Top 5% of Employment Lawyers in Los Angeles, California | UpCounsel

Los Angeles Employment Attorneys & Lawyers

Get Free Attorney Proposals
Steven S.

Steven Stark

293 reviews
For over 30 years, Steven Stark has offered counsel to non-profit organizations and private companies. He has a passion for helping small businesses in particular since he himself started several businesses of his own in New York and Florida. He understands the importance of small businesses having a reliable attorney to advise them about legal matters from their inception.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

207 reviews
Representing notable clients like Tesla and the City of Los Angeles, Josh Garber excels at helping clients with employment and labor laws. Many of his past clients have had great success using Josh for employment agreements and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) hearings. With his practical advice, he has even helped clients avoid going to court.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Richard G.

Richard Gora

157 reviews
Looking for an attorney with experience? Richard Gora is the exact attorney you want. Having defended over 100 cases both in state and federal courts and working with clients from around the globe, Richard has an array of different experiences. His services are wide-ranging and include business litigation, securities litigations, employment litigation, and business counsel. Prior to founding Gora LLC, he worked for Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP for eight years.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Mercedes S.

Mercedes Salem

Mercedes Salem is a general practice attorney in Menlo Park, California. She is experienced in a range of legal areas including immigration, real estate, employment, business, estate, and family law. Mercedes has experience working in both Silicon Valley and on Capitol Hill where she was was as a Legislative Counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives. She received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Joubin S.

Joubin Sedgh

2 reviews
Joubin Sedgh, a founding partner of Los Angeles-based Eikon Law, specializes in business law. He advises firms on a broad range of topics and has counseled foreign companies interested in franchising in the U.S. Joubin received his J.D. with a concentration in Litigation from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He is admitted to practice in California as well as the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Eric M.

Eric Malis

2 reviews
Eric advises emerging companies on legal and strategic matters by helping founders fine tune their business models and corporate structures, evaluate partnership opportunit... read more
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Ross M.

Ross Meador

56 reviews
Ross is a partner at TechLaw LLOP, a high caliber business, finance, and IP firm. During his long career, he spent 15 years with prestigious firms, including Morrison & Foerster. His high Avvo rating, "superb," is the result of his expertise in contract drafting, acquisitions and investments, business relationships, and intellectual property protection.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Imran V.

Imran Vakil

When you need to dispute something for your business or you want to protect your company’s intellectual property, turn to Imran Vakil. Attorney Vakil works hard to protect businesses and has been successful in winning settlements that have equated to tens of millions of dollars. Since 2009, Attorney Vakil has been awarded the California Super Lawyers Rising Stars title. Specializing in copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and trademarks, Attorney Vakil is ready to help you.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Mary O.

Mary Obidinski

54 reviews
Business owners often shudder at the idea of having to pay general counsel for legal advice. With Mary Obidinski, you know that you are getting straightforward, honest legal options that will not break the bank. Ms. Obidinski is worth every cent from her experience as general counsel for a large private corporation and work with small businesses and starts ups.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Alan E.

Alan Engle

16 reviews
Alan’s practice focuses on intellectual property procurement, licensing, contracts, and litigation. He is a member of the United States Patent and Trademark Office patent bar and has counseled clients on hundreds of deals involving billions of dollars. He is committed to advising creative entrepreneurs and offers “big firm” service at reasonable rates.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Recently Completed Jobs
"Contractor Agreements Services"
Los Angeles, CA
Details
"We are looking to hire a new marketing person for our company and need help structuring the agreement. First we would like to hire him as a contractor for a few months and set a monthly rate with target-based bonuses. After this period, we are looking to transition him to a full-time salaried employee."
What legal work is required?
Reviewing an existing agreement
What legal work is required?
My company needs assistance drafting an offer to a contractor
Proposals Received
8
Average Price
$400 - $600
Start a similar project
"Draft Contractor Agreement"
Los Angeles, CA
Details
"We are looking to draft an employment agreement for bringing a developer to our team. We are hoping to start him out as a contractor, but are thinking about the possibility of future stock option grants and status. Any advice that you would have around this would be appreciated!"
Including yourself, how many people work at your company?
2
Are you currently working with another attorney or law firm?
No - I do not currently have counsel
Proposals Received
7
Average Price
$320 - $480
Start a similar project
Useful Resources
More Los Angeles Attorneys
Nearby Attorneys

Los Angeles Employment Lawyers

5.0 
Based on 5200 reviews
Clear Communication - 5.0
Response Time - 5.0
Knowledgeable - 5.0
Meets Deadlines - 5.0
UpCounsel is a secure service for your business legal needs

Why use UpCounsel to hire a Los Angeles Employment Attorney?

14 years

Average experience

You always get experienced professionals and high caliber work.

3x

Faster

Your work gets done quickly because professionals are always available.

60%

More cost effective

We use technology to cut traditional overhead and save you thousands.

UpCounsel has been talked about in:

Money-Back Guarantee on All of Your Legal Work

Applies to all transactions with verified attorneys on UpCounsel

In the event that you are unsatisfied with the work of an attorney you hired on UpCounsel, just let us know. We’ll take care of it and refund your money up to $5,000 so you can hire another attorney to help you.

Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Los Angeles Employment Attorneys

Our experienced Los Angeles employment attorneys & lawyers can help guide you on how to proceed with various employee decisions such as reviewing employee documents such as contracts, agreements, policies, and handbooks, along with difficult decisions such as firing, lawsuits, claims, and complaints.

Although not every single employment contract will require legal assistance, many employment lawyers would recommend avoiding unilateral employment contracts that strongly benefit one side over the other. These types of employee contracts rarely hold up in court, yet having the funds needed to combat an issue in court can limit the employee's options.

A confidentiality agreement and a non-compete agreement are common forms of employee contracts that one of our Los Angeles employment attorneys can help customize for your business. If your business needs to fire an employee, proper measures should be taken from a business legal standpoint to ensure proper communication and a smooth transition of dismissing that employee. In any case, we suggest you connect with our employment attorneys to discuss your options.

If You Need Ongoing Legal Counsel or Ad-hoc Legal Work - We Can Help!

Improve Your Legal ROI with Affordable Employment Attorneys that service Los Angeles, CA.

Want to Connect with Top Los Angeles Employment Attorneys & Lawyers?

What Our Customers Have to Say

"UpCounsel gives me access to big-firm lawyers minus the big-firm price tag. I work with several attorneys on the platform and there are never surprises...I always receive quality legal work at competitive rates that larger firms simply cannot match."

Scott Woods
SVP & General Counsel

"Every startup needs to know about UpCounsel. We found great attorneys at great prices and were able to focus our resources on improving our business instead of paying legal bills."

Sean Conway
Co-founder & CEO

"Before UpCounsel it was hard for us to find the right lawyer with the right expertise for our business. UpCounsel solves those problems by being more affordable and helping us find the right lawyer in no time."

Tristan Pollock
Co-founder & COO

Related Articles


Employee Handbooks

  • 14 min read

What is an Employee Handbook

An employee handbook is a collection of a company's policies and rules of conduct.

A typical employee handbook focuses on policies to follow and lists out what employees cannot do. The employee handbook helps to protect the legal rights and responsibilities of the business, the business owner, and the employee. The employee's rights are sometimes left out of the employee handbook.

An employee handbook can also be used to give a new employee a great first impression of the company. The employee handbook can communicate the company culture and positive benefits as well as policies.

The employee handbook makes sure that each employee understand the expectations of the company. This understanding allows each person to work together as a cohesive team.

The employee handbook can help prevent miscommunication with the team. Typically, a new employee is required to read the manual in the first few weeks after bei

...

Read More

Convertible Debt

  • 6 min read

Convertible Debt: What Is It?

Convertible debt is a loan or debt obligation from an investor that is paid with equity or stocks in a company. Convertible debt is also known as convertible loans or convertible notes.

When a company borrows money from investors and plans to convert it to equity or ownership in the company at a later time, that's convertible debt. The borrower and lender decide the type of equity and a set time when the loan converts based on the company's value when the loan begins.

What Is a Convertible Bond?

A convertible bond, or CV, is a type of debt security (like stocks) that's converted to an amount of c

...

Read More

At-Will Employment

  • 4 min read

What Is At-Will Employment?

At-will employment means an employer can contractually terminate an employee for no reason. It may also be referred to as being fired without cause or termination for any reason. An employer can dismiss an at-will employee for any reason, without showing just cause, and without notice or warning.

It is the company's choice whether or not to adopt an at-will employment policy. The concept is so prevalent in the U.S. workplace that courts presume companies use at-will employment practices.

Why is it Important to Understand At-Will Employment?

Most employers will spell out their employment policies in an employee manual or handbook, a contract, or a job application. While it is not a requirement, they often have new hires sign these documents to acknowledge they read and are aware of the policy. An employer can change the job, the benefits, a

...

Read More

Phantom Stock

  • 8 min read

Phantom Stock: What Is It?

Phantom stock is an employee benefit where selected employees receive benefits of stock ownership without the company giving them actual stock. It is worth money just like real stock, and its value rises and falls with the company's actual stock (or what the company is valued at, if it's not a publicly traded company). Employees are paid out profits at the end of a pre-determined length of time.

Also known as shadow stock, simulated stock, or phantom shares, phantom stock is provided as a bonus for hard work and longevity. One form of phantom stock is Stock Appreciation Rights.

There isn't one exact definition of what phantom stock is or how companies use it. The term can apply to any reward that takes time to mature. Usually, the award is for a specific number of units, or phantom shares, that follow the price of the company's actual shares — going up as the

...

Read More

How to Hire an Employee in California

  • 4 min read

A Guide for Businesses on How to Hire an Employee in California.

1. Conduct a background check

An employer is free to gather certain background information on a potential new hire.  As a general rule, a pre-employment background screening firm should not provide an employer any information that an employer could not ask about at a face to face job interview such as sexual orientation, age, religion, race, gender, national origin, or disability. Asking any of these ques

...

Read More

Find the best lawyer for your legal needs

Find a lawyer