by Charles L. Thompson, IV, Esq., and Hera S. Arsen, Ogletree Deakins
On Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in the early morning hours and amid controversy among labor supporters, the California Legislature passed a bill that provides workers with three paid sick days per year. Gov. Jerry Brown enthusiastically endorsed the bill’s passage and signed it into law on Sept. 10.
The law—titled the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014—takes effect on July 1, 2015. California employers need to know the following about the legislation:
- Beginning July 1, 2015, California employees will accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.
- Employees can begin using their paid sick days on the 90th day of their employment for their own or a family member’s health condition. The law also allows paid sick leave if an employee is a victim of domestic assault, sexual violence or stalking.
- The law expands the types of family me...(register to read more)