This bill would expand leave requirements to provide an employee the right to up to three days of bereavement leave - which need not be taken consecutively but must be taken within 13 months - upon the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, or domestic partner. The bill provides that an employee who believes he or she has been discriminated against in violation of this provision may file a complaint with the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement or file a civil complaint, and entitles an employee to reinstatement and actual damages for a violation of this provision. This provision would not apply to employees covered by a valid collective bargaining agreement that provides for bereavement leave.
Amends Labor Code Section 230.5.
Enrolled and to the Governor on 09/02/10.