California sick leave accrual
I am a pharmacist at Ralphs. I work part time and am paid hourly. It seems I never have sick leave accrued until I ask why I have no sick leave. And then some is added to reflect on my paycheck. I have asked how the hours are to be accrued and no one has got back to me. I have asked for the name of the contact person to find out. No response. Last year approx 20 hours were added the day I was paid out for my sick leave. On my anniversary. Hence I was not able to actually use it. Please help.
So sorry you’re getting the run around on your sick leave. California has very strict rules on sick leave accruals as part of their 2014 Healthy Workplace Healthy Families Act. I recommend you share our sick leave article with your manager and ask them to share it with the HR/payroll team at Ralphs. In the article, you’ll find links to California sick leave laws, which you may also want to send them. One of the things required in California is for sick leave accruals and balances to be shown on your paystub. I’ve attached a link to articles explaining that. The HR/Payroll team at Ralph’s should know better, but sometimes companies haven’t invested in the right software, or don’t have trained HR staff advising them.
Start with sharing information. And consider asking for those 20 hours to be added to your balance this year, since they messed up on it last year. They should be happy to do so in lieu of having you contact the labor commissioner with your concerns.