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Most Frequently Viewed Resources
Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.
In most circumstances, employers can terminate employees “at will,” meaning at any time for any reason. And they are not even required by law to give the reason for a discharge. Read more from the links below.
Alphabetical Listing of Resources
The categories and situations when overtime doesn't apply.
A detailed explanation of what the law covers.
Eligibility, Benefits, and Deadlines
About minimum wage, which has changed several times in the last few years.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
Your rights to vacation time and sick days.