Can California employers require employees who request paid sick leave to provide a note from their doctors? I addressed that question last May in response to a webinar put out by the California Department of Industrial Relations, the agency that enforces California’s Paid Sick Leave law. In that webinar, the DIR said that requiring

Beginning on July 1, 2015, California employers will need to provide paid sick leave to pretty much all full-time, part-time, temporary and even on-call employees. As the year end approaches, many employers are revising their vacation, sick, and paid time off (PTO) policies to conform with California’s new requirements. If you haven’t mastered the nuances

California is now the second state in the nation to implement paid sick-leave state wide (Connecticut is the other). Thankfully for employers, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“HWHF”) will not take effect until July 1, 2015, giving employers some time to plan ahead.

The HWHF is very broad in scope. It covers