The legalization of marijuana in California prompted the formation of a wide variety of cannabis businesses throughout the state. Most recently, companies touted as “uber for weed” worked to gain popularity in the market by offering convenient delivery services to customers. Individuals hired as cannabis delivery drivers deliver pot for businesses throughout the state.  Marijuana… Read More

Does your employer classify you as an independent contractor? It may be surprising to learn that the misclassification of employees in California occurs more often than you might think. The distinction between employee and independent contractor matters because employees possess many protections and benefits that independent contractors do not. If you believe your employer misclassified… Read More

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) is the primary law that protects California employees from discrimination, retaliation, and harassment in the workplace. If you have experienced any of these issues while employed in California, you may be eligible for relief.  California FEHA Regulations The FEHA anti-discrimination provisions are applicable to any employer with… Read More

On January 1, 2020, AB 51 was signed into law. It prohibits employers from forcing employees to enter into mandatory arbitration agreements in California. Many employers throughout California require employees to enter into arbitration agreements as a condition of employment. AB 51 affects any California employee’s new, modified, or extended employment contract.  What Is AB… Read More

Does California Guarantee “Paternity Leave” to Dads? [Updated 2021] The structure of American society has changed dramatically over the last several decades. A greater percentage of fathers are now taking off time from work to care for and bond with their newborn children. According to the United States Department of Labor, 90 percent of fathers… Read More

What is a California Exempt Employee? Exempt employees are those that are exempt from California and federal laws governing minimum wage, overtime, and lunch/break time.  Under California law, three requirements determine whether an employee is exempt or non-exempt: Minimum salary, White-collar duties, and Independent judgment. If you suspect that you are non-exempt and are being… Read More

Wondering whether you may have a valid wrongful termination clam in California? You’re in the Right Place. Every day employees get fired by their employers. Sometimes it is for poor work ethic, lack of skill, or some other reason. In California, firing an employee is legal for the most part. As an “at-will” state, both… Read More

California, like other states, sets a minimum wage that employers must pay their employees. Failure to pay the required wages is a serious offense, and workers might be entitled to back pay. This raises an important question: What is the minimum wage in the state of California? The most simple answer is that for the… Read More