Gig Economy Workers and California Labor Laws

Gig economy workers – people whose income consists of income-earning activities that exist outside an employer-employee relationship – aren’t entitled to the same California labor law protections as many employees are. So what protections do gig economy workers have in California? Here’s what you need to know. Gig Economy Workers and California Labor Laws California labor laws are designed to ... Read More

How Many Hours Can an Employee Work Without a Break in California?

How many hours can an employee work without a break in California? Five. California law requires nonexempt employees to get a 30-minute meal break after working five hours in one day. Employees who work more than ten hours in a day are entitled to take another 30-minute meal break. But while five hours is the longest stretch of time a ... Read More

California Employment Discrimination Law and Its Enforcement

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing, or DFEH, handles California employment discrimination law and its enforcement. Discrimination occurs when someone receives less favorable treatment because they have a specific characteristic – one that’s protected by law – and if it’s happened to you, you could have legal recourse. California Employment Discrimination Law and Its Enforcement California’s Fair Employment and ... Read More

What is Discrimination?

Discrimination is a huge problem in American workplaces, and there’s a good chance that you’ve seen it or experienced it yourself. However, some people aren’t totally clear on the definition of discrimination – or when it’s illegal. So what is discrimination, when is it against the law, and what can you do about it? Here’s what you need to know. ... Read More

Medical Marijuana Retailers and Class Action Lawsuits

Medical marijuana companies – dispensaries, growers and large-scale operations that coordinate the entire supply chain – have recently started getting a lot of attention for failing to stick to California’s wage and hour laws. In fact, they’ve been the subject of a number of class action lawsuits recently. Here’s what you need to know. Related: What is a class action ... Read More

What is a Class Action Lawsuit?

If you’re like most people, you’ve heard of class action lawsuits – maybe you’ve even seen television commercials and ads on your Facebook news feed about signing up to participate in one. But what is this type of lawsuit, and how does it work? How many people have to participate in one, and what happens when you win? This guide ... Read More

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