Last month, California employers of all sizes were impacted by new rules regarding worker sick leave.
These come from the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act. Even though this legislation was enacted last year, it officially took effect beginning last month, and requires, among other things, that all employees who work more than 30 days for the same employer be eligible. The plan has been amended since its initial form to include special provisions, such as a tenet that protects employers from compensating departing workers for unused sick time.
Because the changes may require HR departments to rethink their current sick time policies in order to stay eligible, businesses should consider a new HR software implementation process if they haven’t already. The new rules are multifaceted and depend on existing requirements, so knowledge of both is required to create a system that will serve companies well in the future.
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