The California Senate Appropriations Committee recently held up a bill that would have required all employers in the state to give workers paid sick leave.
Under the bill, known as the “California Healthy Families, Healthy Workplaces Act,” employees who work in the state for seven or more days in a calendar year would be entitled to paid sick days and would accrue at least one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked.
The bill would require employers with more than 10 employees to provide up to nine days of paid sick leave per year, and employers with 10 or fewer employees to provide up to five days of paid sick leave per year.
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, who sponsored the bill, said it was killed because of costs associated with providing paid sick days for some state employees and for enforcement. According to Ma, “[t]he overwhelming support for [the bill] crosses party lines and voters recognize how important this bill is for public health.”
She said, “I will continue to work every day I am in office to ensure that California’s working families have the ability to take a day to recover from illness without the fear of being fired or losing a day’s pay.”
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