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I was hired a month ago and this company offers me these incredible benefits packages and etc and with this comes 10 days paid holidays, plus 4 personal days paid as well. Should my employer be the one paying for it or it would come from my annual salary? I noticed that these days are coming from my salary. Is this even legal? I never agreed to it and as they told me that was benefits that my employer would pay.
Asked on June 4, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, California
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 1 year ago | Contributor
If you are paying for it from your salary, it is not a benefit: e.g. a paid holiday is not "paid" if you pay for it yourself. However, while you are not getting what you thought you were getting--or a good deal--there is nothing illegal about this: the benefits that you describe are not required by law (e.g. the law does not require paid holidays or personal days), so an employer is free to not pay for them. So yes, they can be paid from your salary, but in that case you are not getting a "benefit" and you should consider other employment.
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