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

Los Angeles Employment Attorneys & Lawyers

Get Free Attorney Proposals
Steven S.

Steven Stark

274 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
Richard G.

Richard Gora

156 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
Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

196 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
Roy K.

Roy Kohler

Roy has spent over 17 years handling personal injury and employment law matters, collecting large verdicts and recoveries for his clients. He established The Law Offices of Roy Kohler and prides himself on his personal attention to his clients. His experience and due diligence with a variety of personal injury accident claims have resulted in large settlements for his clients.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Mark G.

Mark Gabel

Looking for a lawyer who specializes in employment law? If so, you may want to consider Mark Gabel. He provides legal services for a whole range of laws that impact the employer-employee relationship for both public agencies and private companies. Before starting his own firm, Mark worked for two prominent firms in San Francisco: Hanson Bridgett LLP and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Steve S. N.

Steve S. Nikkhou

Steve has developed his professional experience in the Silicon Valley where he has represented many startups and established companies on cases related to intellectual property protection, transactional, licensing, and tech. He is the Founder and Managing Attorney of Nikkou Law, which focuses on getting his clients the most of any deal while containing risks to acceptable levels.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Bill B.

Bill Bittner

With a background in business and entrepreneurship, I enjoy helping new businesses get started and grow to new heights. I am especially exited by the issues facing emerging... read more
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Eric S.

Eric Shaw

Practicing law for thirty years, Eric Shaw has “big time chops” in real estate litigation and contract matters. He represents artists, contractors, developers, and small businesses. Eric believes his general background helps him connect the dots that others miss. With his advocacy skills Eric can litigate both the arcane and cutting edge. As a bonus, he also plays the guitar.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Aaron W.

Aaron Wu

Aaron's practice areas include business law, securities regulations, blockchain technology, cryptoassets/cryptocurrencies, commercial contracts, and real estate. He prefers... read more
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Robert J. S.

Robert J. Sayfie

Attorney Robert J. Sayfie is a hard-working patent attorney who has additional experience in trials and engineering. He is able to help you protect all of your company’s best investments and also helps protect your copyrights, trade secrets, and more. Attorney Sayfie is an aggressive attorney who will file and prosecute for design and utility patents while preparing all of the necessary paperwork to prove infringement on a patent.
|
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 4759 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


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

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

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

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

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

Find the best lawyer for your legal needs

Find a lawyer