Work & Family Policy Database
Paid Sick Days
Subject: Paid Sick Days, Job-Protected Leave, Domestic Violence and the Workplace
Bill: S.B. 913
Date Introduced: 02/07/2011
Signed by Governor: 07/01/2011
Allows workers in 68 service occupations who work for businesses with 50 or more employees to earn one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked, up to 40 hours annually.
The paid leave taken under the law may be used for the worker’s own health needs or a family member’s health needs. “Family member” is defined as the worker’s child or spouse, including a same-sex spouse under state law. Leave may also be used for needs related to domestic violence or sexual assault.
The law took effect in January 2012.
This database provides short summaries of bills and statutes. The summaries are not intended to constitute legal advice. To find out how laws relate to your particular situation, you must contact a lawyer who specializes in employees’ rights, the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division (1-866-4USWAGE), your state labor department and/or your union.