Leaves of Absence
Qualifying employees are entitled to leaves of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, and a variety of other laws to deal with personal medical conditions and those in their families. The denial of a leave of absence or retaliation for taking a leave of absence can give rise to a claim for wrongful termination.
Hostile Work Environment
Wage and Hour
Although different cities and counties now have different minimum wages, California law requires employees be paid for all hours worked, including overtime when an employee works more than eight (8) hours a day and forty (40) hours per week. Employees are also entitled to meal periods, rest periods, and cannot be required to incurred business expenses on behalf of their employers. In California, there are major issues surrounding the misclassification of employees as independent contractors (which hurts employees) as well as paying employees a salary instead of an hourly rate.