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Practicing law in Ventura County since 1977, Tony specializes in employment law and employment, business, and real estate litigation. 

Tony has experience in all aspects of employment law. He has represented national chain stores, smaller employers and employees throughout California in employment litigation involving terminations, false imprisonment, whistleblowing, discrimination (race, sex, age, disability, religion, pregnancy), sexual harassment, wage and hour, defamation, liberty interests, workplace investigations, resume fraud, agricultural employees, OSHA compliance, child labor in entertainment, FMLA and CFRA compliance, DFEH and EEOC claims, investigations and hearings, California Wage Orders, FLSA, ADA, ADEA, exempt v. non-exempt, and other matters.


Tony has also represented top executives, managers and rank-and-file employees of private and publicly traded companies involving contract, relocation, compensation, severance and terminations.


Tony has experience handling disability retirements, civil service, school district discipline and terminations as well as construction defect, mold and trade secret litigation.


His class-action involvement has been both on the plaintiff and defendant sides involving classification of independent contractors, applicability of state v. federal law, commercial truck drivers, piece rate compensation, joint employment, meal and rest breaks, overtime, expense reimbursements, travel time, donning and doffing, PAGA and other wage and hour issues. Tony's non-litigation experience includes drafting employment contracts, handbooks and policies, and addressing legal and practical HR issues for clients on a daily basis.

Tony is known and respected by judges, attorneys, elected officials, and community leaders as a person who can get results. He served as President of both the Ventura County Bar Association and Ventura Music Festival.


J.D. - UC Hastings College of Law

B.A. - UC Santa Barbara

Anthony R. Strauss

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