SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown said on Tuesday he would sign a bill requiring businesses to offer paid sick leave to employees, the latest of several moves by Democratic lawmakers to aid low-income workers in the most populous U.S. state.
The bill would require employers to provide at least three days of annual paid sick leave to workers, who would accrue the time off at a rate of one hour per 30 hours worked. Last fall, Brown signed a bill raising the minimum wage in the state to $10 per hour by 2016.
(Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Sandra Maler)
[Image: California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) speaks during a news conference at Memoria y Tolerancia museum in Mexico City on July 28, 2014. By Edgard Garrido for Reuters]