by Christopher W. Olmsted, Charles L. Thompson and Hera S. Arsen, Ogletree Deakins
Employers are still adjusting to the requirements under California’s Paid Sick Leave Law. This month, we offer even more information to help you comply.
Using paid sick leave
Unlike the federal, which requires employees to work a year before they become eligible for unpaid leave, California’s paid leave can be used much sooner—on the 90th day of their employment.
Employees may make either an oral or written request. Timing depends on whether the employee knows in advance that he or she will need leave.
When the need for sick leave is “foreseeable,” the employee must give reasonable advance notice.
The employee need only give notice “as soon as practicable” when the need for leave is “unforeseeable.”
Hypothetically, if an employee discovered that his or her child was ill shortly before the scheduled start time, the employer would be obliga...(register to read more)