California employment laws are some of the most employee-focused and friendly in the country. Because of this element of state employment law, employers may choose to designate workers as something other than an employee as a means to avoid the protections afforded to regular employees.
As you know, happy employees are the ones you can usually count on to stick around and to do a good job. It is largely the actions of employers and managers who create a welcoming work environment and improve employee satisfaction, cooperation and morale.
California wage-and-hour laws are comprehensive, yet companies continue to violate these laws every day. Some employees may be surprised to find that they are being cheated out of the money they worked so hard for.