More New Laws in California

This is a rare day – two blog posts!  Governor Brown was busy today.  Two more major changes to the law.

Paid Sick Leave is now here.

Also called the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, is to provide that an employee who, on or after July 1, 2015, works in California for 30 or more days within a year from the commencement of employment is entitled to paid sick days for prescribed purposes, to be accrued at a rate of no less than one hour for every 30 hours worked. An employee would be entitled to use accrued sick days beginning on the 90th day of employment. The bill would authorize an employer to limit an employee’s use of paid sick days to 24 hours or 3 days in each year of employment. The bill would prohibit an employer from discriminating or retaliating against an employee who requests paid sick days. The bill would require employers to satisfy specified posting and notice and recordkeeping requirements. The bill would define terms for those purposes.

This does not apply to exempt employees or employees under a collective bargaining agreement.

Add Two More to Your List of Protected Characteristics

Unpaid intern and volunteers.


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