Consult a caregiver attorney specializing in California caregiver law if you need assistance on California caregiver laws. Not all attorneys can deal with caregiver rights and issues. You will need someone who specializes in caregiver law.
It is easy to choose a California caregiver attorney but do not choose the first lawyer you meet. Choose an attorney you feel you are comfortable working with because you will have to work with him or her for a long duration of time. Having a good relationship with the caregiver attorney is vital for you.
California caregiver law determines the rights of workers and employers. It lays down the required conditions of employment, payment of overtime and minimum wage, compensation for injury, and other rights of the caregiver. Employers also have to provide caregivers with a safe work environment.
If you are a victim of workplace discrimination, you can sue your employer. Workplace discrimination is not permitted under California caregiver laws.
Under California caregiver laws, employers must also take steps to stop unlawful harassment. The employer must deal with every claim of unlawful harassment promptly and must take corrective action. Every supervisor in an organization with more than 50 workers must receive a two hour training every two years on how to deal with unlawful harassment.
Every caregiver in California also has the right to break periods while on the job. California caregiver law provides for mandatory meal and rest breaks while at work.
There are provisions for payment of minimum wages and overtime pay to caregivers under California labor laws. Workers can file a lawsuit seeking back wages if they are not paid minimum wage. An employment contract cannot contain a clause or provision that provides for payment of wages less than minimum wage. If you work for more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week, you must be paid overtime wages.
Call me today if you have any questions about your rights as a caregiver. Do not be shy. Stand up for your rights! It’s the law!
In the eyes of the law, everyone is equal. You just have to know the rights you have under it and invoke it if the need arises.