On September 10, 2014, California became the second state in the nation, after Connec?ticut, to provide paid sick leave when Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (the Act).
Employers mu?st begin providing the paid sick leave benefit starting July 1, 2015. Other require?ments, such as posting and notice obligations, took effect January 1, 2015. Other adjustments (including CalChamber-suggested changes) went into effect on July 13, 2015.
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New Paid Sick Leave Law in Effect Today?
(J?uly 1, 2015) Today, California’s new mandatory sick leave policy goes into effect for all employers and all employees in California.
CalChamber News Release
(July 1, 2015) In the midst of much misinformation and confusion, July 1, 2015 marks the day California employers will be required to begin providing paid sick leave benefits to their eligible employees. ?
Paid Sick Leave Resources
?From HRCalifornia Extra?
CalChamber members can use the below CalChamber resources for guidance while prepping for July 1. In addition, any necessary updates will be made as new information is received:
- How To: Implement Paid Sick Leave
- Paid Sick Leave Checklist
- PTO, Vacation and Holiday Q&As on the Leaves of Absences Q&A page
- Paid Sick Leave Posting (part of CalChamber’s California and Federal Employment Notices poster)
- Updated Wage and Employment Notice to Employees (Labor Code section 2810.5)
- Recorded Webinar: Paid Sick Leave Update
- White Paper: The Who, What, When and How of Mandatory Paid Sick Leave in California: New Amendments Effective July 13, 2015
- HRCalifornia Extra: Paid Sick Leave Notices and Records: What Do I Need to Know
- CalChamber’s Employee Handbook Creator tool contains updated paid sick leave, paid time off, and other policies
- The HR Library’s Paid Sick Leave section contains complete information on administering paid sick leave.