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Paid Sick Leave: California

Paid Sick Leave requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Michelle Barrett Falconer and Susie Wine, Littler


  • California's Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act allows eligible employees to earn paid sick and safe time. See Paid Sick Leave.
  • Employees must be allowed to use one-half of their annual allotment of employer-provided paid sick leave benefits to care for a sick family member. See Kin Care Leave.
  • Ensure that practices and policies comply with applicable paid sick leave requirements. See Key Compliance Steps.
  • Localities including Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco have requirements pertaining to paid sick leave. See Local Requirements.