EMPLOYMENT LAW MINUTE

Bereavement Leave Law in California

Published Dec. 9, 2022

Bereavement Leave Law in California

In this week’s topic, Jana Bjorklund, GovDocs Senior Counsel and Director, Employment Law and Compliance, discusses:

Bereavement Leave Law in California

Highlights of California’s bereavement leave law:

  • Bereavement leave law in California passed in 2022
  • Applies to employers with five or more workers
  • Employees get five days of bereavement leave; must have been employed for at least 30 days before leave begins
  • Goes into effect Jan. 1, 2023
  • Broad definition of “family member”
  • Employers can request documentation of death

Do you have a question about employment law compliance? Email us at kris.janisch@govdocs.com to have your query considered.

This Employment Law Minute blog is intended for market awareness only, it is not to be used for legal advice or counsel.

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About Jana

Jana Bjorklund

Jana Bjorklund, GovDocs Senior Counsel and Director, Employment Law and Compliance, joined GovDocs in 2019 and has extensive experience within global businesses, providing advice and counsel relative to compliance with employment laws.

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GovDocs simplifies employment law compliance for large, multi-jurisdiction employers in the U.S. and Canada. The GovDocs software platform integrates three solutions in one convenient place to help you master the employment laws impacting your business. Whether you manage a postings, minimum wage or paid leave program, our products cut through research time, provide proactive insights into the everchanging landscape of employment laws and reduce the risk of noncompliance. The company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minn.

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