California Labor Laws Demystified: “Summary of Differences Between Independent Contractors and Exempt Employees”

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Determining the employment status of a worker can be tricky, especially when it comes to independent contractors. California law has strict standards for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee, and misclassification can result in significant penalties for employers. We will explore the complex landscape of California law surrounding the classification…

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California’s Premises Liability Law: Understanding Your Rights as a Visitor

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Premises liability is an important concept in California law that holds landowners responsible for injuries that occur on their property. Under California law, landowners owe different legal duties to different types of visitors, depending on their status. In this blog post, we will explore the different types of visitors recognized under California law and the…

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CALIFORNIA’S REST & MEAL BREAK LAW: PROTECTING WORKERS’ RIGHTS; IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF CALIFORNIA WORKERS

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California’s rest and meal break laws are designed to protect employees from fatigue and injury. By understanding these laws, employees can ensure that they are getting the breaks they need to stay safe and healthy.  Federal law exists to provide basic protections to workers, called the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). However, California labor law…

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Worker in Warehouse emphasizing the importance of overtime laws.

California Overtime Law: What You Need to Know

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The state of California has some of the most employee-friendly overtime laws in the United States. California Labor Code §510 provides that employees are entitled to receive overtime pay for any hours worked beyond the standard workweek based on a multiple of their regular hourly rate. All employers must comply with the state’s overtime laws,…

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What to Do If Human Resources Conducts an Investigation

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When workplace issues arise, it is essential to have a fair and thorough investigation process in place. However, it can be concerning when Human Resources (HR) decides to conduct an investigation partially or solely over the phone. It is always important to know that HR exists to protect the company. In this blog post, we…

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Three Important Tenant Laws in California: Know Your Rights and Protections

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Living in California comes with a host of benefits, including beautiful landscapes and vibrant communities. As a tenant in the Golden State, it’s crucial to be aware of your rights and protections under the law. This blog will highlight three essential tenant laws in California that every renter should know to ensure a fair and…

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A General Overview of The Differences Between National Origin and Race Discrimination under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act

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Introduction Promoting equality and protecting individuals from discrimination are fundamental values embedded in California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Among the various forms of discrimination addressed by the legislation, race discrimination and national origin discrimination hold significant importance. In this blog, we will summarize the distinctions between race discrimination/harassment and national origin discrimination/harassment under…

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Navigating California’s Comprehensive Pregnancy Leave Laws: A Guide for Expectant Parents

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Introduction Bringing a new life into the world is a momentous journey filled with joy, anticipation and a whirlwind of preparations. In California, expectant parents can take solace in knowing that the state has established robust pregnancy leave laws to protect and support them during this transformative time. This blog aims to provide a summary…

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Deferred Action for Noncitizens Participating in Labor Agency Investigations

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS) has announced a streamlined and expedited deferred action request process for workers who have endured labor rights violations. Noncitizens who have not been paid all the wages due to them, have been forced to work in unsafe working conditions, or have been the victim of other labor code…

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CALIFORNIA’S PAID SICK LEAVE LAW

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We are going to discuss California’s Paid Sick Leave law and what it means for both employees and employers. California is one of the few states in the United States that has enacted a Paid Sick Leave law. This law requires employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave, which can be used to…

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