Without knowing too much about what you do, I can say with some confidence that you're probably an employee. That's because California assumes that when you do work for someone else, you're an employee until proven otherwise.
There are a lot of rights that come with being a California employee. As an employee, you have a right to be paid on time. You have a right to a paystub that tells you how many hours you worked, how much has been deducted for your taxes, and what the actual name of your employer is (they use fictitious names sometimes, and you may not even know what the company's real name is).
Thanks for visiting my blog. I'll be writing about workplace legal issues most of the time, and some of the time I'll be writing about whatever happens to interest me.
I'm an employment lawyer in California, and I represent employees who have had something illegal happen to them in the workplace. Note that I didn't say, "something wrong," or "something bad," or "something really really bad." Unfortunately, most of the time I can't help the people who call me. That's because, in order for me to be able to do anything to help someone, the employer actually has to have done something *illegal.*
That means: before an attorney can help, the employer actua...