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Steven Stark Employment Lawyer for Sacramento, CA

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.
211 reviews

Richard Gora Employment Lawyer for Sacramento, CA

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.
150 reviews

Joshua Garber Employment Lawyer for Sacramento, CA

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.
160 reviews

Mariam Amin, Esq. Employment Lawyer for Sacramento, CA

Mariam Amin is Founding Partner of the law firm, Start It. Before that, she did a lot of legal work for Cumulus Networks and Kiip. Her specialties include company formation, fundraising, drafting contracts, negotiation and providing advice on legal issues faced by startups. She has experience assisting in growth stage opportunities between $10 million and $50 million. Mariam holds a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and a J.D. from GGU Law School. She is on the Board of Directors of The Daily Californian.
2 reviews

Ralph Jones Employment Lawyer for Sacramento, CA

Ralph Jones is a corporate attorney who serves clients no matter their size, ranging from professional individuals to corporate enterprises. He has more than two decades of experience and is licensed to practice law in California. Ralph has a Juris Doctorate in law, which he obtained after his graduation from the University of San Francisco School of Law. Since October 2015, Ralph has been serving as an attorney at Flex-By-Fenwick.
2 reviews

Jonathan Handel Employment Lawyer for Sacramento, CA

Jonathan Handel feels that his diverse experiences help to make him a versatile lawyer. Though he focuses on entertainment and technology law, he is also a former computer scientist. In addition to his work as a lawyer, he is also the author of several books, an adjunct professor at USC Law School and Southwestern Law School, and a member of the Television Academy. In 2015, he was named a Super Lawyer for Southern California.

Sirivath Mu Employment Lawyer for Sacramento, CA

Sirivath Mu is an attorney at law that specializes in employment issues, as well as general lawsuits and disputes. He was granted a license to practice law within California in 2012. Sirivath completed his degree at the Santa Clara University School of Law. He obtained experience in business counseling and litigation while working at one of the top law firms in San Francisco. Sirivath also offers human resource management services to his corporate clients.

Tina Gehres Employment Lawyer for Sacramento, CA

With over seventeen years of legal and business experience, Tina Gehres is uniquely suited to the needs of small businesses and individuals. Her practice involves business, commercial, contracts, and estate planning law. Formerly a Corporate Counsel, Director of Human Resources, and Senior Accountant, Tina is licensed in California, Michigan, and Missouri and multiple federal courts.
2 reviews

Karen Miller Employment Lawyer for Sacramento, CA

Karen Miller, the host of the television show "Legal Hot Seat", has been the Owner of her own Law Firm since 1996, handling cases in Family Law, Criminal Law, Immigration and Crimmigation matters. Her focus is equally divided between legal matters regarding divorce, domestic violence, child support, child custody and family. Karen has been a member of the American Bar Association for 20 years. She obtained her J.D. from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law - West Los Angeles.
2 reviews

Robert Saman Employment Lawyer for Sacramento, CA

Robert Saman has over 19 years of experience as a business attorney. He specializes in commercial contracts, labor and employment law, as well as in securities and finances. Robert obtained a Juris Doctor degree in law with a distinction after he graduated from the Stanford Law School. He is licensed to practice law in California. Robert is currently the chief administrative officer at Levyx Inc. Prior to this position, he as a general counselor at Corent Technology Inc.
3 reviews

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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 Sacramento 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.

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