I was hired as a live-in aide by a third party here in California. I work every night from 9pm to 8am, and since I don't pay rent, I'm only paid for one night a week. That amounts to four paid nights a month. If I'm to take a night off, I have to forfeit my paid night to the staff that covers me. And if I want to take more than one night, I have to pay the relief staff out of pocket.
Example: I took 4 nights off in March. The third party employer paid one of those nights and I had to pay the other 3.
Is this legal?