For any employee, the ability to reset and get a day off is important. Workplace injuries can arise in physical and mental forms, and without a day off, it can be a dangerous situation for you to encounter. It’s important to recognize California’s laws regarding scheduling and days off.
If your employer wrongfully schedules you to work more days in a row than legally allowed, you may be able to take legal action. Below, we’ll explain how the laws work for someone who works full-time and part-time, so you’re well aware of your rights.
For a Part-Time Worker
If you work part-time, the first thing you want to look at is the number of hours you work. In all cases, if you work more than 30 hours a week, you are entitled to a day off for rest. If you work less than 30 hours a week, the regulations may not be applicable to you.
However, an employer should not assume that they can just require someone to work every single day because they work only a few hours each day. An employer must consider a safe and healthy work environment and what too many workdays would do to an employee.
For a Full-Time Worker
As a full-time worker, you are fully entitled to receive one day off in a seven-day workweek. If your employer denies your right to a rest day, you may have cause to bring forth legal action because of an employee rights violation.
At Aegis Law Firm, we firmly believe that all workers deserve a rest day. If you don’t receive one per the laws and regulations, our Irvine employment lawyers are intimately familiar with wage and hour laws will be there to safeguard your rights. Trust in us to help you through the process and protect you from employers who try to take advantage of your rights.