Classifying employees and paying them properly is complex, but whether you are an employee or the HR manager, the Law Offices of Eli M. Kantor can make sure that it is done right. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, with over 40 years of experience, we have unparalleled expertise and the resources to help you resolve all of your employment disputes. Unlike some law firms, we do not restrict our practice to only employees or employers. We believe that this broader experience enables us to analyze each case with a more creative approach. Having represented both sides, as well as the government, we understand how the other side thinks, enabling us to achieve the maximum results for you.
Eli M. Kantor has been interviewed on National Public Radio. He has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Daily Journal, Daily Variety, and Business Week Online. With a strong employment law background, Eli M. Kantor is familiar with the challenges that both employees and employers encounter on a daily basis in the work place. He thinks outside of the box to provide creative solutions for you, and tailors his services to your specific needs. He designs creative solutions to complex problems. He is always on the cutting edge of the law and is not afraid to push the envelope to get results. He will personally guide you through the legal process and obtain prompt and successful results for you. Call us now at (310) 274-8216 to see how we can help you. Learn More.
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