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Tag Archives: paid sick leave

Five common questions about California’s paid sick leave requirements

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Wage & Hour Law
Almost two years after California’s requirement to provide employees with paid sick leave, there are still many outstanding questions about California’s Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014.  These issues still exist even after Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 3 on April 2016 amending the Act attempting to clarify a few provisions of the… Continue Reading

San Diego’s changing minimum wage and paid sick leave law – five updates to know

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, California Legislation Update, Resources
The City of San Diego passed the Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance which took effect on July 11, 2016.  Now, less and two months later, the City has approved an “Implementing Ordinance” clarifying the law’s regulations.  The Implementing Ordinance takes effect on September 2, 2016.  This Friday’s Five provides five issues that have… Continue Reading

City of San Diego’s minimum wage and paid sick leave law effective July 11, 2016

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, California Legislation Update, Wage & Hour Law
The City of San Diego’s minimum wage increase and paid sick leave were made effective on July 11, 2016.  Therefore, all employers that have workers who work within the City of San Diego for two hours or more in any week must comply with the minimum wage increase ($10.50/hour) and paid sick leave requirements.  The… Continue Reading

Five local minimum wage and paid sick leave laws applicable to Southern California

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks, Wage & Hour Law
Welcome to this weeks Friday’s Five.  In the last two weeks in early June 2016, many local governments in Southern California have passed laws increasing the minimum wage and the amount of paid sick leave benefits to employees.  This Friday’s Five is a summary of five minimum wage and paid sick leave requirements that employers… Continue Reading

Five reminders for paid sick leave at the start of 2016 for California employers

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks, Resources
I’ve been fielding a lot of questions from clients about California’s paid sick leave at the beginning of 2016.  There has been a lot of confusion about accrual rates and tracking paid sick leave for employees, and if the employee’s paid sick leave accrual re-sets at the beginning of the calendar year.  This week’s Friday’s… Continue Reading

Friday’s Five: Issues That Should Be On Every Employer’s Radar

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Class Actions, Employee Handbooks, Exempt Employees, Meal and Rest Breaks, Wage & Hour Law
Speaking with some clients, I sense their overwhelming confusion in setting up employment policies in California. While it can be a daunting task, I remind them that the key is to approach it in a systematic process, and once the system is in place, compliance can be very easy. While there are many issues employers… Continue Reading

Governor signs bill to amend California’s paid sick leave law 13 days after employees begin accruing paid sick leave.

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks, Resources
Are you tired of employment lawyers’ obnoxious headlines asking if you are sick over California’s paid sick leave law yet?  I’ll spare you the play on words and get to some of the major amendments to California’s paid sick leave law, which took effect immediately upon the Governor’s signature of AB 304 on July 13,… Continue Reading

Presentation: General rules to comply with California’s paid sick leave law

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks, Resources, Wage & Hour Law
I’ll be posting some short clips of a recent presentation I conducted on complying with California’s paid sick leave law.  In this first video, I discuss some general rules California employers need to consider to comply with the July 1, 2015 deadline to offer paid sick leave to employees.  Topics include: how to calculate pay… Continue Reading

California’s paid sick leave: How to calculate pay for part-time employees, alternative work schedules and employees who receive fluctuating pay

Posted in Uncategorized
As the July 1 deadline for employees to begin accruing paid sick leave, employers are wrestling with some of the ambiguities created by the law.  The legislation left many unanswered questions for employers to grapple with.  Some of the more common questions employers have had deal with how to calculate the accrual rate for part-time… Continue Reading

California’s paid sick leave law: Five deadlines every employer must know

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks
While July 1, 2015 is the primary date making most headlines for the new sick leave requirement in California, and is when in fact employees begin to accrue and will be eligible to take paid sick leave, there are many other deadlines employers should keep in mind: 1.      January 1, 2015: Required poster “Healthy Workplaces/Healthy… Continue Reading

Paid sick leave: resources for California employers to review prior to July 1, 2015 requirements begin

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks
In order to explain the law and answer questions employers have about implementing policies to comply with the requirement that all employers provide up to three paid sick leave days starting July 1, 2015, the Department of Industrial Relations is hosting a free webinar. It is taking place on April 8, 2015, from noon to… Continue Reading

Steps California employers should take to comply with employment law changes in 2015 – part one

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Class Actions, Employee Handbooks, New Cases
The laws passed in 2014 added some new posting requirements and resulted in the need to revise some of the notices California employers are required to provide to employees. This Friday’s Five Best Practices article sets out five items California employers should review before the start of 2015: 1. Review newly published frequently asked questions… Continue Reading

Sick leave poster and revised Notice to Employee published by Division of Labor Standards Enforcement: All California employers must use starting January 1, 2015

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks, Wage & Hour Law
The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) published a new poster employers are required to post regarding California’s new sick leave law. Under the new law (Labor Code Section 247) employers are required to display a poster in a conspicuous place requiring certain information about the new rights of employees to receive paid sick leave.… Continue Reading

Friday’s Five: Five things every California employer needs to know about the newly enacted paid sick leave law

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, California Legislation Update, Employee Handbooks, New Cases, Wage & Hour Law
On September 10, 2014, the Governor signed into law a bill that requires a minimum of three paid sick days per year for employees. The new law applies to all employers, regardless of size. Here are five essential points employers must understand to begin the process of meeting their obligations under the new law. 1. How… Continue Reading

San Diego City Council moves closer to raising minimum wage and mandating paid sick leave for San Diego employers

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, California Legislation Update, Wage & Hour Law
The San Diego City Council approved an ordinance that increases the minimum wage required to be paid to workers within the city to $11.50 per hour by 2017. In addition the ordinance calls for the minimum wage to automatically increase every year after 2018 by indexing the minimum wage to inflation. Currently California’s minimum wage is… Continue Reading
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