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What Are You Really? Independent Contractor or Employee? Call us to Find Out

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

9th Circuit Extends New Test for Worker Classification Retroactively Last week, the 9th Circuit for the U.S. Court of Appeals expanded the reach of a recent California Supreme Court landmark decision, the Dynamex case, which made it more difficult for companies to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employee sunder California wage order… Read More »

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Rental E-Bikes Seem Fun But Are They Safe?

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Recent news reports citing defective front brakes of Lyft’s Ford GoBikes have prompted Lyft to remove 3,000 e-bikes from San Francisco, New York City, and Washington D.C. Uber has acknowledged that their e-bikes use the same braking system as Lyft’s e-bikes and claims that they have modified the bikes to address the malfunction, however,… Read More »

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Changes for Agricultural Worker’s Overtime Rules: What You Need to Know

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Many Agricultural workers know that they do not start earning overtime until after 10 hours of work per day or 60 hours per week. Agricultural jobs like spraying crops, growing, weeding, picking produce, milking cows, and planting nursery products have different wage and hour regulations than other jobs. However, this is changing. This blog… Read More »

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Recently it seems as if many household products and foods that were once considered daily essentials are now being thrown out the window left and right as they are being tied to undesirable and potentially life-threatening health hazards. While some of these trends are more grounded in truth and scientific data than others, one… Read More »

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Who regulates our hours and working conditions? Overview of Wage Orders.

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Concerned about your payment or working conditions? Thousands of people are in your shoes. Know your rights and make sure you do not get exploited. “Who regulates our hours and working conditions? Overview of Wage Orders.” Have you ever wondered why a regular workday is 8 hours per day, or why you have the… Read More »

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Can doctors, and other medical professionals, be misclassified as independent contractors? Yes.

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Dr. David is a dentist who works out of multiple dental offices in California. These dental offices are all part of the same “network” of offices; they all work with an outside company that supplies marketing, HR, and facilities, among other things. When he first started working, Dr. David signed several “independent contractor” agreements… Read More »

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You can be confident in relying on our zealous and effective Oakland personal injury lawyers:

  • We have served Northern California for over 35 years.

  • Our attorneys have been honored with numerous accolades, including SuperLawyers, AV Rating, and Top 100 Trial Attorney Awards.

  • In our decades of legal service to the community, we have garnered a substantial reputation. We are respected by opposing counsel, feared by insurance companies, and followed by jurors.

  • We combine Big Firm experience with boutique office attention and care. Several of our attorneys have experience working for the biggest law firms in the country, including the most prominent maritime defense law firm. Our attorneys rely on that big-firm know-how but prefer the personal touch of a smaller firm, allowing us to provide individualized and attentive representation to each of our clients.

  • We’ve been through it, too. Attorney Mark Venardi had to personally deal with a medical malpractice injury he suffered at a time when he was working a blue-collar job on an offshore oil rig; he knows what it’s like to be a working man dealing with a personal injury. He built his way up to working for the biggest maritime defense firm in the country, before deciding to focus on helping people like himself who were hurt by negligence and mistreatment from others.

  • We like to fight for the underdog. Attorney Martin Zurada is an immigrant and the son of immigrants who tirelessly worked his way up through education and experience to attain the American dream. Even though he has served in large, high-level litigation law firms, he prefers helping clients directly, fighting against injustices, and securing victories for the little guy who has been wronged.

  • We win. We have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In our combined tenure, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients across our broad areas of practice.

  • We care first and foremost about our clients. We dedicate ourselves to serve each and every client personally, and we make ourselves available to our clients around the clock.

  • There is no cost to you until we win. If we don’t make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee. And all initial consultations are free of charge.

Dedicated Areas of Practice

We offer a wide range of litigation services for Oakland personal injury and employment law clients. Specifically, our areas of dedicated practice span the following issues:

Employment Law. California employers must assure proper pay to employees and comply with a variety of rules and regulations to prevent discrimination and unfair treatment of employees. We represent victims of wage and hour violations, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and any other form of California workplace mistreatment. If you believe you were treated inappropriately at work, we can help.

Personal Injury. If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence, you deserve compensation. That’s where we come in. As Oakland personal injury attorneys, we right the wrongs done to our clients. And we do it at our cost during the entire duration of your case. There is never any fee until we win. Give us a call if you have been hurt in a car accident, by a toxic spill or contamination, as a result of medical malpractice, due to abuse or neglect, in a maritime accident, by a vicious animal attack, or any other incident caused by someone else’s negligence.

The Sooner You Speak to an Oakland Injury Lawyer, the Stronger Your Chances for Recovery Will Become.

Contact the Oakland injury lawyers at Venardi Zurada today, and let’s get started. We are available to talk any time, so whether you call, email or chat online, we’ll respond and set up an appointment to meet you. We have several Spanish speakers in the office and welcome the opportunity to cater our services to Oakland’s Spanish-speaking population. You pay no fee until we win for you, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our office for a free consultation. The sooner you call, the faster we can start getting results for you. Call 925-937-3900.

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