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CA AB1522 – Paid Sick Leave Mandate – Making Progress

Jun 17, 2014

​Society for Human Resource Management
June 13, 2014

A.B. 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, was approved by the California Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee on June 11. The bill requires most public and private nonunion employers of all sizes in the state to provide a minimum of three days of paid sick leave annually.

SHRM believes that employers should be encouraged to voluntarily offer paid leave to their employees. Mandated leave requirements, such as the one contained in A.B. 1522, limit an employer’s flexibility in designing generous and innovative leave programs for employees. As a result, SHRM opposes the Health Workplaces, Health Families Act of 2014 as currently drafted, but continues to advocate for workplace leave policy’s that reflect different work environments, representation, industries and organizational size.

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