Starting a class-action lawsuit can be an efficient way to relieve multiple victims of the same bad actor. There is often safety when a group acts as a unified front, and a class-action suit can be a less stressful way for multiple employees to stand up to an unscrupulous employer.  While this kind of lawsuit... Read...

Unfortunately, mass layoffs happen. Although California’s labor laws cannot save a financially distressed company, the state has put into place important regulations to help protect some vulnerable employees.  The California WARN Act — the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act — requires many mid-sized and large companies that are planning mass layoffs to give sufficient... Read...

In a competitive labor market, against the backdrop of The Great Resignation, many employees are reevaluating their working conditions. For some people, this means seeking a job with better benefits or finding an employer that allows remote work. Other employees may discover that their employers are violating labor laws. Federal and state laws protect employees... Read...

It’s not always easy to tell the difference between California independent contractors and employees. However, it is crucial that companies understand the difference between employees vs. independent contractors because each category enjoys distinct legal rights and responsibilities. Also, the employee vs. contractor analysis is essential to understand for tax and labor law purposes. Read on... Read...