There are several portions to the paid sick leave law in California. It is necessary for you to carry out research so that you can know what the law dictates before you make your decision. Employers should use the existing laws to grant or even deny sick leave. Some common questions which people ask about paid sick leave in California include the following:
Is the employer required to provide more sick days even if he had provided the sick leave days before the law went into effect in 2015?
No, if your employer had provided paid sick leave plans prior to the grandfathered paid times. If our employer had such a provision, he can decide to retain it or add more days if they are few. The law requires the employer to provide the paid sick leave in a given employment while adhering to the law. If the provisions provided by the employer adhere to the law, then the employer can decide to retain the plan.
My employer provides paid time off under grandfathered plan; does the new law change the rate at which employees are paid under the plan or other provisions such as vacation?
No, the sick paid leave addresses payment on leave taken due to being sick. It does not address payments related to sick off taken due to other reasons other than seeking medication. There are other provisions of the law which addresses other provisions in regard to payments in the workplace.
Calculations of the paid sick leave in California employers
The paid sick leave is calculated based on the amount of work the employee will do in a week. It is calculated in regard to all the possible work the employee will do and the rate will be based on the duties which other employees in the same category did in the week. If they did overtime, the employee in sick leave will be as well provided the employment.
The paid sick leave can be calculated based on the nonexempt employee’s wages on an average of prior 90 days which they worked in the employment.
The employer can calculate the sick leave payment based on the way he calculates other paid leave time for employees.
In general, the sick leave should be paid based on the regular wage which the employer pays his workers when they are in their workplace.
An employer is not allowed to a discipline you if you go to a doctor and claim sick leave due to illness.