As we are in the midst of the flu season we want to remind employers about state mandated California Paid Sick Leave. Employers are required to provide all employees (full-time, part-time or temporary) Paid Sick Leave.
Employers may adopt either an accrual method or a front load method policy though this may vary depending on where your business is located. Certain counties and cities (ex. San Francisco, Los Angeles City, Oakland) have adopted local ordinances that are more employee favorable and entail narrower requirements that employers need to be aware and should their employment attorney regarding what applies to their business. It is extremely important for employers to ensure that they follow not only with California requirements, but also county and city requirements to minimize your legal risk.
Failure to provide Paid Sick Leave could expose you to potential claims by the Labor Commissioner or PAGA and may subject an employer to significant penalties and damages. To learn more about Paid Sick Leave requirements contact the Employer Lawyers at Chauvel & Glatt.
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