Misclassification Articles

Helpful Legal Guides Explaining Misclassification-Related Topics

1099 Workers vs. W-2 Employees in California: A Legal Guide

W-2 employees have significant legal rights that 1099 workers do not. The key question for California workers is how much control their boss exercises. This article takes a closer look at the differences between W-2 employees and 1099 independent contractors.

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Independent Contractors vs. Employees: A Guide to California Law

Independent contractors are workers who are in business for themselves. They’re generally free to work on multiple projects at the same time, and take jobs on a freelance basis.

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The Administrative Exemption to California’s Labor Laws

Many administrative employees are considered exempt under California law and special rules apply to their workplace rights. This article takes a close look at the scope of the administrative employee exemption, and the limits on their rights.

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The Outside Salesperson Exemption to California’s Labor Laws

The outside salesperson exemption applies to adults who salespeople who spend more than half their working time away from the employer’s place of business. This article examines the scope of that exemption, and the rules employers must follow when applying it.

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The Computer Professional Exemption to California’s Wage Laws

Computer professionals are exempt from certain rights under California's labor laws. This can have a significant impact on their legal rights. Here, we take a closer look at the computer professional exemption.

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The Professional Exemption to California’s Wage & Hour Laws

Certain professional employees are exempt from certain rights under California's labor laws. Here, we take a closer look at the professional exemption.

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The Executive Employee Exemption under California Law

Many executive employees are considered exempt under California law and lack certain workplace rights. This article takes a closer look at the legal tests used to determine whether an employee is an exempt executive.

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Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees: Guide to California Law

California labor laws require most employers to follow certain rules⁠—⁠like paying overtime, tracking hours, or providing rest breaks. Some types of jobs, however, are exempt from these requirements.

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Exceptions to California’s Wage, Hour, Break, and Overtime Laws

California labor laws require most employers to follow certain rules, like paying overtime, tracking hours, or providing rest breaks. The law, however, provides for several important exceptions to these requirements.

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Overtime Exemptions Under California Law

Many, but not all, employees in California have a right to be paid overtime wages. This article takes a look at exceptions to overtime laws.

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