California Workers Can Use Sick Days as Kin Care Days

California has revised a labor code to give employees the right to designate sick leave for:

  • Kin care, or care of a family member;
  • The employee’s own health condition; or
  • Obtaining relief if the employee is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Kin care includes a child, parent, guardian, spouse, domestic partner, grandchild, grandparent and sibling.

Employers should revise their policies.

Source: National Law Review