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Here’s Looking at You, Kid.  What To Know Before Employing Minors in California

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

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What Is the California Family Rights Act?

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

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Do Employees Have a Right to a Lunch Break in California?

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

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Do I Have to Give Two Weeks’ Notice in California?

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

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Do You Have a Right of Publicity in 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,

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Dissolving a Business Entity in California

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

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Employee Protections in California: Whistleblowers and Retaliation

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

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When Can You Legally Record a Conversation in California?

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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