Are Resident Managers Entitled to Paid Sick Leave in California?


The Los Angeles, California employment law attorney, Aryeh Leichter, at the Leichter Law Firm, APC, represents residential apartment managers throughout California whose rights have been violated by their employers.

In California, resident managers are employees of the owner or management company, not independent contractors, and have the same rights as all other employees throughout the state.

That means they must be paid at least the minimum wage for all hours worked and paid overtime when they work more than eight hours per day, 40 hours per week, or more than six consecutive days in a row.

Just like other California employees, there will be times when they must take sick leave or perhaps a vacation. The question becomes, must their employers pay for their time away?

Here is what residential managers in California need to know about their rights.

Are California Resident Managers Entitled to Paid Sick Leave?

California employers must provide all employees with a minimum of three days or 24 hours of paid sick leave per year. However, the number of hours may change depending on the city. For instance, in Los Angeles, it is 48 hours; in Santa Monica, it is 40 hours.

More hours/days may be awarded in the written agreement between the resident manager and the property owner or management company.

All various wage orders and sick leave notifications must be posted on the premises as required by California law and local municipalities.

Are Resident Managers Entitled to Paid Vacation Time?

There is no legal requirement in California that an employer provides its employees with either paid or unpaid vacation time. However, under California law, earned vacation time is considered wages, and vacation time is earned, or vests, as labor is performed. Vacation pay accrues as it is earned, and cannot be forfeited, even upon termination of employment, regardless of the reason for the termination.

California Resident Managers Should Never Be Expected to Work for Free

If you are a resident manager and believe you are not being compensated properly, you may have a wage and hour claim against your employer for minimum wages, overtime, meal and rest break premiums, itemized wage statements, and sick leave.

Contact the Leichter Law Firm, APC Employment Lawyer in Los Angeles, California

Contact Aryeh Leichter, the Leichter Law Firm, APC founder & employment law attorney in Los Angeles County today to discuss the legal remedies that may be available for your unique workplace circumstances today, starting with a free consultation by calling 818-915-6624 or contacting the firm online.

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