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  • Apr 10 / 2015
What's New

Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 (AB 1522)

An employee who, on or after July 1, 2015, works in California for 30 or more days within a year from the beginning of employment, is entitled to paid sick leave. Employees, including part-time and temporary employees, will earn at least one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours worked. Accrual begins on the first day of employment or July 1, 2015, whichever is later.

Exceptions: Employees covered by qualifying collective bargaining agreements, In-Home Supportive Services providers, and certain employees of air carriers are not covered by this law.

An employer may limit the amount of paid sick leave an employee can use in one year to 24 hours or three days. Accrued paid sick leave may be carried over to the next year, but it may be capped at 48 hours or six days.


  • An employee may use accrued paid sick days beginning on the 90th day of employment.
  • An employee may request paid sick days in writing or verbally. An employee cannot be required to find a replacement as a condition for using paid sick days.
  • An employee can take paid leave for employee’s own or a family member for the diagnosis, care or treatment of an existing health condition or preventive care or for specified purposes for an employee who is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.


There are several things employers must do to comply with the Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 (AB 1522).

  • Display poster on paid sick leave (Spanish) (Vietnamese) where employees can read it easily.
  • Provide written notice to employees with sick leave rights (Spanish) (Vietnamese) at the time of hire.
  • Provide at least 24 hours or three days of paid sick leave for each eligible employee to use per year.
  • Allow eligible employees to use accrued paid sick leave upon reasonable request.
  • Show how many days of sick leave an employee has available. This must be on a pay stub or a document issued the same day as a paycheck.
  • Keep records showing how many hours have been earned and used for three years.

Retaliation or discrimination against an employee who requests or uses paid sick days is prohibited. An employee may file a complaint with the Labor Commissioner against an employer who retaliates or discriminates against the employee for exercising these rights or other rights protected under the Labor Code. Local offices are listed on our website at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/DistrictOffices.htm.

  • Apr 08 / 2015
What's New

2015 CPP/FPC Study Group

Joining a study group is one of the most effective methods for studying for the CPP/FPC Exam. APA certification is a valuable credential that verifies a specified level of knowledge, skills, and abilities in the payroll profession. Certification helps individuals demonstrate their payroll expertise, secure promotions, advance their careers, and enhance their standing within the profession. APA offers two levels of certification — the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) and the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP). The exams are administered at more than 300 locations throughout the United States and Canada.

The first meeting is Thursday, June 4th at 6:00pm!

Meeting Schedule:
6/04/15- 08/20/15
Thursday from 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Fountain Valley Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA. 92708

Materials Required:
2015 APA Payroll Source & Commitment to Study

Registration Fee:
Early Registration until 5/15/15 cost is $230.00
Late Registration 5/16/15 to 6/3/15 is $280.00
At the Door is $300.00

Buy per class for CPPs and FPCs will be $50.00 at the door.

(APA Payroll Source Not Included*
Books will cost $247.00 – We have 21 to sell – First come first serve.
*Must be enrolled in the full study group in order to purchase the book

OCCAPA offers 1 FREE year of membership* to any person that passes the CPP for the first time!
If you already have your CPP/FPC and you need RCH’s, you will earn RCH’s by attending the Study Group. If you already have your CPP and would like to facilitate a session, you will earn RCH’s. Please email studygroup@occapa.com to enquire! 

**A limited number of 2015 APA Payroll Source books are available for purchase from OCCAPA.

For more information please contact Robyn Diehm at studygroup@occapa.com

Click here to register online

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