California Employment Law FAQ

Employment law can be very confusing, and you may not always know what's legal. At Lim Law Group, P.C., our lawyer is here to ensure that every employee in Los Angeles has their rights protected and their voices heard.

Where do I go to file a discrimination claim?

You can file a discrimination complaint with a local office of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. You can also print off the form online and mail it to:

Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
Discrimination Complaint Investigation Unit
2031 Howe Ave., Ste. 100
Sacramento, California 95825

Or

Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
Retaliation Complaint Investigation Unit
605 W. Santa Ana Blvd. Bldg. 28, Room 625
Santa Ana, California 92701

My employer is open on every holiday and I have to work, is that legal?

Yes. There is no law that mandates businesses closing for the holidays.

Do I have to give my employer a two-week notice? If I do can they fire me for it?

California law does not require California employees to give a two weeks' notice, unless a notice period is specified in their employment contract. Yes, California is an at-will state and employees can be fired whenever as long as the reasons are legal.

Is my employer required to give me rest breaks?

Yes. Your employer is required to give you a 10-minute rest break for every four hours worked. This break should be in the middle of the four hours.

Can an employer fire me for my social media posts?

California is an at-will state, which means your employer can fire you for a legal reason at any time. If you post something that is degrading to the company online, it could be grounds for firing. However, if you post something that relates to your religion, race or gender and you are fired, that could be wrongful termination.

How long do I have to file a wrongful termination suit in California?

For discrimination claims you have one year, and for breach of contract and violation of public policy you have two to four years.

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These employment law FAQ only provides a few answers to some of the most pressing employment law issues in California. If you have any additional questions, or would like to discuss an employment law issue with our attorney, give us a call today at 213-320-0941 or send us an email.