No More Paid Sick Days At Work? Lancaster Insurance Has The Scoop!
What would you do without mandated sick days paid by your employer?
“The 2011 effort to require California employers to provide at least 7 days of paid sick leave a year, AB 400, failed to pass the Assembly by the deadline and is dead for the year, says the California Chamber of Commerce.
Nick Hardeman in the office of the bill’s author Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, says the appropriations committee is trying to figure out how to pay the state’s costs.
If AB 400 became law, the state would have to start providing paid sick leave to in-home care services employees, which would costs unspecified millions of dollars, Hardeman says, and enforcement would cost an estimated $500,000.
“Given the state’s financial situation, we can’t add to the budget now,” he says, adding that AB 400 will be eligible to be brought up again in January, 2012.
Ma carried the bill in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Each version has been essentially the same, requiring firms with fewer than 10 employees to give seven paid sick days a year and larger companies nine days a year.”
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