The California Supreme Court held that California Labor Code Section 233 ("Kin Care"), which allows employees to use their accrued sick leave to care for sick family members, does not apply to uncapped sick leave policies. In McCarther v. Pacific Telesis Group, Pacific Telesis maintained a sick leave policy where an employee could take paid sick leave five consecutive days in a seven-day period. This entitlement renewed each time the employee returned to work, with no cap. The court held that the Kin Care law had been written to apply only to those employers that provided measurable, banked amounts of sick leave and not to policies such as Pacific Telesis Group's that lacked specific accruals or a cap.