California Employers Must Provide Paid Sick Leave Starting Next Year
As expected, yesterday Governor Brown signed the paid sick leave bill (AB 1522) into law, making California the second state to mandate that employers provide paid sick leave to their employees (Connecticut was the first). This means that starting in July 2015, California employers generally will have to provide their employees with at least 3 paid sick leave days per year. Our recent post on the bill is available here. California employers who already provide paid sick leave to their employees will want to review their policies against the requirements of the new law to ensure compliance. Employers who currently do not provide paid sick leave will want to review the new law and adopt a compliant sick leave policy.