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  1. True or false, California employers can have a “use it or lose it” vacation policy:
    1. True
    2. False
  2. In California, is it acceptable to ask job applicants about:
    1. Marital status
    2. Current salary
    3. All of the above
    4. None of the above
  3. Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) in California applies to:
    1. Employers with five or more employees
    2. Employers with 25 or more employees
    3. All employers

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2021 HR Quick Guide for California Employers

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HR Quick Guide Quiz Answers (How many did you get correct?)

  1. Answer is b: False

    California courts and the Labor Code prohibit a "use it or lose it" policy, in which employees lose earned vacation if it is not taken by a specific time. HR Quick Guide for California Employers provides other legal guidelines if you choose to offer paid vacation time to employees.
  2. Answer is d: None of the above

    Be careful of questions that can put you at risk for a discrimination lawsuit. California law prohibits employers from asking job applicants for their marital status or salary history. HR Quick Guide for California Employers provides more guidelines on interviewing job candidates to help ensure the hiring process is nondiscriminatory.
  3. Answer is a: Private employers with five or more full-time or part-time employees must make PDL available after an employee’s first day on the job — or face penalties. HR Quick Guide for California Employers provides complete information on PDL, including pay, benefits and other requirements.

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