Q: Are the employers in California required to give benefits such as medical, paid vacations etc
For some one who works 20+ hours per week
A: The Law does not require employers to provide medical benefits, retirement plans or paid vacations. Competition with other employers that do provide such things is the only pressure on the employer to do that. If you are a member of a Union with a bargained employment agreement, these things are usually part of that. Part time employees receive even less.
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Neil Pedersen agrees with this answer
A: Sorry but those benefits are not even required for full time employees. Certainly not for part time employees. The only way your employer would have such an obligation is if it is not providing them to you because of your membership in a protected class of people or because you engaged in some kind of legally protected conduct. To prove that you would have to establish that other 20-hour-per-week workers are getting such benefits.
Good luck to you.
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