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California Supreme Court Rules That Uncapped Sick Leave Policies Are Not Covered By Californias Kin Care Law

March 01, 2010

By Thomas E. Geidt

The California Supreme Court has issued a significant ruling on the scope of Californias kin care law, Labor Code § 233, which entitles employees in certain circumstances to use paid sick leave to care for ill family members. The Court held that when an employers sick leave policy does not provide a measurable, banked number of paid sick days in a calendar year, the kin care law does not apply. McCarther v. Pacific Telesis Group. Paul Hastings represented Pacific Telesis and the other defendants in the case.

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