California's Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law Overview

California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act requires employers to provide employees working in California an annual minimum of 24 hours or three days’ worth of paid sick leave (PSL) — whichever is greater. Employers can choose from a few different accrual methods that comply with PSL requirements. Accrual begins on the first day of employment, and employees may begin using this leave once they’ve worked for an employer for 90 days. For more information on accrual options, see Calculating Leave – Employer Options.

Unlike other leave laws, such as state or federal family and medical leave (CFRA/FMLA), there is no employer size requirement for the PSL law to apply to your company. The law applies to all employers, big and small, with only a few limited exceptions.

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