WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 ORGAN DONOR LEAVE EXPANDED « Law Offices of Timothy Bowles | Top Employment Law Firm in Los Angeles


Effective January 1, 2020

California law requires employers with 15 or more on payroll to provide paid organ donor leave to any employee undergoing such procedures.

Beginning January 1, 2020, employers must also provide additional unpaid time off up to a total of 30 business days for organ donor leave.

Thus, any employee undergoing an organ donation procedure may take up to 30 business days of protected paid leave in a one-year period (for which the employer may first credit up to two weeks of an employee’s accrued, unused sick or vacation/paid time off benefits), after which the employee may then receive an additional 30 days of protected unpaid leave.

Best practices include a well-written, up-to-date leave policy. Current policies, procedures and forms covering all major aspects of the workplace relationship permit managers and rank-and-file workers alike to know where they stand.

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For further assistance in complying with the new laws, please contact Tim BowlesCindy Bamforth or Helena Kobrin.

Cindy Bamforth

March 3, 2020