Effective January 1, 2024, employees in California will be entitled to additional paid sick leave (PSL). The amount of PSL that an employee can take in one year will increase: the use cap will increase to 40 hours or five days in a year from 24 hours or three days in a year [S.B. 616, L. 2023].
Accrual Cap, Front Loading
Also effective January 1, 2024, the amount of PSL that an employee can accrue in one year will increase to 80 hours or 10 days from 48 hours or six days. The amount of accrued, unused PSL that can be carried over to the next year will also increase to 80 hours from 48 hours. The rate of accrual will remain one hour for every 30 hours worked.
If an employer chooses to front load PSL for an employee, the employee must receive no less than 24 hours of PSL by the 120thcalendar day of employment and no less than 40 hours of PSL by the 200th calendar day of employment.
Local PSL Laws, Preemption
Also effective January 1, 2024, local PSL laws will be prohibited (preempted) from regulating certain issues with regard to PSL.
Courtesy of PayrollOrg