california workers will get five days sick leave instead of three
Good news for workers in California. Now, California workers will get five days sick leave instead of three days sick leave. Yes, you read it right. What can workers expect?
Gavin Christopher Newsom, the governor of California, has signed a new law to increase the days of paid sick leave for all the workers. The new law for the workers will take effect in January 2024.
Gavin Christopher Newsom said that he wanted to take care of the health and well-being of workers. Gov. Gavin Newsom urged everyone to prioritize the health of the employees.
What can California workers expect?
California workers will get a minimum of five days of paid sick leave in a year. The authorities said that California workers can take a day off in order to limit the spread of diseases and take care of their well being. Workers will not be forced to risk their livelihoods for their salaries.
The United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council also lauded the sick day legislation. However, the California Chamber of Commerce said it can be a problem for small businesses across California.
Gov. Gavin Newsom also proposed to increase the wages of health care workers. The minimum wage for health care workers will be increased to $25 per hour over the next 10 years.
He also signed a law to increase the minimum wage for fast food workers to $20 per hour. This law will take effect in April 2024. Currently, the fast food workers are making an average hourly payment of $16.60. The new law will be applied to restaurants across 60 locations.
What did Gov. Gavin Newsom say?
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law for employees on Wednesday. He said in a statement, “Too many folks are still having to choose between skipping a day’s pay and taking care of themselves or their family members when they get sick.”