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  • BILL INFORMATIONThe full text of bills, resolutions, and constitutional amendments, and their status, history, votes, analyses, and veto messages are available here.
  • BUSINESS & PROFESSIONS CODE Includes Section 16600 which generally prohibits non-competition clauses in employment.
  • CALIFORNIA COURT OPINIONSAccess and search California Supreme Court and California Court of Appeal decisions within the last 100 days.
  • CALIFORNIA JUDICIAL BRANCHHome page of the California courts
  • CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE BUSINESS SERVICE CENTERIncludes a searchable database to obtain information about businesses licensed in California as well as information about name availability.
  • CIVIL CODE Includes statutes regulating disclosure of medical information by employers (Sections 56.20 -56.36); and limitations on collection and use of credit reports (Sections 1785.1 – 1785.20.5); consumer reports (Sections 1786 – 1786.52); and personal data (Sections 1798 – 1798.53).
  • CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE Includes statutes authorizing injunctions in case of threats of violence against an employee (Section 527.8); and laws concerning wage garnishment (Sections 706.011 – 706.154).
  • FAMILY CODE Includes statutes governing wage garnishment for support orders (Sections 3664-3773 and 5200-5290).
  • GOVERNMENT CODE Includes the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (Sections 12900 – 12996).
  • LABOR CODE Principal source of California’s employment laws.
  • PENDING LEGISLATION Search for and track pending or recently enacted legislation.
  • STATE OF CALIFORNIA HOME PAGEIncludes links to federal and state agencies. Features online services for “Filing your Income taxes,” “Paying your income taxes,” “DMV appointments,” and “Professional Licensing.”
  • UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CODE Contains laws concerning unemployment and disability benefits.
  • CAL/OSHA OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYERSCal/OSHA Official Publications for Employers contain fact sheets and guidelines for specific workplace hazards as well as a list of additional publications that employers may order.
  • CAL/OSHA STANDARDSCal/OSHA Standards from Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations – allows searching by regulation or by specific safety order.
  • CAL/OSHA’S OFFICIAL HOME PAGECal/OSHA’s home page, with links to various Cal-OSHA agencies and publications.
  • CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL SPECIALTY CONTRACTORSAssociation of independent specialty contractor and related supplier businesses working together in an organized professional manner on issues that have an economic or value concern for the welfare of our industry.
  • CALIFORNIA LAW REVISION COMMISSIONThe Commission is engaged in a comprehensive revision of the mechanics lien law with the objective of modernizing, simplifying, and clarifying the law, and making it more user friendly, efficient, and effective for all stakeholders.
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATIONSCCA is a leader in labor negotiations with the major trade union locals in Southern California, coordinating with other associations. This practice has resulted in successful, long term relationships with the trades that resolve issues equitably for all parties.
  • CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF LABOR STANDARDS ENFORCEMENTHome page of the agency charged with enforcement of California’s wage and hour laws.
  • CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF LABOR STATISTICS & RESEARCHHome page which contains statistical information for employers concerning prevailing wage rates and occupational injuries and illnesses. Also contains information concerning California’s consumer price index.
  • CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATIONHome page for California’s Workers’ Compensation System, with links to other divisions.
  • CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENTIncludes information on unemployment and disability insurance and job opportunities
  • CALIFORNIA WAGE ORDERSObtain information about California’s wage orders, including copies of orders.
  • DEFINITION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT. The Fair Employment and Housing Commission regulations define sexual harassment as unwanted sexual advances, or visual, verbal or physical conduct.
  • DEPARTMENT OF FAIR EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING (DFEH)Department of Fair Employment and Housing home page, with links to contact information, information on filing a case, enforcement and litigation, small business information, full-text regulations, and related discrimination and labor links.
  • DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONSHome Page of the state agency that oversees Cal/OSHA, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the Workers’ Compensation Division.
  • SEXUAL HARASSMENT OVERVIEW California Department of Fair Employment and Housing lists resources, information and products to help you prevent sexual harassment and protect your business from liability. exposure
  • TITLE 8 REGULATIONSAccess to official regulations of the Department of Industrial Relations – includes regulations concerning Cal-OSHA, Division of Workers’ Compensation, and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
  • WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARDSite contains information about the Board as well as a limited database of precedential decisions and a list of pending matters.
  • BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICSThe Department of Labor’s official Bureau of Labor Statistics home page, with links to data and statistical information from the BLS and other government and international agencies, publications information, unemployment figures, CPI, general and regional contact information, , and extensive statistical links.
  • CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS Federal searchable database containing all federal regulations.
  • DEPARTMENT OF LABORThe Department of Labor home page, with the full-text of laws and regulations, press releases, data and statistics, DOL agency links, speeches, contact information, and labor links.
  • EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSIONHome page of the EEOC, with links to contact information, information on filing a case, enforcement and litigation, small business information, full-text regulations, and related discrimination and labor links.
  • NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARDThe official National Labor Relations Board site, with links to press releases, public notices, full-text of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. §§ 51-169) and rules and regulations, forms, full-text decisions in .pdf format, contact information, and publications information.
  • OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA)The official site of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, with news, full-text regulations, hot topics, text of enforcement inspections, manuals, data and statistics, speeches, and more.
  • TITLE 29 – UNITED STATES LABOR CODEFull text of Title 29, the Federal Labor Code.
  • UNITED STATES CODESOfficial site with searchable database of all United States Codes.
  • OLIVE CREST ACADEMYOlive Crest Academy was established in 1993 to provide an educational program for children, primarily in Orange and Los Angeles counties, whose psychological and emotional needs make success at regular public schools difficult. Olive Crest Academy readies students for lifelong success by offering a rich educational experience in an engaged, family-based learning environment. Drawing on Olive Crest long history serving children and families, our goal is to help young people become successful learners-and productive members of the community-despite the roadblocks they have encountered. Through our individualized approach, students who may be at risk of falling behind academically are empowered to thrive.
  • LAW OFFICE OF DAVID M. GRIFFITH, APCThe Law Office of David M. Griffith, APC was established in 1994 as a professional law corporation serving the needs of both public and private business and real estate firms and their principals.
  • ORANGE COUNTY KOREAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATIONOC KABA was established in November 2005 to promote networking among minority attorneys, provide more effective legal counsel to the local Orange County community, serve the Korean American community’s legal needs with pro bono services, to promote the appointment of Korean American judges, and assist law students in making the transition into full-time law practice.
  • SCOREThe SCORE Association (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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