not willing to do overtime...

by Aaron
(California)

And when i say overtime... I mean like 20 hour straight shifts. I have a newborn baby at home, and need to be home 4 days a week to watch my child while my wife goes to work. I have been told by my superiors to "get a babysitter" or "put my child in daycare" if I want to keep my job. Is this ok?



Hi Aaron,

I must admit I wasn't familiar about California's stance on overtime...so I went looking. I found this page at California Dept. of Industrial Relations It explain pretty clearly what's legal and what's not.

Now, if you are thinking about quitting because of this you'll want to read California's eligibility guide on voluntary quits (sections VQ 150 and 155 and what may be required of YOU to show good cause for quitting and getting unemployment benefits.

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