Complying with ever-changing HR and employment laws can be a challenge. That’s true for employers everywhere because the laws that govern the employer-employee relationship exist at all levels of government, from local ordinances to state codes to federal statutes and regulations.
But it’s especially true in California. Our state is widely considered to have the most far-reaching, peculiar, and complicated employment laws in the nation. Employers must follow not only the California Labor Code, but also the 17 different California Wage Orders, the opinion letters of the California Labor Commissioner, the laws relevant to employment found in the California Constitution, and the directives of 6 different state agencies that oversee various aspects of the employer-employee relationship. These rules then get interpreted literally every day by state and federal Courts across California, resulting in published opinions that create still more law that must be followed.
The result is a confusing web of complicated, overlapping, and often conflicting rules and laws that make it difficult even for honest, well-intentioned employers to know what to do.
That’s where we come in.
At Workplace Legal, we know the local, state, and federal laws and regulations that govern the employer-employee relationship. But, equally importantly, we also understand the “real world” in which these relationships exist. That allows us to offer clients a uniquely integrated, comprehensive, and cost-effective HR and employment solution.