READ THIS BEFORE YOU GO ANY FURTHER
And for all employees, 3 things you might not have thought of for your business are these: 1) It only takes one negative interaction to turn a good employee into an OPPORTUNISTIC EMPLOYEE. And once they turn to the "dark side" they can covertly position themselves to walk away with a ton of money from your business. 2) If you're business is already not compliant, even if you've never had a problem with an employee, your business is like a ticking time bomb just waiting for an employee to trip the wire. 3) There are predatory attorneys in California who hunt for employees who have strong cases against non-compliant businesses even when no problems exist.
THE HEADACHES THAT COME FROM FIGURING THINGS OUT BY TRIAL AND ERROR COST TIME & MONEY
I have never met one business owner who ever enjoyed diverting their precious and EXTREMELY LIMITED TIME from making money to figuring out how to get their business compliant in California. Especially when they end up spending tons of time and money trying to figure things out only to end up in the same place they started where they have to find someone to help them. The same sentiment is always expressed to me. They can't get the time back and they feel like all the money they could have been making instead was washed down the drain.
THE WEIGHT OF SACRAMENTO'S REQUIRED COMPLIANCE LAWS ARE SO HEAVY THEY CAN BREAK THE BACK OF ANY BUSINESS OWNER TRYING TO CARRY IT ALONE
If you were think about putting everything that you're going to need to get compliant in California in a backpack, everything that will get you from the start of your journey through the compliance labyrinth, safely to the exit, it would be SO HEAVY like carrying 100lbs for miles.