Comply With Paid Sick Leave Administrative Requirements

Key Points

  • While there is no federal paid sick leave mandate for private employers (unless a federal contractor), several states and municipalities have adopted paid sick leave laws, with varying requirements.
  • Most paid sick leave laws require an employer to conspicuously post a notice of rights in its workplace and to provide written notice in other ways, such as in an employee handbook. In some jurisdictions, an employer must also provide employees with access to information on the amount of paid sick leave they have accrued and used.
  • Under the paid sick leave laws, an employer usually has the right to require employees to submit certification supporting the need to use paid sick leave, but under limited circumstances.
  • An employer generally must retain a specific set of records for a certain period of time regarding accrual and use of paid sick leave and other payroll-related information.

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