By CalChamber Employment Law Counsel
On September 10, 2014, California became the second state in the nation, after Connecticut, to provide paid sick leave when Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.
The effective date for employers to begin providing the paid sick leave benefit was
July 1, 2015. Other requirements, such as posting and notice obligations, previously took effect January 1. With very few exceptions, this mandate applies to all private and public employers, regardless of size.
Even though the law is already in effect, the Legislature passed additional amendments to the Act. These amendments become effective immediately upon being signed by the Governor on July 13, 2015. The most significant amendments affected the various accrual provisions and how to pay employees when they use sick time.
Already have a paid sick leave policy? Your policy must still meet certain conditions under this law. Download CalChamber's
free "The Who, What, When and How of Mandatory Paid Sick Leave in California"
white paper for a basic understanding of this required employee benefit.
Disclaimer: This white paper is provided as general information
only and is not intended to be or to replace legal advice.