California; Sick Leave; Sick Leave Pay; Accrued Sick Leave

Only 12 days after California’s paid sick leave law took effect (AB 1522), the legislature amended the law to address some of its more challenging implementation aspects for employers.  The significant amendments include:

Alternate Accrual Method

AB 1522 required that employees accrue paid sick leave at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked.  The amendments permit employers to use a different accrual method as long as hours accrue on a regular basis and employees accrue at least 24 hours of sick time or other paid time off by their 120th day of employment each calendar year (or other 12-month basis).
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