New Leave Time Available to Emergency Rescue Personnel
Posted August 21, 2013

Labor Code section 230.4 has been amended by AB 11 as of August 19, 2013. It now requires an employer with 50 or more employees to permit an employee who performs emergency duty as a volunteer firefighter, reserve peace officer or emergency rescue personnel (as defined in section Labor Code section 230.3) to take temporary unpaid leaves of absence of up to 14 days per calendar year, for the purpose of engaging in fire, law enforcement, or emergency rescue training. Prior to AB 11, such leave was granted only to employees engaging in fire or law enforcement training. Employers with over 50 employees should amend their leave of absence policies to incorporate this additional leave time for emergency rescue personnel.

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