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Changes to Paid Sick Leave Accruals and Use

The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (Act) establishes requirements relating to paid sick days and paid sick leave, including requiring employees to have at least 24 hours accrued by their 120th day of employment. Starting January 1, 2024, employers must raise the minimum hours of accrued sick leave to 40 hours or 5 days. This new law will significantly impact how employees accrue and utilize sick leave.

San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance

Employees in California who are eligible to take family leave, including leave for “baby bonding,” can receive up to 55% of their weekly wages (up to a maximum weekly benefit amount that is currently $1,129) for a period of 6 weeks through California’s “Paid Family Leave” program (funded through employee contributions to State Disability Insurance).  Continue reading

Trends: The Sick Leave “Virus”

Laws mandating paid sick leave for employees are spreading like a virus, both inside and outside of California, mutating into different strains as they go. “Ground Zero” was San Francisco’s 2007 municipal ordinance requiring employers within the city to offer paid sick leave benefits. Recently, other California cities such as Oakland and Emeryville, have followed suit, joining a dozen or so other major cities or counties each with their own local sick leave ordinances.Continue reading