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Questions and answers about California’s new Paid Sick Leave law

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by Christopher W. Olmsted, Charles L. Thompson and Hera S. Arsen, Ogletree Deakins

The newly enacted Healthy Work­­places, Healthy Families Act of 2014 requires California employers to provide employees with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, starting on July 1.

This is the first of a two-part series designed to get you up to speed on exactly what the new law requires.

Since the law was enacted in September, we have received many questions regarding how it works and what employers must do to prepare for it.

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the law:

What is the effective date of the law?

Employers must begin complying on July 1, 2015.

Which employers are covered?

An employer only needs to have one employee who works 30 or more days in California within a year from the commencement of their employment.

Which employees are eligible to receive sick pay?

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