Isan employer responsible to pay employee for theirtime at doctor appointments or therapies?

Asked on November 6, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, California


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Most likely the answer to your question is no. An employer is not responsible to pay his or her employee for time attending medical appointments or therapies unless the employee handbook specifically allows such.

For example, employers are not required to pay wages when an employee attends jury service or votes. However in both of those situations the employer is required to give the employee time off for jury service and vote by state and federal statute.

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