Recent Updates To California Employment Law
California Employment Lawyer Emil Davtyan Gives Updates To CA Laws
Every year California passes many new laws and updates to current laws that affect employees and workers all around the state. This year has been no different. The team at Davtyan Law Firm wants to help you stay up-to-date on your employment right by providing a summary of recent cases and laws that may affect you or your family members in the workplace.
FMLA Leave For Rotational Employees
In a case where state employees worked one week on and one week off, there was a disagreement about whether the “off” weeks were included in the employees’ 12 weeks of FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) leave. The U.S. Secretary of Labor argued that the employees should be entitled to 24 weeks of total leave because they were already scheduled to have 12 weeks off. However, the Court held that the employees only receive the 12 weeks of FMLA leave because the definition of a “workweek” does not pertain to the specific employee’s schedule, but rather the schedule of the business as a whole.
Time Rounding Not Allowed For Meal Periods
Although the rounding of time is allowed in many contexts, the California Supreme Court unanimously decided that time rounding during required meal periods will not be allowed. The Court cited the health and safety of workers as the reason for this decision. The Court also stated that technology has advanced enough that rounding is no longer necessary.
SB-95: Retroactive COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave
On March 19, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 95 into law. This allows for retroactive supplemental paid sick leave dating back to January 1, 2021. The law generally applies to employers with more than 25 employees. Full-time employees are entitled to 80 hours of additional sick leave. Part-time employees are entitled to additional hours of sick leave based on a set of calculations provided in the text of the law. These hours are in addition to those provided by other state and federal employment laws.
Need A California Employment Lawyer? Call Davtyan Law Firm Today
If you’re experiencing problems in the workplace, you may need the help of a lawyer to make sure your rights are protected. The legal team at Davtyan Law Firm is experienced in a wide range of California labor and employment law issues including wage and hour claims, sexual harassment and discrimination, protected leaves, wrongful termination, and more. Based in Glendale CA, Emil Davtyan and the staff of Davtyan Law Firm represent employees all over the state including San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, and more. Call Davtyan Law Firm today for a free consultation. The Law Firm provides legal services with no upfront cost in many cases. With many employment disputes and issues, there are strict time limitations, so contact a California employment lawyer as soon as possible to make sure that your rights are protected.