A new year is coming and with it, a slew of changes courtesy the California Legislature. December is a good time to review your policies so they comply with the law. We’ve broken it down by general subject matter to make it easier.
New leave laws
Mandatory sick leave: Effective July 1, 2015, California employers must provide employees with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked as part of the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. This amounts to a minimum of three paid sick days per year.
Your existing paid time off (PTO) policy will comply with the new law if it is equal to or more generous than the law. Employers without a PTO policy should consider formulating one, since the law permits employers to cap leave use and accrual, among other options.
First responders: Employers are already prohibited from discharging or discriminating against employees for taking time off to perform emergency duties...(register to read more)
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