I am confused as to the maximum sick leave allowed per year in California. If somebody is part time 30hrs/week, they are allowed 52 hrs sick leave per year. If someone is full time is only allowed 24 hrs sick leave per year. Is that correct?
California sick leave IS confusing. That’s because some California cities have enacted their own laws. However, regardless, part-timers would earn sick leave at a rate that’s comparable with what full-timers get. If 24 hours is the max, that applies to both part and full-timers. Of course, an employer can always choose to offer more than what the state mandates. This article below provides details, examples of how to calculate sick time off, and some local updates such as San Francisco and LA requirements.
Laura, SPHR, HR Staff Writer
California Sick Leave laws: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/california-paid-sick-leave-law/
As Fit Small Business writers are not licensed attorneys, you may need to contact your labor law lawyer before finalizing or implementing your time off policy to be sure there are no local ordinances that are more strict than the state.
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