California Employment Lawyers
Employment law are those laws passed in California that apply to employers, employees and independent contractors. These laws apply to every aspect of workplace endeavors, such as hiring practices, wage disputes, and firing of employees. California's employment laws set forth specific mandates that need to be understood by both employers and employees.
At-Will and Contract Employment
Most job relationships in California are on the basis of "at will" employment, but in other cases there may be an employment contract with a set term. "At will" employment implies that either the employee or the employer may end the relationship at any point, so long as the reason for the termination is not illegal. In instances involving an employment contract, California employment law will be used to determine the validity of the clauses contained in the agreement.
The Law of Discrimination in California
According to California law, employees may not discriminate against their employees regarding any phase of the employment, including hiring policies, workplace procedures, and termination. Specific categories, or classes, are created by California law. Employers are prohibited from discriminating against persons based on their membership in classes such as age, race, disability, national origin, or religion. The determination of what type of behavior is discrimination is generally a matter of some dispute, and many California attorneys specialize in workplace discrimination.
Interesting Facts About California
California is located on the Pacific Coast of the United States. With a population of over 37 million people, it is by far the most populous state in the U.S. California's state capitol is located in the city of Sacramento. The California State Capitol building located there serves as home to the state legislature and the Office of the Governor.
The history of California is driven by a series of "booms" centered in major cities, such as the San Francisco gold rush, the Central Valley agricultural booms, the filming industry boom in Hollywood, and the technology boom in Silicon Valley. These industries, as well as California's location on the coast, have led to an influx of people from all over the U.S. and around the world.
California is known for its ornate historical courthouses like the Alameda and Fresno courthouses. Over time most California courthouses have been renovated or rebuilt in a more modern fashion. Currently, California courthouses feature new technologies in the courtrooms. Some of the more active California Superior Courts include the courthouses in Alameda, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Fresno.
California's legislature is always very "busy", and the state is known for its complex set of laws. Lawyers in California are required to pass one of the most rigorous bar exams in the country. This ensures that California lawyers understand the vast network of laws and regulations that are unique to the state. California lawyers offer legal services in a broad range of fields and topics.