How To Be The “Responsible Employer” Poster Child

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As a California employer, or an out of state dabbler, you likely know that in addition to the various Federal postings that must be displayed for employees in the workplace, California has numerous state specific ones that must be posted as well.

Most recently, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has issued the updated Paid Sick Days Poster reflecting the new Labor Code section 2810.5 notice. This law applies to employers of all sizes and to employees of all categories, whether they are exempt, part-time or even temporary.

Although the new paid sick leave provisions do not go into effect until July 1, 2015, the new paid sick leave poster is to be posted as of January 1, 2015. We therefore recommend that employers don’t just copy the provided poster but create their own and highlight (in bold and different color) the July 1, 2015 effective date in order to avoid employee confusion when the poster is displayed in January.

In addition, as we wrote last week, a new Notice to Employee that contains the updated paid sick days information must be provided to newly hired employees and, within seven days, to current employees whose employment terms have changed.

So, are you ready to be the next poster child?


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