On November 5, 822 people from around the state gathered around their computers and smart devices to watch a California Chamber of Commerce live webinar that provided an overview of the state’s new paid sick leave law.
For those who missed the event, it’s not too late—a recorded version of the 90-minute webinar is available for purchase at the CalChamber Store.
In the webinar, CalChamber General Counsel Erika Frank, vice president of legal affairs, and CalChamber Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera, who presented the employer perspective as the new sick leave law was being developed, provide an insightful overview, including:
• Who is covered under the law;
• How much paid sick leave employees can receive;
• What limits or caps are allowed;
• How employees can use paid sick leave;
• Can a “use it or lose it” sick leave policy be implemented;
• Compliance with the law if you already have a sick leave or paid time off policy;
• Recordkeeping requirements;
• Posting and notice requirements; and
• Consequences of noncompliance.
The webinar is mobile-optimized for viewing on tablets and smartphones. Downloadable webinar slides also will be available for those who purchase the webinar.
Paid Sick Leave Mandate
On September 10, 2014, California became the second state in the nation, after Connecticut, to mandate paid sick leave when Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522).
With very few exceptions, this mandate applies to all private and public employers, regardless of size. To avoid stiff fines and penalties for noncompliance, employers and HR professionals need to understand the not-so-simple nuances of the new law before it goes into effect.
Recorded Webinar Option
For more information or to purchase the California’s New Paid Sick Leave recorded webinar, call (800) 331-8877 or visit the CalChamber Store.
The California’s New Paid Sick Leave webinar should be used to guide and evaluate policies and practices so businesses can properly implement paid sick leave and avoid missteps. It offers guidance only and does not serve as or replace legal advice.