In decades past “wrongful termination” litigation presented irresistible opportunities for disgruntled former employees and opportunistic plaintiff’s counsel.  Although some wrongful termination theories remain viable, overall California courts have progressively limited the grounds for and the relief available in such litigation.  What now are angry employees and their sharp attorneys to do?

One answer seems to be wage and hour litigation -- lawsuits brought for alleged violation of California’s many laws, regulations and work orders governing the details of time spent and conditions on the job.  Such cases range from class actions against huge retailers employing thousands of workers, to relatively routine actions against “main street” employers of just a few persons.  Like almost every private employer in California, insurance producers are subject to these strict wage and hour laws.

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