California Legislature Clarifies Paid Bone Marrow Leave

Governor Brown just signed SB 272, which clarifies last year's paid bone marrow /organ donation leave law.  That law requires employers to grant up to five days' paid leave for bone marrow donation and up to 30 days' paid leave for organ donation.

Key changes: The new bill clarifies a few thing: the time off for bone marrow / organ donation leave is measured in "business days" rather than calendar days.  The employer may require the employee to use up to five days of PTO for bone marrow leave and up to two weeks of PTO for organ donation leave. The 12 month period for measuring entitlement is "rolling" based on the date of the leave request.

The new bill is here.