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

What Workers Need to Know About the Law of Age Discrimination in California This article will cover the laws of age discrimination in California (jump to section), how to prove age discrimination, examples of age discrimination (jump to section), and how to file an age discrimination lawsuit in the state of California (jump to section)…. Read More

Proper classification as an employee or independent contractor in California affects your rights, protections, and wages in California. Misclassification happens more often than you think. The recent passing of AB5, also known as the “gig worker bill,” changed the classification of independent contractors in California. Additionally, in November 2020, Proposition 22, or the “App-Based Drivers… Read More

California law does not require employers to drug test their employees unless doing so is necessary to comply with federal law. Many employers, however, still conduct drug testing and require it as a condition of employment. As a result, knowing your rights can help you avoid unnecessary and illegal drug tests by your employer. Drug… Read More

Pregnant employees face some unique challenges in the workplace. Sadly, pregnancy discrimination — despite being strictly prohibited by both federal and state labor regulations — remains a serious problem. According to data provided by the National Partnership for Women and Families, approximately 7,000 pregnancy discrimination claims are filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)… Read More