California Laws Regarding Unpaid Internships
Unpaid internships offer students a chance to gain valuable employment experience, but employers need to be careful to avoid legal repercussions.
California Age Discrimination Laws
Federal and California laws prohibit employers from using an employee's age as a basis for employment decisions (if the employee is at least 40 years old).
Who is Eligible for Unemployment Benefits in California?
In California, employees who are temporarily out of work through no fault of the own may collect unemployment benefits.
Eligibility for Unemployment After Quitting in California
To qualify for unemployment, you must be out of work through no fault of your own. If you quit your job voluntarily, without good cause, you won't be eligible for unemployment benefits.
Partial Unemployment Benefits In California
You might think that unemployment benefits are available only to those who are completely out of work, but that's not necessarily the case in California.
California Termination and Payout Laws for Employers
If you are laying off or firing workers in California, you have to make sure you don't expose your company to wrongful termination lawsuits.
California Labor Law: Vacation Pay Is Earned Compensation
California law provides that accrued vacation time or PTO belongs to the employee. Employees may either use their vacation time or cash out the value of those hours.
California's Waiting Time Penalties for Final Paychecks
California law gives employers only a short time to give employees their final paychecks after they quit or are fired.
California Overtime Laws vs. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
California wage and hour laws are much more protective of employees than the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).