California Paid Sick Leave

Effective July 1, 2015 all employers must begin providing the California paid sick leave benefit.

Payroll Masters can handle all of your paid sick leave accruals, pay stub compliance and record keeping/tracking required by state and local jurisdictions.

  • Accrual or Lump Sum Sick Pay
  • Pay Stub Compliance
  • Record Keeping and Tracking


If you currently have a sick or PTO policy and are not sure if you comply with the California Paid Sick Leave requirements, we recommend you consult with an HR professional.

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Paid Sick Leave Resources

For more information, compliance posters and notices please download the files below.

“Frequently Asked Questions” *Updated March 29, 2017
(Download printable PDF)

Fact Sheet

Webinar (WMV format, 45MB, 45 minutes)

Presentation Slides (pdf)

Labor Law Poster (pdf)

“Notice to Employees” (English) (pdf) | (Spanish) (pdf)

Labor Code 245-249

Paid Sick Leave DLSE Home Page

The Law: California Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014

California AB 1522: Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014: “An employee who, on or after July 1, 2015, works in California for 30 or more days within a year from the beginning of employment, is entitled to paid sick leave. Employees, including part-time and temporary employees, will earn at least one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours worked. Accrual begins on the first day of employment or July 1, 2015, whichever is later.”

Amendment AB 304, Gonzalez. Sick leave: accrual and limitations. Passed July 13, 2015 effective immediately.