We previously blogged about the numerous documents CA employers need to give new employees upon hire. Well, add the “RIGHTS OF VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT AND STALKING” notice to the list. This notice has just been published for dissemination and became effective immediately. Companies with 25 or more employees must now provide new employees with written notice about the rights of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking to take protected time off for medical treatment or legal proceedings.
As mandated by AB 2337 and blogged about by my colleague Nancy Yaffe, employers must provide reasonable accommodations for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking who request an accommodation for their safety while working and also permit employees to use accrued paid sick leave for this purpose.