- Most employees (exempt and non-exempt) who work in California for at least 30 days are entitled to paid sick days at the employee’s regular rate of pay. This includes temporary, part-time, and seasonal employees who work 30 or more days within a year from the date they are first hired.
- Paid sick days accrue at a rate of no less than one hour for every 30 hours worked.
- An employer can limit an employee’s use of paid sick days to 3 days (24 work hours) per year.
- An employee is entitled to use accrued sick days beginning on the 90th day of employment.
- Employers are prohibited from discriminating or retaliating against an employee who requests paid sick days.
- Employers must satisfy specified posting and notice and record keeping requirements.
Governor Brown has signed AB 1522, which will provide California employees up to three days of paid sick leave per year, effective July 1, 2015. The bill is officially entitled The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. A quick summary of AB 1522 provisions:
Larry Baker, Enrolled Agent