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  • Tenacious Advocates.
  • Trusted Advisors.
  • Let the "Business Team of the Year" Assist With Your Employment Law Needs.


Employment law issues are often complex, emotionally charged, and require immediate attention. Bernstein & Friedland, P.C. is committed to meeting its clients' employment-related needs and providing high-quality legal representation in a cost-effective manner. More than a law practice, Bernstein & Friedland, P.C. serves as trusted advisors and tenacious advocates for its clients. The firm offers the experience and dedication necessary to handle matters efficiently and effectively.


From 2014 through 2016, Southern California Super Lawyers named Polina Friedland Bernstein one of the region's “Super Lawyers."  For six consecutive years prior to that, Ms. Bernstein was awarded one of “Southern California’s Super Lawyers – Rising Stars,” placing her among the top 2.5 percent of the best up-and-coming attorneys in Southern California.


From 2013 through 2015, Southern California Super Lawyers named Diana Friedland one of the region's “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars.”  In 2015, Southern California Super Lawyers named Ms. Friedland among the Top 100 Up-and-Coming Attorneys and among the Top 50 Up-and-Coming Women Attorneys in the region.


In 2014, the San Fernando Valley Business Journal awarded Polina Bernstein and Diana Friedland "Business Team of the Year" at the publication's 13th Annual Women in Business Awards.


The Los Angeles Daily Journal profiled Bernstein & Friedland, P.C. in its April 2013 article titled "Sister Act."


Bernstein & Friedland, P.C. takes pride in being certified as a Women-Owned Business by the National Women Business Owners Corporation.









  • Employment tort litigation, including negligent hiring and retention, negligent supervision, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault and battery, and invasion of privacy


  • Employee handbooks

  • Severance agreement negotiation

  • Employment-related agreements, including confidentiality, non-compete, non-solicitation, and independent contractor agreements


  • Workplace investigations of complaints for sexual harassment and other illegal employment practices


  • Breach of Contract


  • Accommodation of employees with disabilities


  • Reductions in force


  • WARN Act compliance

  • Employee theft and misuse of company property


  • Misuse of technology in the workplace


  • Claims under Business & Professions Code section 17200 et seq.

  • Trade secret protection and misappropriation claims





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