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Yitz Erik Weiss

Yitz Erik Weiss

Kaplan Weiss LLP - Employment Litigation Lawyers
  • Employment Law, Business Law, Civil Rights
  • California
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Yitz Weiss is an Employment Law attorney with over a decade of experience in litigating a variety of employment law cases, including unpaid wage and overtime claims, discrimination, harassment, FEHA, Unequal Pay Act, wrongful termination, and sexual assault cases. Yitz counsels clients on pre-litigation employment disputes and represents them from the inception of a lawsuit all the way through trial and even on appeal. Yitz routinely serves as counsel in mediations, binding arbitrations and in major trials.

Upon graduating with a Bachelors degree in Economics from Yeshiva University and obtaining a Degree of Rabbinic Ordination, Yitz Weiss then entered Southwestern University School of Law. There he was Associate Editor of the Southwestern Law Review. Yitz graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern in 2006, an honor reserved for the top 10% of students.

After receiving his Juris Doctorate and being admitted to the California State Bar in 2006, Yitz began his legal career with Kaplan Lee LLP. Based on his all-around excellent work for his clients and the firm, Yitz became a partner in the firm, and it was later renamed to Kaplan Weiss LLP.

In recognition of his excellent legal work, Yitz has was named a Rising Star by “Super Lawyers” in 2015 and 2016. He also received the Clients’ Choice Award by “Avvo”, and has been named a Client Champion - Silver by Martindale-Hubbell.

Yitz is a regular speaker on a variety of legal subjects, including the interplay between civil and religious law in areas of business and the Constitution. He teaches classes in law, ethics, and religion.

Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Litigation
Civil Rights
Discrimination, Employment
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Central District of California
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
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  • English
Professional Experience
Kaplan Weiss LLP
- Current
Kaplan Lee LLP
Associate Rabbi
Chabad of Conejo Valley
Benefits Advocate
SNAP Program
Certified Law Clerk
District Attorneys Office, Los Angeles County
Law Clerk
City Attorney, City Of Los Angeles
Southwestern University School of Law
J.D. (2006) | Law
cum laude; Dean's List; Law Review; Dean's Merit Award
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Yeshiva University
B.S. (2003) | Economics
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Yeshiva of Greater Miami
Rabbinic Ordination (2003)
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Client Champion - SILVER
2018, 2020
Superb Rating
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Client's Choice Award
City Attorney's Appreciation Award
Los Angeles City Attorney
Professional Associations
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California State Bar  # 244452
- Current
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
Analysis of the Homeland Security Act
Southwestern University Law Review
The First Amendment Religion Clauses
Southwestern University School of Law
Victim of a Civil Rights Violation in California?
Jacobs & Whitehall
Expansion of the California Equal Pay Act
Kaplan Weiss LLP Newsletter & Blog
Summary of California's Equal Pay Act
Avvo Legal Guide
Summary of Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014
Kaplan Weiss Newsletter
What Damages Can You Recover in a Personal Injury Case?
Avvo Legal Guide
Speaking Engagements
Comparative Law, Expert Presentation and Workshop, Conejo Jewish Academy
Jewish Law, Beer and Shiur
Comparative Commercial Law, You be the Judge
Comparative Property Law, You be the Judge
Estate Planning, Special Expert Presentation and Workshop
Constitutional Law, Weekly Lecture Series
Election Issues in Jewish Law, Conejo Jewish Academy
Websites & Blogs
Fair Employment Lawyers Website
Kaplan Weiss LLP Website
Yitz E. Weiss' Website Profile
Kaplan Weiss LLP Blog
Legal Answers
21 Questions Answered
Q. Are there hour requirements for salary
A: If you are properly classified as an exempt employee and paid on a salary basis, then your employer could increase your hours without any additional pay, unless you have a contract that states otherwise.

That being said, many employees are incorrectly classified as exempt and paid a salary when they should be paid hourly and be entitled to overtime compensation. You should consider consulting with an experienced employment lawyer to evaluate your particular situation.
Q. Can a company ask you to work for 2 days as a "work test" period with no pay before they offer to hire you?
A: You are required to be paid at least minimum wage for all hours you perform work on behalf of the company. This sort of work-for-free period would not be permitted.
Q. What can I do about getting fired and not getting payed?
A: Under California law your employer is generally required to pay your final wages at the time of your termination. If they failed to do so, you may recover the unpaid wages plus you may be eligible to recover a penalty in the amount of your daily earnings for up to 30 days.

You should consider consulting with an experienced employment lawyer to further evaluate your potential claims.
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Contact & Map
Los Angeles Office
355 S. Grand Ave.
Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Telephone: (213) 553-4550
Fax: (213) 553-4590
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed