If you have serious questions about a difficult workplace-related legal matter, it’s understandable. The law surrounding employment matters in the State of California is very complicated, and most employers don’t go out of their way to inform workers about their rights and their legal options if a problem arises. If this sounds familiar, pick up the phone and call an aggressive Monterey County employment law attorney as soon as possible.
At The Law Office of John Klopfenstein, we handle a wide variety of legal matters on behalf of California workers, including cases involving:
- Whistle-blower protection
- Wrongful termination
- Workers’ compensation claims
- Sexual harassment
We know that the deck is often stacked in favor of employers when it comes to these kinds of legal issues, and we make it our business to see that workers seeking to resolve such challenges are fairly represented in court or during negotiations. By allowing an experienced Salinas employment law lawyer to handle your issue, you can be sure you’re doing everything possible to protect your rights and your interests. We can help you from becoming a victim of discrimination, harassment, or other acts of bad faith that can derail a promising career and ruin your reputation.
What Are My Rights as a Part-Time Employee in California?
Part-time employees are entitled to accrue paid sick leave as long as they work in the state for the same employer for 30 or more days within a year from the start of employment. In California, paid sick leave generally accrues at a rate of one hour per 30 hours worked. Whether full-time or part-time, employees are entitled to use up to 24 hours or three days (whichever is more) of paid sick leave per year. For example, a part-time employee is typically scheduled to work five hours per day, five days per week. She has accrued 24 hours of paid sick leave and takes three scheduled days off. In this case, the employee has used 15 hours (three five-hour workdays) and she can still use an additional nine hours that year. In certain counties, their own paid sick leave laws are more generous or less. If the county and state laws conflict, the one that is more generous usually applies.
Why You Should Work With Us
The Law Office of John Klopfenstein has been providing exceptional legal representation for workers in Monterey County for over twenty years. During that time, we’ve learned that every workplace dispute is unique and that cookie-cutter legal solutions don’t suffice when it comes to obtaining fair settlements for wrongs suffered. By taking the time to understand the nuances of our clients’ employment issues, we can greatly increase the chances of them prevailing during negotiations or litigation if necessary.
We’re more than happy to take your case to trial if necessary to ensure that you get a square deal. Call us today to get started. You’ll find us to be a steadfast ally when it comes to safeguarding your rights and helping you seek financial justice. Call a fearless Hollister employment law attorney today to schedule a consultation.
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