Law Office of Eli M. Kantor

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(310) 274-8216 9595 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 405, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 Fax: (310) 273-6016;

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Biography

ELI KANTOR

Eli M. Kantor is an attorney in private practice in Beverly Hills, California. He represents both employees and employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including cases involving wage and hour laws, class action wage and hour lawsuits, independent contractor status, wrongful discharge litigation, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, employee handbooks and personnel practices, NLRB representation elections, union contract negotiation and grievance/arbitration, entertainment law and immigration law. He does both preventative counseling and litigation and he has extensive trial experience.

Mr. Kantor received his B.A. Magna Cum Laude from U.C.L.A. in 1973 and his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1976. He was a Trial Attorney at Region 21 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from 1976 to 1980. Since 1981, Mr. Kantor has been in private practice specializing in Labor and Employment Law. As a former attorney for the government, and law professor, he has the insight, experience and connections necessary for achieving success. He has organized, conducted and been a keynote speaker at numerous seminars and continuing education programs about Labor and Employment Law. He has lectured at the UCLA Institute for Industrial Relations, and at UCLA Extension, and has achieved Martindale–Hubbell’s highest accolade: an AV rating. He has also received Avvo.com's highest rating: subperb -10.0, as well as their Client's Choice Award, and he has been selected as a SuperLawyer in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

He has been interviewed by National Public Radio and featured in the Los Angeles Times, Daily Variety and Business Week. He has written numerous articles on employment related topics for the Daily Journal. He is a member of the California State Bar and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Central and Southern District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Kantor is also a member of the Labor Law Sections of the America Bar, California Bar, Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Associations. Put your case in the hands of an expert.

JONATHAN KANTOR

Jonathan Kantor received his BA from UCSB and his JD from UCLA School of Law in 2016. During law school he worked at the Law Offices of Eli M. Kantor and has experience in all areas of labor and employment law. He is fluent in Spanish, Hebrew and Farsi and is a great addition to our team. 

Honest Assessment

Over his more than 40 years of experience, Mr. Kantor has  helped hundreds of employees and employers in the Los Angeles area resolve their employment disputes, through preventative counseling, mediation and trial. He has a reputation for honest and straight forward counseling. At the Law Offices of Eli M. Kantor, you will receive personalized service through every stage of the process. We are dedicated to providing a high level of personal service, clear explanations that you can understand, and most importantly - results. When you consult with Mr. Kantor, you will receive an honest assessment of your case and the probability of success. He will provide you with a creative approach that "thinks outside the box," customized to the unique facts of your case. He is always on the cutting edge of the law, and is not afraid to push the envelope to obtain results for his clients.  His motto is "Never Say I Can't" - "If the front door is closed - go in the backdoor - If the backdoor is closed - climb in though the window - if the window is closed - climb in thought the skylight, but Never Say I Can't."Call us now at (310) 274-8216 to see how we can help you.

Immigration Law

Mr. Kantor also represents employers and employees in all aspects of Immigration Law. For further information, see:www.beverlyhillsimmigrationlaw.com.

 

 

Testimonials

 

COST SAVING ADVICE

Posted by Laurence 10/2012

Mr. Kantor is an expert labor relations attorney, to whom I have turned many times for valuable and cost-saving advice. I would highly recommend him for any small or large businesses requiring the services of an experienced and knowledgable attorney. He is thoughtful and thorough, honest and efficiently uses his time.

 

AN EXCELLENT RESOURCE FOR EMPLOYMENT LAW MATTERS

Posted by Ken, 10/2012

My firm has called upon Eli Kantor to assist us with a number of employment law issues over the last decade.  Each time, Eli provided advice that proved to be extremely valuable.   His knowledge and vast experience make him an excellent resource for employment law matters.

 

HE IS A GREAT FIND AND WE RECOMMEND HIM HIGHLY

Posted by Rachel, 10/2012

We knew about Eli from a colleague who had used him as his employment attorney for many years and recommended him highly  We attended one of Eli's employment seminar and were quite impressed. He had invited a few guest to talk about different employment subjects. Eli showed extensive knowledge in every field. He complimented and challenged every presenter. What impressed us the most was the way he would show the practical application of every subject. 

It is a novelty to find a lawyer who is incredibly practical and bottom line with a keen business sense. We've used his expertise in many employment and business matters. 

He is a great find and we recommend him highly.

 

A PEOPLE PERSON LAWYER

Posted by Richard 10/2012

He came as a referral to me for a difficult labor dispute with LAUSD.  He did such a fantastic job there were other aspects of my case I ended up having him handle.  He is a very honest and prudent gentleman, did not overbill for hours and really had my best interests in mind not his personal wallet.  I highly recommend him and if I ever have a major labor dispute he is my go to guy.  He handled it quickly and efficiently and saw eye to eye with me.  A People Person Lawyer and I thank him for saving me so Eli if you are reading this a big THANK YOU !!

 

HE CONVERTS LEGALESE INTO PLAIN ENGLISH 

Posted by Human Resources L. 10/2012

I would highly recommend Eli Kantor for any of your legal labor needs. The friendliness and helpfulness of his staff is above par. Everyone in the office treats you with respect and understanding of your situation. Eli is extremely knowledgeable and very kind. He converts legalese into plain English. He made my situation so much easier to deal with. I would highly recommend Eli for any of your legal needs!

 

VERY VERY VERY GOOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Guy 10/2012

This guy and his crew are very proffesional and they are very very nice people. I can only say good things about that office. Keep up the good job guys!!!!! Very very very good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVER

Posted by Dan, 10/2012

We have had the pleasure of working with Eli for a decade on various immigration and HR issues. Eli's invaluable advice has been instrumental in allowing our technology company to recruit and retain top talent.

Eli has been helpful in issues ranging from work visas to helping us structure critical HR policies. Eli's great gift as an attorney is his ability to be a creative problem solver.

Eli is an entrepreneur's secret weapon!

 

ZEALOUSLY REPRESENTS HIS CLIENTS 

Posted by Warren 10/2012

Mr. Kantor represented us in an employment matter and I often seek his advice in employment matters. He is knowledgeable, professional and zealously represents his clients.

 

ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO ANSWER PHONE CALLS

Posted by Paul 8/2012 


Eli Kantor is a knowledgeable attorney. He was always available to answer phone calls and very pleasant to work with. I've been working with him for the past 10 years and any time an employment question or concern was raised he would expediently and thoroughly deal with the issue.

 

I HAVE REFERRED MANY CLIENTS TO ELI

Posted by Bruce, 7/2012

I have referred many clients to Eli for work on employment matters and they have been very happy with his work. I will continue to recommend clients to him. Bruce L. Bialosky, CPA

 

SKILLFUL NEGOTIATOR

Posted by Jack 7/2012

South Park Group is a commercial real estate firm involved in development and management of commercial and multi family properties. Dr. Eli Kantor has represented our firm and partnerships under our management on several transaction with great success . He has an excellent grasp of real estate law as well as being a skillful negotiator. Jack Ravan, Pres. South Park Group Inc.

 

THE HIGHEST OF RECOMMENDATION

Posted by: Suzette, 2010-01-02

Client Review:

Eli Kantor is a excellent lawyer! Starting from the office staff to my overall experience. I was treated with respect and understanding of my situation. I must say he made a very horrible experience so much easier to deal with. He protected me and made me understand that what had happened was not my fault and could be dealt with in a respectable manner. I would highly recommend him in every situation that I thought someone needed a Lawyer i would recommend him first over anyone. He will be in my life as I continue either it being in use of his services or just to say a hello. He is very prompt too tell it like it is and have to compassion to explain why if you do not under stand why.


REVIEW OF EMPLOYEE AGREEMENT

Posted by: Brian, 2009-09-16

Client Review:

Wasn't a huge project by any means, but he was very helpful and got the job done quickly and professionally. Comes very highly recommended to me from other professionals our company works with.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR EXCELLENT SERVICE

Posted by: a Construction Client, 2009-07-06

Client Review:

Eli is a very knowlelgable lawyer. He is very responsive and keeps you informed in the process of your case. He was sucessful to get our money in all lawsuits that he filed for us.

THANK YOU

Posted by: francisorr, 2008-07-24

Client Review:

Mr. Kantor performed in a very professional manner and was exceptionally excellent in taking depositions and also in settling the claim against us. We recommend his services.


HE'S BEEN OUR GO TO GUY

Posted by: Jerry, General Manger,  2008-04-28

Client Review:

During my 10 years with the organization, Eli has been our "Go To" guy. he has been our advocate with every State and Federal agency with which we have had any issue, including I.C.E.
Eli has also conducted Management Training, specifically Sexual Harassment, with our Senior Staff.

Eli has also been instumental with respect to Human Resources Policy & Procedures for the organization. His input in "Compliance" issues has saved the company many man-hours and enhanced our profitability.


HELPFUL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE

Posted by: Lisa, Payroll/HR Manager 2008-04-15

Client Review:

Although I've previously worked with Eli Kantor sporadically over the years, the past few years saw us facing some more in-depth issues. While each case was different all were handled quickly with a minimum of time on my part leaving me to handle other aspects of my job. Whether using him as a sounding board to help me prepare my own responses or providing information to so that he could prepare a formal rebuttal, Eli Kantor was helpful an knowledgeable.

 

Published Articles

Daily Journal:

Players Union Vote a Secret for Now by Eli M. Kantor

NLRB's Northwestern Decision Will Climb The Courts by Eli M. Kantor

New Minimum Wage Law Trap by Eli M. Kantor

Overly Broad Dress Codes Haunt Employers by Eli M. Kantor

Facebook Privacy Rights at Work by Eli M. Kantor

Labor board continues its foray into nonunion workplaces by Eli M. Kantor

Long story short: the NLRB does not "like" Facebook firings by Eli M. Kantor

NLRB provides clarification of an acceptable social media policy by Eli M. Kantor

NLRB's 24 Hour Fitness Ruling Consistent with Precedent by Eli M. Kantor

Demanding Confidentiality in the Workplace by Eli M. Kantor

NLRB eyes non union workplace by Eli M. Kantor

Finding Balance on Social Media by Eli M. Kantor

Welcome to California: The Captain has Turned on the Overtime Sign by Eli M. Kantor and Zachary M. Cantor

Computers Can't Sue For Overtime Pay...Yet by Eli M. Kantor and Zachary M. Cantor

The New 9 to 5: Work in the iPhone Age by Eli M. Kantor and Zachary M. Cantor

The Cat's Paw: How Social Media Can Lead You Astray by Eli M. Kantor and Zachary M. Cantor

Your Workplace Computer Is A Lonely Public Roadway by Eli M. Kantor and Zachary M. Cantor

Social Media At Work: A Growing Danger by Eli M. Kantor and Zachary M. Cantor

Your Social Media Policy Needs A Status Update by Eli M. Kantor and Zachary M. Cantor

If It Walks, Talks and Looks Like an Employee... by Eli M. Kantor and Zachary M. Cantor

 

Articles Base:

THE ICE MAN COMETH– Immigration Revises Employment Eligibility Verification Form I–9 Again, by Eli M. Kantor

SPONSER YOUR EMPLOYEES FOR H1B VISAS BY APRIL 1, 2008!, by Eli M. Kantor

MINIMUM WAGES ON THE RISE IN CALIFORNIA, by Eli M. Kantor

EMPLOYERS BEWARE: VIOLATION FINES TO INCREASE EXPONENTIALLY, by Eli M. Kantor

Social Media Policy - Sticks and Stones Will Break My Bones, But Twitter May Ruin Me by Eli M. Kantor and Zachary M. Cantor

Content For Reprint:

SEVEN SECRETS FOR KEEPING YOUR COMPANY OUT OF COURT IN 2008– How To Avoid Sexual Harrasment Lawsuits, by Eli M. Kantor

The Right Article:

WHAT'S AN EMPLOYER TO DO WHEN THEY RECEIVE AN SSA MISMATCH LETTER?, by Eli M. Kantor

Ezine Articles:

SEVEN SECRETS TO SURVIVING AN IMMIGRATION AUDIT, by Eli M. Kantor

Article Digest:

EMPLOYERS NEED TO PREPARE FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM NOW, by Eli M. Kantor – June 14, 2006

Go Articles:

7 SECRETS TO KEEPING YOUR COMPANY OUT OF COURT, by Eli M. Kantor – May 21, 2006

Ezine Articles:

3 KEYS TO KEEPING YOUR COMPANY OUT OF COURT, by Eli M. Kantor – March 31, 2006

NewsUSA:

IMMIGRATION POLICY HURTS U.S. FARMING INDUSTRIES, by Eli M. Kantor

NCTimes.com:

FEES FOR CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION MAY DOUBLE, by William Finn Bennet – February 1, 2007

Workforce Management:

AFTER HIGH COURT RULING, FIRMS MAY WANT TO TAKE LONG LOOK AT ANTI–HARASSMENT STRATEGIES, Todd Henneman – July 31, 2006

Businessweek Online:

ENTERPRISING EMPLOYEE PRESSES TO BE PARTNER by Karen E. Klein - July 27, 2010

THE ISSUE: AN X–RATED WORK HABIT, by Rebecca Reisner – April 22, 2008

IMMIGRATION RULES: AN ECONOMIC DISASTER?, by Moira Herbst – August 14, 2007

IMMIGRANT LABOR GOES ONLINE, by Moira Herbst – December 11, 2006

TRAINING CAN KEEP COMPANIES OUT OF COURT, by Karen Klein – March 8, 2006

SHIFTING AN EMPLOYEE'S STATUS, by Karen Klein – February 22, 2006

THOSE H–1B BLUES, by Karen E. Klein – June 08, 2004

KEEP A SECRET? YOU MAY HAVE NO CHOICE, by Karen E. Klein – May 21, 2004

LA Times:

EXTRA TAX LIABILITY FOR SELF-EMPLOYED WORKERS, by Karen Klein – April 4, 2011

COURTS ALLOW FEWER EXCUSES TO SKIP JURY DUTY, by Karen Klein – March 23, 2006

A MOTHER'S PLIGHT REVIVES THE SANCTUARY MOVEMENT, by Louis Sahagun – June 2, 2007

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR COMPANY NAME ONLINE (Rules on Granting Family Leave) – June 20, 2007

FIND NEW START-UPS THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP GROUPS, by Karen Klein – April 28, 2009

Variety.com:

RULING FAVORS MANAGER VS. MANE, by David McNary – August 4, 2004

JD Supra:

NLRB's General Counsel's Announcment that McDonald's and its Franchisees are Joint employers - A Super-Sized Headache by Eli Kantor- August 06, 2014

 

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