The relationship between an employer and an employee is supposed to benefit both parties. The rules that govern the employer-employee relationship in California, however, can be complicated and confusing. The penalties for getting it wrong can be very severe for everyone involved. If there is ever a time to get professional help, a situation dealing with an employer-employee relationship is definitely one of them. Despite how it may sometimes seem, the law is designed to be fair and helpful to both employers and employees. With professional help, that is more likely to be the case, regardless of which side of the proverbial coin you find yourself on.