Month: June 2020

Understanding California’s employment-at-will doctrine

If you feel as if your employer terminated you unfairly, your natural reaction may be to consider filing a complaint. Whether your employer was acting outside of the law in firing you depends on several factors, among them whether the state’s employment-at-will doctrine applies to you.  What does employment at will mean, though, and how …

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What is the difference between an independent contractor and an employee?

Workers can be employees or they can be categorized as independent contractors. The distinction is very important, as the California Labor Code treats them differently. Assembly Bill 5, which became law in 2019, provides employers a methodology for determining whether a new hire is an actual employee or employed as an independent contractor. While most …

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