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At-Will Employment in California: Definition & Limitations.

In California, most employment is “at-will.” This means it can be terminated by the employee or employer at any time, with or without cause. But it’s important to understand that this doctrine has many limitations. California courts recognize a… Read More
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How to Tell if You're "Exempt" from California's Wage and Hour Laws

Employees are provided with a broad scope of protections under California’s Labor Law — among these are the wage and hour rules. But these laws only apply to workers classified as “non-exempt.” Those who are “exempt” d… Read More
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Tip and Gratuity Concept

Server Rights: Tip & Gratuity Law in California

Working as a tipped employee, such as a server, can be a great way to earn a living in California. However, it’s important that servers aren’t taken advantage of by employers who might wrongfully withhold tips or violate the gratuity laws… Read More
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Categories: Wages
Wrongful Termination and Public Policy Concept

Wrongful Termination & Public Policy: Explained!

Employers in California are prohibited from terminating employees for illegal reasons. For instance, an employer may not fire an employee due to their race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or other protected status. An employer may also not t… Read More
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California's AB5 Law - Independent Contractor Classification

Everything You Need to Know About California’s AB5 Law

Worker misclassification is a significant problem in various industries throughout California. However, in 2019, the California legislature passed a bill that protects employees from being misclassified as independent contractors and unfairly denied… Read More
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Hiring Discrimination Law: What Criteria can California Employers Use?

Not only do California employees have strong legal protections during the course of their actual employment, but in the screening and hiring phases as well. However, the application of these protections can vary from case to case. In fact, the standa… Read More
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California Law, Paid Lunch Break Concept

Does California Law Require Paid Lunch Breaks?

Employees in California are afforded many crucial rights in the workplace by law — including the right to take a 30-minute unpaid lunch break depending on the amount of time worked. Employees may also be entitled to take 10-minute paid rest breaks… Read More
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Categories: Meal Breaks

California Overtime Law

California overtime law was developed to protect California nonexempt workers. California overtime laws apply to nonexempt employees. For more information on non-exempt vs. exempt employees, go here: Exempt vs. non-exempt employees: California law ex… Read More
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An Overview of Workplace Harassment in California (With Examples)

Workplace harassment can take many forms from verbal to physical. Determining whether or not a line has been crossed can be very complicated because an incident that may not be overly bothersome to one person may be devastating to another. The growth… Read More
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Categories: Harassment

Supervisor Liability in California

For California employees who can show harassing actions by a supervisor, one legal option is to sue the supervisor. Supervisors, and not just employers, can face liability to employees. Below, learn more about how and when a supervisor can be held li… Read More
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Categories: Supervisors