Theresa Harvey, President & CEO
New Laws for July 1
The June 5 issue of HRCalifornia Extra covered the new minimum wage requirement, which takes effect on July 1, 2014. Although the mid-year minimum wage change grabs all the headlines, employers should take note of other laws which become effective on July 1, 2014.
HRCalifornia will be updated on July 1 to reflect these legal changes.
Paid Family Leave Benefits
Under current law, employees may seek wage replacement benefits under the family temporary disability program (also referred to as paid family leave or PFL) for taking time off to care for certain seriously ill family members.
Effective July 1, SB 770 expands PFL benefits for employees to include benefits for time taken off to care for a seriously ill grandparent, grandchild, sibling or parent-in-law. PFL does not create the right to a leave of absence, but provides California workers with some financial compensation/wage replacement during a qualifying absence.
Because of SB 770, the Employment Development Department revised the Paid Family Leave pamphlet to add the new “family member” definitions. These pamphlets must be given to new hires and to employees who take a leave of absence for a covered reason. English or Spanish versions …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce