. As advocates for workplace justice, Los Angeles Employment Law Firm Bibiyan Law Group has represented employees throughout California in a variety of employment law matters.

  • Jeffrey Klein

     8484 Wilshire Blvd
    Beverly Hills, California 90211
    United States

    Phone: 3104385555

    Bibiyan Law Group, P.C. is a boutique plaintiff’s employment litigation firm dedicated to obtaining the highest level of results for mistreated employees. As advocates for workplace justice, Los Angeles Employment Law Firm Bibiyan Law Group has represented employees throughout California in a variety of employment law matters.

  • David Bibiyan

     8484 Wilshire Blvd
    Beverly Hills, California 90211
    United States

    Phone: 3104385555

    Bibiyan Law Group, P.C. is a boutique plaintiff’s employment litigation firm dedicated to obtaining the highest level of results for mistreated employees. As advocates for workplace justice, Los Angeles Employment Law Firm Bibiyan Law Group has represented employees throughout California in a variety of employment law matters.

  • The Noble Law

     99 Park Ave, Suite 1510A
    New York, New York 10016
    United States

    The Noble Law is a recognized leader in employment law with offices in New York, Raleigh, and Charlotte. Our goal is to level the playing field for employees. We work to deliver outcomes with integrity and empathy for the client’s journey. Our success is measured by delivering positive impacts for our clients and serving as a catalyst for changes in employment law and society as a whole.

  • Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP New York

     1358 6th Ave
    New York, New York 10019
    United States

    Phone: 6464025650

    Are you facing a wage and hour dispute or an employment discrimination case in New York? Do you need a trusted, experienced whistleblower and qui tam law firm? Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP is a well-established New York law firm that can help you with all of these challenges. We take pride in providing professional, full-range legal services to our clients. Call our New York office today to learn how we can help!

  • Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP

     111 S Calvert St
    Baltimore, Maryland 21202
    United States

    Phone: 4108347420

    While we are recognized as a whistleblower and qui tam law firm in Baltimore, MD, our legal services range from employment discrimination and wage and hour disputes to ERISA litigations and criminal law. When you hire us, you place your legal matter in the hands of a preeminent Baltimore law firm with years of experience. Talk to our expert attorneys to learn how we’ll help you navigate the civil and criminal legal system.

  • Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP San Diego

     2550 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor, San Diego, CA, 92103.
    San Diego, California 92103
    United States

    Phone: 6195774253

    Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP is a leading San Diego law firm that specializes in various types of cases. From financial services abuse to housing and employment discrimination, we’ve seen it all. Our reputation reveals that we are more than just a whistleblower and qui tam law firm in California. Whatever legal challenge you are facing, talk to the experts at our San Diego office to learn how we can help.

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What does an Employment Attorney do?

The workplace can be defined by many things. Usually, where a person works isn’t just about the specific thing they do as much as the atmosphere that surrounds the job. Because of the important nature of the workplace, and the significant amount of time spent at a job, there are many laws and regulations set up to ensure a comfortable workplace. There are also many misconceptions about employment law. The importance of ensuring a comfortable workplace along with the confusion surrounding the law sometimes dictates the necessity of an employment lawyer to help individuals navigate their rights.
The employment process is multifaceted. It begins with the initial hiring phase. During the hiring phase, certain measures and precautions can be taken by an employer to ensure they hire the most desirable person for the job. It's at this step where an applicant will go through the interview process where they may have to answer personal demographic questions (age, sex or race) in addition to questions about their own personal history (previous employment, criminal history, and co-worker relations). It is at this phase, where the applicant usually has the least amount of leverage, where most are unaware of their rights. An applicant may not know whether an employer can conduct a background check, let alone ask specific questions about race and sex in the application process.

After the initial application and hiring phase, there is then the actual employment phase. This is where many issues may arise as what is, and what is not acceptable and it is not always made as clear as you may think. You may think it is common sense that some things should be said or done at work and that there are almost always handbooks and written policies posted that tell you exactly what you are supposed to do. Taking all of that into account, there are still many instances of workplace misbehavior. It can really boil down to the most innocuous statements such as simple compliment on another's appearance that could lead to an issue.

The last phase, the termination of employment phase, can also be the most trying. This depends on the nature of work, the reasons for the termination and the laws of the specific state you may reside in, but in all cases, there are usually a few protections that apply such as federal laws that protect people against discrimination based on their age, disability or race.

Being aware of your rights, knowing what an employer may or may not do, knowing what an employee may or may not say, are all issues that an employment attorney can help with. Employment attorneys can help advise an employer on what the appropriate action is in certain employment circumstances. An employment attorney can help and employee vindicate their rights during their employment and after their termination.

When would l need an Employment Attorney?

Focusing on the employee side of the equation, a person could need an employment attorney for several reasons. The most common issues deal with the termination or potential termination of employment. The issues here would be claiming unemployment benefits after termination and discrimination/harassment issues during employment that lead to termination.

Discrimination and harassment claims are mostly features of legislation that proscribe specific processes that determine what behavior is prohibited, how allegations of prohibited are to be handled and then resolved. Discrimination cases boil down to discriminatory behavior directed at a member of a protected class. A protected class is a term for a group of people intended to be protected by the law. For example, people over the age of 40 are protected against age discrimination in the workplace under federal law.

The laws on discrimination specifically detail how a claim is to be handled. First, you need an applicable employer (in this instance an employer with 20 or more employees). The law then requires a discriminatory event that can be as simple as an adverse determination against an employee such as a reduction in hours, responsibility or pay. After such an event has happened to a member of the protected class, that member has a certain time limit to bring a charge of discrimination, or a claim of discrimination against the employer. Keep in mind that there is a specific government administrative agency that handles these claims. They exist at both the state and federal level, so you likely have to deal with both at some point. In fact, you are normally required to go through the state agency first before going to the federal system. The above is a simplified version of the process that involves many protected classes and different factual scenarios. This process is very time sensitive and needs to done with the utmost care, and needs to be done with the consolation of a lawyer.

The unemployment process can be just as cumbersome as filing a claim for discrimination. Unemployment issues usually only arise after an employee has been terminated for cause. Unemployment law provides benefits in the form of weekly pay provided you were terminated at no fault of your own. However, when an employee quits or is fired for cause, that employee is not entitled to these weekly benefits. So the issue here is what is the proper cause or misconduct that led to termination? Was an employee insubordinate? Was the employer creating an untenable work situation requiring the employee to quit? This determination can also require the services of an attorney at the initial hearing stage or appeal process.

On the other side of the issue, employers need to know what the law requires of them. For instance, as a business owner are you required to provide benefits? How often do you need to play employees? How long can an employee’s shift be? Can you fire an employee for any reason you like? Should you have a sexual harassment policy? Knowing the legal processes, policies, and practices that an employer should take will help avoid problems in the future. These are all questions and issues an employment attorney can help with.

Signs you need to speak to an Employment Attorney

  • You are facing harassment, discrimination or unsafe working conditions at work
  • You have already filed a charge of discrimination and have gotten you “Right to Sue” letter from the EEOC
  • You have been denied unemployment benefits and want to appeal the decision

How do you choose a Qualified Employment Attorney?

The first thing you need to understand with employment law is that it can be very specialized. There are many attorneys well versed in the area, you need only pick one with the experience that you need. For discrimination cases, you will need to find an attorney that has successfully litigated discrimination cases. Discrimination cases are very difficult to prove and take a great advocate along with a good case, in order to be successful. An attorney with a great track record of winning discrimination cases should be a priority. They don’t necessarily need to be high-profile, just cases that were actually litigated or settled to the satisfaction of their clients.

The same holds true for unemployment cases. You will need attorneys that have handled unemployment hearings and unemployment appeals. The more experience the better. There will be many firms that deal solely with employment law so you should have plenty of options.

Determine Your Needs

Determining your needs should be simple. Depending on the situation, it should be clear that you need an employment lawyer. This article only scratches the surface of employment related issues, there are many more such as workers compensation as well as social security and disability benefits are also some areas where you could utilize the service of an attorney.

Research Online

Most searches begin with an online search. Since employment law is an abundant area for attorneys, looking through some online ranking and review sites like Martindale-Hubbell Law directory and Avvo.com can be very useful. Those sites will allow you to see what other attorneys in the employment law sector think of each other as well as what clients have thought about the attorney's services.

Check the State Bar Association’s Website for any Disciplinary History

After you have found some names of attorneys that you are interested in, conduct your own background search. Look up the attorney's name in your state bar association website. See if there has been any disciplinary action. This information coupled with the opinions you find on Avvo and Martindale-Hubbard should give you a pretty good idea of what attorneys are recommended in the area.

Schedule an Appointment with an Employment Attorney

Once you have the names of a couple of attorneys you are picking from, make an appoint to speak with them. There is no problem with speaking with a few different attorneys. Treat it like any other interview process where you get a feel for their personality and style. Be sure to pick the one you fell most comfortable with.