In California, How many Sick Days am I allowed to have?
Under California law, most employees are entitled to paid sick leave. Employers are required to provide at least 3 days or 24 hours of paid sick leave per year for eligible employees, with the option to provide more if they choose. The law applies to all employees who work in California for 30 or more days in a year, including part-time and temporary workers.
Employees may use their sick leave to care for themselves, a family member, or a designated person who is ill or needs medical attention. Sick leave can also be used for certain purposes related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
In addition to the state law, some cities and counties in California have their own sick leave ordinances that provide additional benefits for employees. Employers are required to comply with both state and local laws, and to provide the most generous benefits to their employees.
It’s important to note that employers may have their own policies and procedures for using sick leave, including rules for how much notice is required and how sick leave is tracked and reported. Employees should review their employer’s policies and talk to their supervisor or HR representative if they have questions or concerns about their sick leave entitlements.