This comprehensive, single-volume resource delves into the statutes and case law governing the employer-employee relationship in California, providing practical guidance on the state, local, and federal rules and regulations. Together with more than thirty contributors, editors Lindsay Hutner and Erin Pulaski have accomplished the difficult task of analyzing and organizing this complex topic into concrete, practical components.
Among other important topics, California Employment Law covers the essentials of the employment relationship, including mutual rights and duties, duration, and termination; discrimination based on such factors as gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, race, religion, and national origin; workplace harassment; leaves of absence; wage and hour rules; trade secrets; employment torts; and whistleblowing. It analyzes key provisions of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), the California Labor Code and Wage Orders, and state leave laws. In addition, it provides extensive coverage of local leave and wage ordinances. Further, the treatise highlights the significant differences between California employment law and federal laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”).
The treatise contains an extensive index, which makes topics easily accessible to attorneys, compliance professionals, and HR specialists.
Summary of Contents
Chapter 1 The Employment Relationship
Chapter 2 Introduction to Discrimination Under California Law
Chapter 3 Gender Discrimination
Chapter 4 Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Chapter 5 Race, Religion & National Origin Discrimination
Chapter 6 Disability Discrimination Under California Law
Chapter 7 Age Discrimination
Chapter 8 Harassment
Chapter 9 Leaves of Absence
Chapter 10 Wage & Hour
Chapter11 Class Actions
Chapter 12 Trade Secrets
Chapter 13 Whistleblowing & Other Retaliation Claims
Chapter14 Employment Torts