Legal Alert - California’s New Paid Sick Leave Requirements and What Employers Must Do Starting January 1, 2015
by Anne E. Dwyer
Earlier this year, the California Legislature passed the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (HWHFA) which requires all employers, regardless of size, to provide paid sick leave to employees. This new law imposes specific and detailed obligations on employers in California. While at first glance these obligations appear confusing and even contradictory, thankfully, the California Labor Commissioner recently issued FAQs providing some clarification on how employers can comply with this new law. Employers should be aware of the obligations imposed by the HWHFA as well as the Labor Commissioner’s interpretation of the new law.