It seems like it should be easy to get time off for religious holidays. But some employees are hitting a wall when it comes to their requests – paid or not.
Employees and independent contractors have separate provisions and exemptions under California employment law, so it is important for both employers and workers to understand the differences between the two classifications. No one wants to be denied their rights or have to face legal action, because they chose or received the wrong employment status.
You may have been hearing about a new employment law in California called the Fair Pay Act, which is awaiting Governor Brown’s signature but expected to go into effect shortly.
Whether you are already expecting a baby or you are in the process of starting a family, it’s important to understand how much maternity leave you are entitled to as an employee in the state of California. The good news is, California’s employment laws offer more leave to pregnant women than most other states in the U.S. Mothers who want or need to spend more time caring for and bonding with a newborn have that option.