California’s new sick leave law takes effect on July 1, 2015.  The new law applies to all private and public sector employers regardless of size and covers all employees, including part-time workers. There is much misinformation and confusion about what is now required.

The Chamber received some valuable resources that that help explain this new law from our friends at CalChamber and wanted to share them with our members as well.

The first is a White Paper that provides an overview of mandatory paid sick leave in California.

The second is a post from CalChamber’s HR Watchdog blog that discusses the importance of having a written paid sick leave policy in place.

Finally, we included a link to a CalChamber video produced to give our members an easy way to access information about the new mandate.

We hope you find these resources helpful. It is vitally important that all employers understand what the new mandate involves and have access to resources that can ensure they are in compliance.  We also strongly encourage all businesses to meet with their HR service providers if they haven’t already to get specific advise about their policies and practices.