California Labor Code 246 was amended in July of 2015 to provide paid sick leave to most workers in the state. Small mom-and-pop operations and international corporations alike must all comply with the rules provided in the code, ensuring that no business can avoid sick leave requirements by being too small. Once an employee works for an employer for at least 30 days, they are given sick pay and sick leave rights.
The only workers exempt from Labor Code 246 are:
If you have attempted to use paid sick leave and were denied by your employer, you may need the help of Pimentel Law to set things right. A Pasadena employment law attorney, Mr. Pimentel can assist you. Contact Pimentel Law now to begin your case with confidence.
Employers in California must comply with California Labor Code 246 in terms of granting paid sick leave, but the legislation is somewhat lenient in how they may do so. Depending on your line of work and your employment contracts, how you actually accrue paid sick leave could be unique to you. As long as you are given it through reasonable means, there has been no violation of employment law.
There are two primary forms of accruing paid sick leave, which are:
Employers may overstep their legal boundaries and violate employment laws by challenging your right to actually take a paid sick day, rather than not giving you rightful paid sick leave. Under California Labor Code 246, you may take paid sick leave for virtually any illness or injury that you suffer, as well as any that befall your family members. You can also use a sick day for preventative medical measures, such as receiving a diagnosis or examination before any illness occurs. While you are required to notify an employer when you are taking paid sick leave, this does not have to be immediate, only as soon as is practical.
Pasadena Employment Law Attorney Gabriel Pimentel has made a career out of helping people in need, whether they have been physically injured in an accident or had their rights violated by their employer. If you want someone who is passionate about doing the right thing and supporting California workers, you will want to work with him. Contact the firm or request an initial consultation using an online form today.
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