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Employees vs. Independent Contractors in California

The distinction between an employee and an independent contractor can be a gray area for many in California. Simply put, an employee works under the direct control of an employer, while an independent contractor operates under their own authority, carrying out tasks as they see fit.

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Are Non-Disclosure Agreements Enforceable in California?

NDAs are legal contracts that create a confidential relationship between parties to protect any type of confidential and proprietary information or trade secrets. These agreements are commonly used in business relationships where sensitive information is shared.

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Can an Employer Fire Me When I'm on Leave?

Imagine you've been working diligently for years, dedicating countless hours to your job, and suddenly you find yourself needing to take leave. Maybe it's a family emergency, a medical issue, or a much needed personal break.

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Understanding At-Will Employment in California

At The Guha Law Firm, serving Orange County, California, we understand this and are here to help clarify what at-will employment means in the state of California, and more importantly, how it impacts you as an employee.

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Who Is Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Have you ever worked extra hours and wondered if you are entitled to overtime pay? Are you consistently racking up hours past your usual work schedule and feeling the strain? If so, you are not alone. Many employees in California and the rest of the United States are unsure about their rights when it comes to receiving compensation for working overtime.

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California Off-the-Clock Work Laws

As an employee in California, it is important to know your rights and protections when it comes to working in the state of California. Unfortunately, many employers may try to take advantage of their employees.

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What to Do if You’ve Been Sexually Harassed at Work

While any form of harassment in the workplace can be detrimental, sexual harassment is especially alarming. If you find yourself in this situation, it is imperative that you seek experienced legal counsel as soon as possible. Since 2013, Guha Law has worked with clients throughout California. Our attorney Ranojoy “Raj” Guha is compassionate yet aggressive, and we will do everything we can to hold the person and organization accountable. Remember that their actions can and should have consequences.

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Disabled Workers Are Protected by Law

Disability discrimination is a serious issue. Because of its severity, you need to understand that you don't have to go through the struggle alone. California employees with disabilities have powerful rights under California law and federal law that are too often ignored by their employers. Whether it's discipline, unfair pay/hours, or an unfair firing, that treatment is unacceptable by the law.

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What Is Pregnancy Discrimination?

Pregnancy is often an exciting time for many California women. However, when pregnancy discrimination happens in the workplace, it can be devastating.

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Protect Your FMLA Rights from Employer Retaliation

California workers appreciate the benefits of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The act is a federal law that provides unpaid time off for workers or their qualifying family member with medical conditions.

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