California Sick Leave
California is now one of only three states in the country to require that employers provide paid sick leave to employees. The new law applies to a broad swath of California employers, as it requires that sick time be paid to full-time, part-time, per diem, temporary, and seasonal workers. The law provides for a minimum of three sick days per year and new sick leave policies must have been in place since July 1, 2015. Employers will be required to devise a compliant sick leave policy, track each employee’s sick leave balance, and keep adequate records. In the Bay Area, both San Francisco and Oakland have existing sick leave policies and employers will have to comply with both state and local regulations.
SharedHR can help you understand your obligations under the law, analyze your existing sick leave policy, and revise it as needed. If you would like to learn more, please call us at 800-886-9478.