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Legal Resources

California employers are required to comply with federal employment law and California employment law. Employment law is complex, and California requirements differ in important ways from federal law. Consult a specialist to develop proper employment law policies and practices. Here are a few resources to provide initial orientation to agencies and materials you may need for your business.

For an overview of federal employment law, visit:



For an overview of California employment law:




To search for, or set up, a business in California, start with the California Secretary of State:


For a Fictitious Business Name (a “dba”), go to your County Recorder. In San Diego:


Obtain your Business Tax Certificate to transact business in your city or region. In San Diego:


Obtain all required business licenses and permits specific to your business and industry. This varies by industry and may require various licenses and permits from federal, state, county, or city agencies.

To get in touch with us, visit our Contact us page or email us at info@williamrprice.com.

All United States and federal courts have online sites and resources. Here are some of the most popular for the United States and Southern California.





Yes. All federal courts in California use the Ninth Circuit Civil Jury Instructions.

Model Ninth Circuit Civil Jury Instructions:


Yes. Many federal civil rights cases are filed under 42 U.S.C. 1983. For an overview of 42 U.S.C. 1983 civil rights litigation:


Yes. All California Superior Courts use the CACI Civil Jury Instructions. CACI Civil Jury Instructions:


Yes. The Law Offices of William R. Price specializes in California litigation. For an overview of state law causes of action and defenses:


No. The Law Offices of William R. Price specializes in civil litigation, employment law, and business law. We are happy to refer you to a qualified criminal attorney for any criminal matters.

How can we help?

The Law Offices of William R. Price specializes in civil litigation, employment law, and business law. We practice in all state and federal courts in California. We bring the experience, expertise, and results that you deserve. We are committed to your success.

The general information on this site provides guidelines and resources, but should not be considered specific legal advice for your situation. Every client has unique circumstances and needs. We look forward to providing legal services customized for you. Please contact our office for a consultation.