The following is a brief summary of a few significant developments. Sierra HR Partners is available to explain these employment updates in further detail and assist in implementing any needed changes.
|Update||Effective Date||Few Key Points|
|Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 (AB 1522) also referred to as “State Paid Sick Leave (PSL)”||1/1/2015 notice requirement 7/1/2015 accrual and usage begins||• Review sick, PTO and attendance policies for compliance • Ensure wage statements include at a minimum PSL hours available • Communicate your compliance (and policy changes) to employees timely and via various methods|
|Heat Illness Prevention||5/1/2015 Amended regs5/14/2015 Enforcement Q&A||• Access to shade for all affected workers when it reaches 80 degrees (down from 85) • Potable water defined as fresh, pure, suitably cool, and provided to employees free of charge • Applies to indoor structures where there is limited air circulation or lack of insulation|
|California Family Rights Act (CFRA)||7/1/2015 Amended regs||• Employers have five business days to respond to CFRA leave requests (now aligns with FMLA) • Updated medical certification form. Recertification permitted only when initial cert expires • If employee receives SDI or PFL wage replacement benefits during CFRA leave, employer cannot require use of accrued paid time- off benefits|
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