Complying with California’s unique and 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 (like San Francisco’s commuter benefit law) to state codes (like California’s Labor Code) to federal statutes and regulations (like the Family and Medical Leave Act, or “FMLA”).
California’s Unique Employment Laws
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. The language in these laws and Wage Orders then gets interpreted by state and federal Courts across California, resulting in daily published Court opinions that create still more law that employers must follow.
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.
We Can Help.
At Workplace Legal, we know the local, state, and federal laws and regulations that govern the employer-employee relationship. We’ve been focused exclusively on employment law for decades, and we have some of the best, most experienced, and most respected employment lawyers in California.
But, equally importantly, at Workplace Legal we also understand the “real world” in which the employer-employee relationships exist. Our lawyers have run businesses, managed employees, and confronted tough business decisions, too. We get what you’re going through. And that allows us to partner with you to get you to the best, smartest solution possible.
At Workplace Legal, we offer clients a uniquely integrated, comprehensive, and cost-effective HR and employment solution focused on:
- Advice and Counseling
- Employment Litigation
- Wage and Hour
- HR Strategy and Infrastructure
- Private Attorneys’ General Act (PAGA)
- Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
- Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
- Executive Severance Negotiation
- Workplace Investigations
- Alternate Dispute Resolution
- Executive and Professional Recruiting