On October 4, 2023, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill (“SB”) 616 into law.

SB 616 amends the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (Labor Code sections 245-249) to increase the minimum number of paid sick days to which employees, including public employees, are entitled as well as the minimum number of days employees may

The 2023 legislative session is well underway, and a number of bills have been introduced that could significantly impact California employers if they become law. 

However, we anticipate that at least some of these bills will undergo substantial amendment as they work their way through the Legislature, meaning that, if these bills pass, the new