April 30, 2015
Dear Principal Investigators and Research Administrators:
As a result of recent California labor law legislation, beginning July 1, 2015 The University Corporation will change its sick leave policy for all non-benefited employees. Please review these changes, since they may impact your sponsored program.
On September 10, 2014 Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014”. This law will require California employers to grant employees, including some part time and temporary employees, at least 24 hours or three days (three 8 hour days) paid sick leave days each year beginning July 1, 2015.
Based on this law, The University Corporation will be adding a sick leave policy for all non-benefited employees:
- Non- benefited employees, including all part time, temporary, and student employees will be eligible to receive and use 24 hours paid sick leave each fiscal year once they begin employment.
- Unused sick pay for non-benefited employees is not carried over from year to year and will not be paid out if they separate their employment.
Employees requesting sick leave should provide reasonable notice of their absence. Sick leave can be used for illness or injury of the employee, or to care for the employee's spouse, domestic partner, parent, sibling, children, grandchild or grandparent. Paid sick leave also may be used for doctor appointments, preventative care, and by victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to obtain relief, including medical attention and psychological counseling.
Should you have any questions, please contact your Sponsored Programs Liaison or TUC’s Human Resources Dept:
Human Resources Manager
(x5040); firstname.lastname@example.org ; MD: 8309
Human Resources Technician
(x3648); email@example.com ; MD: 8309
Human Resources Assistant
(X 2687); firstname.lastname@example.org ; MD: 8309