Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Georgia to Implement New Kin Care Requirements

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PNN: GA Kin Care

Effective July 1, 2017, Georgia employers with 25 or more employees that already provide paid sick leave (PSL) must allow employees who work at least 30 hours a week to use up to five days of already accrued PSL to care for an immediate family member.

What Is Kin Care?
Kin care laws require employers that already provide PSL to allow eligible employees to use that leave for the illness of a family member. It does not require an employer to provide PSL.

Who Is Considered an Immediate Family Member?
Qualifying family members include an employee’s: child, spouse, grandchild, grandparent, parent, or dependents on the employee’s most recent tax return.

Additional Information
Employees must follow the terms and conditions of the company policy (e.g., time off request requirements). The law will automatically be repealed on July 1, 2020, unless extended by the state legislature [S.B. 201, L. 2017].

Read PayState Update, Issue 11, to learn more about changes to Georgia’s Kin Care requirements.