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Paid Sick Leave 



On September 10, 2014, California became the second state in the nation, after Connec​ticut, to provide paid sick leave when Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (the Act).

Employers mu​st begin providing the paid sick leave benefit starting July 1, 2015. Other require​ments, such as posting and notice obligations, took effect January 1, 2015. Other adjustments (including CalChamber-suggested changes) went into effect on July 13, 2015.

CalChamber Top Stories


New Paid Sick Leave Law in Effect Today​
(J​uly 1, 2015) Today, California’s new mandatory sick leave policy goes into effect for all employers and all employees in California. 

CalChamber News Release

(July 1, 2015) In the midst of much misinformation and confusion, July 1, 2015 marks the day California employers will be required to begin providing paid sick leave benefits to their eligible employees.  ​

White Paper (Includes July 13, 2015 Amendments)

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The Who, What, When and How of Mandatory Paid Sick Leave in California: New Amendments Effective July 13, 2015​

By: CalChamber Employment Law Counsel

HR Watchdog Blog

Rx for Paid Sick Leave: Amendments Effective Immediately
(July 14, 2015) On July 13, 2015, the Legislature passed “clean up” amendments to the paid sick leave law—the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. The governor signed these amendments, and they are effective immediately.

What Happens If You Don’t Have a Written Paid Sick Leave Policy?
(June 18, 2015) Beginning July 1, 2015, California employers will be required to begin providing paid sick leave benefits to their eligible employees.

Paid Sick Leave Resources

​From HRCalifornia Extra​

CalChamber members can use the below CalChamber resources for guidance while prepping for July 1. In addition, any necessary updates will be made as new information is received:

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CalChamber Compliance Products


CalChamber provides compliance several resources for employers. They include:

California Employee Handbook Creator Online Tool 

California and Federal Employment Notices Poster

California Required Notices Kit 

 California Labor Law Digest ​​​​​​​​​​

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