If you are an employee in California, you are employed in an at-will state. This means that you can be terminated or demoted by an employer at any time, for any reason and without warning. As a California-based worker, you can also quit your job without reason or warning.
It is never pleasant when someone makes a statement about you that is not true. It can harm your reputation, cause others to treat you differently and it can affect your self-esteem. Sometimes false statements can be minor, but other false statements about you could have a significant impact on your life. This is particularly true when your employer is making them, which could rise to the level of defamation.
It has been a very good year for California teachers, as these workers just notched their second victory of 2016 in a landmark employment law case.
The answer to this question is actually fairly straightforward: Restrictive covenants have been illegal in the Golden State for nearly a century and a half, and they will probably remain illegal for at least the next century and a half.
More than one hundred current and former employees at a popular Bay Area eatery claim they were denied wages and benefits, and they have filed suit against the restaurant.
When you decide to quit your job because you've found another, or you want to leave a job due to an unfavorable working environment, employment and labor laws in California can protect you from negative employer actions. In fact, your employer is required under law to give you your final paycheck within a certain time period. If they do not, then they could face some unwelcome penalties.
California voters will soon vote on Proposition 56, a ballot initiative that would raise the cigarette tax throughout the state from 87 cents per pack to $2.87 per pack, according to SFGate.com. Money from the increased tax on tobacco would go to help fund MediCal, along with education efforts and cessation programs to help prevent smoking in California. While voters debate this highly visible measure, many have failed to notice the more subtle, but still important changes to workplace smoking laws that passed this May.