California employees will get 5 sick days as a substitute of three below legislation signed by Gov. Newsom

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Employees in California will quickly obtain a minimal of 5 days of paid sick depart yearly, as a substitute of three, below a brand new legislation Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Wednesday.

The legislation, which takes impact in January, additionally will increase the quantity of sick depart employees can carry over into the next yr. Newsom stated it demonstrates that prioritizing the well being and well-being of employees “is of the utmost significance for California’s future.”

“Too many people are nonetheless having to decide on between skipping a day’s pay and caring for themselves or their members of the family after they get sick,” Newsom stated in a press release saying his motion.