As we informed you back in September, Governor Brown recently enacted the Health Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 which requires all Employers, regardless of size or number of employees, to provide paid sick leave to employees beginning July 1, 2015. While this law does not take effect until July, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) just came out with the new Sick Leave Poster that must be posted in the workplace by January 1, 2015 informing employees of this new change in the law. The DLSE also update the Notice to Employee template to include information on this new law upon the hiring of a new employee. For more information on compliance with this new law, please feel free to contact us.
Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a job applicant is not considered an employee for compensation purposes. In the case of