(Closed) CA state law about an employer requiring a day off for an interview for a job?

posted 6 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would use a personal day (if you have one-or a sick day) and not tell your current employer about interviewing.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@meg.miles:  Wow I have never heard of this! I can’t imagine an employer would be required in assisting an employee with finding a new job. You might have to take a vacation day. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I wouldn’t tell her you were interviewing for another job.  Unless you have an employment contract you can be fired for any reason, with a few exceptions.  I don’t believe this would be an exception. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

CA has all sorts of strange labor laws (like being paid for all vacation and PTO before being terminated) so maybe they have something in place that covers this. Personally, I think its crazy than an employer would have to give their employees time off to interview for other jobs but stranger things have happened. 

If you ask me, you’d be better off taking some personal time to interview and leave your current employer out of it. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Can you just tell your employer you have an appointment at 9 and will be in mid-morning?  Or that you have to leave early one day?  Coming in late is probably easier because they can’t ask you to stay at the last minute.  That’s what I always did.  🙂

Post # 8
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Honey bee

I’m not quite sure why a company would be required to give you a day off to interview. Just take a personal day and don’t tell your current boss you are interviewing for another job. I think that’s what most people do.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

There is no such law like that in CA!   Best if you use PTO or a sick day for the interview and keep mum about it until you have another offer and are ready to give your notice.   Employers rarely take kindly to employees looking around.   

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Most people say they have an appointment/ personal errand and schedule time off.  You would use vacation or a personal day if you can’t flex your time.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@UpstateCait:  I didn’t realise that being paid for all holiday allowance wasn’t standard. Do you just lose the days when you leave?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I can’t imagine California having a law saying an employer has to allow an employee a day off to interview for another job, so I’m going to go ahead and say no to that one.  I suggest taking a personal day or calling in sick.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper

@meg.miles:  They don’t have to give you time off to interview and they do not have the right to fire you for going on an interview, but they could find some other grounds to dismiss you if they know you are actively interviewing (so I wouldn’t make it known).

Schedule the interview in the afternoon and then take the afternoon off – or take a full day off as a vacation day, personal day, or time off with out pay.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@UpstateCait:  Vacation and PTO are earned while you’re an employee, which is why you are entitled to that pay upon your termination.  You earn it just like you earn your hourly wage/salary. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@hammerpants:  That’s not always true. If it is written in an employee handbook (that you sign) that you lose all acquired PTO if you resign from your position, they legally do not have to pay you for that. I had to contact a lawyer last year for a screwy situation with my previous employer about my PTO after I left. 

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