Behind child actors such as Iain Armitage, and child influencers such as Ryan’s World and Niana Guerrero, there are the contracts that made their success possible. California labor laws and the California Family Code require that contracts with minors include provisions to ensure that children are not exploited because of their youth. While not every
The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) is the state’s version of the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It allows eligible employees to take up to twelve workweeks of unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons without jeopardizing their job security. While the two laws are similar, generally, CFRA covers a wider group of
Most employees expect to get a meal break, but employers may not necessarily be required to give one. It is important to understand the rules, as federal and California laws vary on whether an employee has a right to a lunch break, and if so, when and how they must be provided. Does California Require
People generally recognize that under our federal system, individual states may have differing laws in a particular area, such as criminal law. Sometimes differences in various states’ laws make national headlines. However, individuals and companies generally expect that the application of a federal statute will be the same whether a lawsuit is filed in a
Giving notice that you are quitting your job can be stressful. Regardless of your feelings about leaving, you do not want to burn bridges with your employer or co-workers. It is a good idea to educate yourself about the best way to resign and determine how and when you should give notice. Does California
If someone attempts to profit from your name or image without your consent, this can pose a serious issue. You may think that you aren’t “famous” enough for this to happen. However, this issue arises even with those who are not well-known, which is why about half of the states in the US, including Florida,
If you own a business in California and you have decided to wind down your operations, you will have to go through the formal process of dissolving the company. Laws vary from state to state, for example, the process in New York differs in some ways from the process in Florida. California state law requires
Looking to hire an independent contractor in California for your business? This now be more difficult to do, thanks to the state’s recent reclassification law, Assembly Bill 5 (AB5). Here’s what you need to know about the new law and how it impacts employers and independent contractors. What is Assembly Bill 5? AB5 is a
Many states protect “whistleblowers” who report illegal conduct by employers, in an effort to encourage employees to speak up. California, like New York and Florida, shields whistleblowers from retaliation under several state laws. These statutes also allow employees to sue an employer and recover significant damages as a reward for providing information on unlawful activities. Employers
Sometimes when parties have a dispute, one of them may seek to record the other person to obtain evidence relevant to the disagreement. However, federal and state laws vary as to the legality of recording a person without their consent. For instance, states like Florida are much more restrictive than New York and New Jersey.
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