Paid Sick Leave under California Law and PAGA

California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (Healthy Workplaces Act), which is found at Labor Code § 245, requires certainicon-gavel employers to provide their employees with at least three paid sick days per year. Employers that violate this law may be subject to a host of damages, including liquidated damages and civil penalties.

A recent case from the Fourth District Court of Appeal found that employees could bring a claim under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) for violations of the Healthy Workplaces Act. Continue reading “Paid Sick Leave under California Law and PAGA”


Expanded Rights for Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Labor posted a temporary rule on April 1, 2020 that provides most employees impacted by the coronavirus with some much-needed benefits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  These benefits include public emergency health leave under Title I of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and emergency paid sick […]