New & Updated California Sick Leave Policies

Effective July 1, 2015, California employees are eligible for paid sick leave under the California Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act.

In addition, the following cities have instituted paid sick leave policies, which differ in some instances from the state paid sick leave:

  • Emeryville
  • Oakland
  • San Francisco

We have included all of these policies in the California Handbook Builder.

Employers who have employees located in California should include the California Paid Sick Leave policy in their Handbook. If employers also have employees in Emeryville, Oakland and/or San Francisco, those policies should be included in the Handbook as well.