CDHA has had questions answered by Department of Labor lawyers, most recently in January 2017. However, dental hygienists are not lawyers. CDHA does not provide legal advice nor can we interpret the laws.
For questions and claims regarding your individual employment issues, you should contact the following official federal and state agencies or visit their websites for a wealth of information:
Also known as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) under the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)
Email questions about your employee rights or work arrangements, worker’s compensation or Cal/OSHA to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find the closest local office, submit a claim, or report a law violation, go to www.dir.ca.gov/dlse.
Employment Development Department (EDD)
For information on Unemployment Insurance benefits, State Disability Insurance benefits, or if you are unable to work because of sickness, injury or pregnancy including while waiting to receive worker’s compensation benefits: www.edd.ca.gov.
Internal Revenue Service
If you were misclassified as an independent contractor, you paid social security and Medicare taxes that should have been paid by your employer.
To file a claim and recover those funds, visit www.irs.gov/help-resources/contact-your-local-irs-office.
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
If your employer is suppressing your rights, such as the freedom to discuss salary, the NLRB offers free legal assistance. You do not need to belong to a union.
To find the nearest regional office, visit www.nlrb.gov.