New mandate for CA employers

On 9/10/14, Governor Brown signed a new law which makes California the second state in the nation to mandate paid sick leave for nearly all employees in the state. This law applies to nearly all public and private employers with one or more employees. The law takes effect on July 15, 2015, but employers should be reviewing there sick leave policies now to prepare to comply by the deadline. The text of the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act can be found here.