California Employment Law
Connect one-on-one with a california employment lawyer who will answer your question
Expert avatar
LawTalk, Attorney
1,285 satisfied customers
I have 30 years of experience in the practice of law, including employment law and discrimination law.
Pearl avatarPearl Wilson, Assistant
California Employment Lawyer is Online Now

Have California employment law questions?

Verified california employment lawyers are online around the clock and ready to answer your question online or by phone. 

Meet the Experts:

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

1,285 satisfied customers

I have 30 years of experience in the practice of law, including employment law and discrimination law.

Brandon, Esq.

Brandon, Esq.

Lawyer

348 satisfied customers

Has received a certificate of recognition from the California State Senate for his outstanding legal service.

melissamesq

melissamesq

Attorney

338 satisfied customers

Represent clients to maximum recovery in employment cases.

Ben S.

Ben S.

Attorney

153 satisfied customers

Employment Law Attorney (California)

Law Educator, Esq.

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney

152 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

legalg

legalg

Other

106 satisfied customers

General Practitioner. Research Attorney

Eric Yepez

Eric Yepez

37 satisfied customers

General Counsel at UniversalMed Supply

< Previous | Next >

More protections mean more questions about California employment law


Employment laws vary from state to state, but few states have laws as protective of workers as California, with policies that protect employee work breaks, privacy and safety, and prevent discrimination and harassment.


But having a protective set of laws doesn’t mean there aren’t going to be problems. Whether you're an employee or an employer, there may come a time where the nuances of employment law in California will really matter to you.


If you have a question about employment law in California, the legal Experts on JustAnswer can get you the information that you need to move forward. This can save you the time and expense of scheduling a meeting with a lawyer.


You can even ask follow-up questions, and approve payment only when you're completely satisfied.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
Related California Employment Law questions
I joined a startup last March 23rd in San Francisco Bay
I joined a startup last March 23rd in San Francisco Bay Area. I am from LA and I've turned it down multiple times, and eventually got lured in because of the promise of stock options and a 30k relocat… read more
Attorney MG
Attorney MG
J.D.
593 satisfied customers
A Software Engineer and have done Masters in Computer
I am R*** *****, a Software Engineer and have done Masters in Computer Science from University of North Carolina at Charlotte in ****and was working on ****** that was sponsored by my employer to work… read more
N Cal Atty
N Cal Atty
JD
8,041 satisfied customers
Am I allowed to talk to a member on the shop floor during
Am I allowed to talk to a member on the shop floor during work concerning an issue they have with management … read more
Morgan-ESQ
Morgan-ESQ
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
776 satisfied customers
Am currently on short term disability due to stress that was
Hi am currently on short term disability due to stress that was brought on by work and a family crisis. They are now asking me if the injury was work related. I thin they are trying to see if I qualif… read more
Morgan-ESQ
Morgan-ESQ
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
776 satisfied customers
Review these two documents and provide feedback regarding
Please review these two documents and provide feedback regarding meeting CA labor law requirements to avoid retaliation. Thank you… read more
SeanEsq
SeanEsq
Managing Attorney
JD
7,754 satisfied customers
My husband owns a pizza delivery business and we have two
My husband owns a pizza delivery business and we have two types of employees, insiders and delivery drivers. Everyone earns minimum wage and the drivers get tips of course from customers. We have a pr… read more
Morgan-ESQ
Morgan-ESQ
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
776 satisfied customers
I have been doing confidential work (helping with bargaining
I have been doing confidential work (helping with bargaining unit negotions) in a Human Resources office in a school district for over four years. My supervisor has requested that I be made a confiden… read more
Morgan-ESQ
Morgan-ESQ
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
776 satisfied customers
I really need some expert in California employment law
I really need some expert in California employment law because I asked this question twice here already, and was told twice that my case is an easy one, and could be dismissed relatively easily. But I… read more
melissamesq
melissamesq
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
338 satisfied customers
California Employment Law question. An employee on
California Employment Law question. An employee on disability maternity leave. Her anniversary last week, she earned 3 days sick PTO now. She wishes to save those for later use instead of cashing out … read more
Jean C
Jean C
J.D.
3,676 satisfied customers
I am requesting a 9 week extension of my 12 week medical
I am requesting a 9 week extension of my 12 week medical leave afforded by the FMLA/CFRA under the ADA/FEHA as a reasonable accommodation since I was recently diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy. I … read more
Morgan-ESQ
Morgan-ESQ
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
776 satisfied customers
1) Please affirm, or not, if a motion under Section 1404(a)
1) Please affirm, or not, if a motion under Section 1404(a) is considered a responsive pleading under either Rule 7 or Rule 12. Rule 12(b)(3) only lists a motion filed for "improper venue" as being 1 … read more
Ben S.
Ben S.
Attorney
Juris Doctor, cum laude (in top 5% of class)
153 satisfied customers
California Employment law issue. My family has a corporation
California Employment law issue. My family has a corporation that employs 2 people to care for my mentally disabled adult sister, 24/7. The State cuts the corporation a check and then we pay the emplo… read more
Ben S.
Ben S.
Attorney
Juris Doctor, cum laude (in top 5% of class)
153 satisfied customers
Did not receive hearing aids. Was told delivered in11 days
was told delivered in11 days but were not receiced … read more
Adam Yarussi
Adam Yarussi
Juris Doctor
4,166 satisfied customers
I have a guarantee payment that is part of my incentive
I have a guarantee payment that is part of my incentive compensation plan. The company informed me that "Sales incentive payments are paid out the month following the end of the quarter. If you are du… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
58,617 satisfied customers
California Employment Law. Generally, please point me to a
California Employment Law. Generally, please point me to a web resource summary of Pay Equity law. Specifically, employee A has 5 years tenure and has higher pay, employee has 9 months. Same job class… read more
Patrick, Esq.
Patrick, Esq.
Doctoral Degree
11,846 satisfied customers
Salaried employee worked 1.5 hours and claimed 6.5 PTO. I
Salaried employee worked 1.5 hours and claimed 6.5 PTO. I have 2 jailhouse law conflicting "rules of thumb:" • salaried employees who work any hours must be paid for an entire day • salaried employees… read more
Patrick, Esq.
Patrick, Esq.
Doctoral Degree
11,846 satisfied customers
Employee scheduled for 19 hours weekly for last few months.
Employee scheduled for 19 hours weekly for last few months. We now need additional hours (resignation of others) and employee will work 40 hours to help fill the gap. At what point do we trigger manda… read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney
152 satisfied customers
I need immediate review of the “Proprietary and Invention
Hi I need immediate review of the “Proprietary and Invention Agreement” I received with my employment offer. I need someone who understands California employment law. … read more
melissamesq
melissamesq
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
338 satisfied customers

Ask the legal Experts anything about California employment law


On JustAnswer, employment law questions answered by the legal Experts include:


  • Can a court-ordered handwritten mediation settlement agreement be rescinded?
  • Can a California employer retroactively change a performance standard?
  • If my wife’s company is merging with another company, and reducing hours and accrued vacation time, are they required by CA employment law to let her use the hours before she loses them?
  • I am purchasing a company in California, and I want to know what expenses need to be reimbursed to employees in the course of work?
  • If a per-diem nurse wants to work stretches of full time hours and does NOT want to change to full-time status or have benefits, does CA employment law require anything on the behalf of the employer?

There are certain kinds of information that will help the legal Expert give you the most accurate answers. You should be ready to answer questions such as:


  • What is the nature of the dispute?
  • Has anything been filed or reported?
  • Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?
  • Are any legal documents related to the dispute at the ready?

With this kind of information ready, you'll be able to have the most valuable and constructive session with the Expert.