Ten Quick Facts on California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

By Charles O. Thompson and Stan Hill

Beginning July 1, 2015, virtually all California employees are entitled to accrue paid sick leave, which may be taken as early as September 30, 2015.  To ensure timely compliance and minimal disruption to business operations, California employers of all sizes should become familiar with the new paid sick leave law, known as Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.   The following ten points are the cornerstones of compliance.

  1. Accrual Rate

  2. Existing Sick Leave or PTO Policy

  3. Sick Leave use

  4. Qualifying Reasons for Use

  5. Covered Family Members

  6. Rate of Pay for Paid Sick Leave

  7. Carry Over

  8. Employee Notices

  9. Exemptions

  10. No Pay-Out Required

For an in-depth analysis on each point, please click here.