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What Your Production Should Know About Paid Sick Leave Laws

While there are currently no federal legal requirements for paid sick leave benefits, which allow employees to take time off to take care of health issues and differ from both PTO and vacation time, several states and cities allow employees to earn paid sick time. If your production or production company is operating in these states, here’s what you should know.

Arizona: Currently allows employees to earn 1 hour paid sick time for every 30 hours worked.
Official Rules
Frequently Asked Questions (starting on page 14)

California: Currently allows employees to earn 1 hour paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.
Official Website
Frequently Asked Questions

Connecticut: Currently allows employees to earn 1 hour paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked.
Official Rules
Official Guide

District of Columbia: Currently allows varying accrual rates from 1 hour paid sick leave for every 37 hours worked to 1 hour paid sick leave for every 87 hours worked, based on size of business.
Official Guide

Maryland: Currently allows employees to earn 1 hour paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked if employer has 15 or more employees. Employers with fewer than 15 employees are required to provide unpaid sick leave.
Official Rules
Frequently Asked Questions

Massachusetts: Currently allows employees to earn 1 hour paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.
Official Website
Frequently Asked Questions

Michigan: Currently allows employees to earn 1 hour paid sick leave for every 35 hours worked if employer has 50 or more employees.
Official Website
Frequently Asked Questions

New Jersey: Currently allows employees to earn 1 hour paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.
Official Website
Frequently Asked Questions

Oregon: Currently allows employees to earn 1 hour paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked or 1-1/3 hours for every 40 hours worked if employer has 10 or more employees (6 or more for employers located in Portland). Employers with fewer than 10 employees (fewer than 6 for employers located in Portland) must provide unpaid sick leave.
Official Website
Frequently Asked Questions

Rhode Island: Currently allows employees to earn 1 hour paid sick leave for every 35 hours worked if employer has 18 or more employees. Employers with fewer than 18 employees are required to provide unpaid sick leave.
Official Website and Frequently Asked Questions
Official Fact Sheet

Vermont: Currently allows employees to earn 1 hour paid sick leave for every 52 hours worked.
Official Rules
Frequently Asked Questions

Washington: Currently allows employees to earn 1 hour paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked.
Official Website
Guide for Employers

If you have any questions about payroll laws in the state where you’re filming or production payroll, please contact us.

This information in this communication is general in nature, and is not intended, nor should it be construed, as legal, accounting, tax or other professional advice rendered by GreenSlate, LLC. The reader should contact his or her attorney, CPA, or tax professional prior to taking any action based upon this information.

GreenSlate
29 July 2019

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