When most people think of job theft or unfair working conditions, they only think of unfair pay. Most employees don’t realize that theft can also be non-recognition of days off, overtime, breaks, etc. .

In order to identify if you are suffering any injustice at work, you need to know what benefits you deserve from your employer. Here are some key licenses and permits that your employer must provide. Under California law, employees can take some time off under situations including family leave, medical leave, sick leave, domestic violence leave, and emergency responders leave.

  1. Family and Medical Leave: Employers with five or more employees must provide employees up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave in a period of 12 months for cases of serious health conditions of the employee themselves or a covered family member. It also includes time for the birth, adoption procedures or foster care of a child, etc.
  2. Paid Family Leave: California provides benefits under a Family Temporary Disability Insurance program. Eligible employees receive partial wage replacement when they take time to take care of an ill family member, to bond with a child, etc.
  3. Paid Sick Leave: Eligible employees can take paid sick leave for reasons that include diagnosis, care, therapy, or treatment of the employee’s or a covered family member’s existing health condition. Also for preventive care for the employee or a covered family member, as well as for an employee victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking to obtain legal, medical or social services.

Employees can use up to 24 hours (or three days) of paid sick leave per year.

These are the 3 most common reasons for taking time off from work in the state of California. If you want to know more, we invite you to contact us. Call us today to discuss the details and discuss your particular situation.