California law provides all eligible employees with sick leave.
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If I Call in Sick, Can My Employer Say No?
The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Family Act of 2014 requires California employers to provide sick leave to all eligible employees.
Who is eligible for sick leave in California?
Generally, this applies to all employees who have worked 30 days or more for an employer in California after starting a job, unless an exception applies, such as some union members covered by a valid collective bargaining agreement that meets specific requirements. Some temporary employees on assignment in California for less than 30 days are not eligible.
How soon can an employee use sick leave days?
Employers can impose a 90-day waiting period on employees before they can use paid sick leave.
Does an employee need to give notice to use sick leave?
Employees who know they will need to use sick days beforehand must give notice reasonably in advance. Otherwise, they must inform their employer as soon as possible.