The Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act of 2014 (California Paid Sick Leave) requires many California employers - like Chevron - to provide paid sick leave benefits to their eligible employees. For all employees who are eligible for California PSL, time off is made available under HR Policy 110: Leave of Absence - General.


In general, an employee who, on or after July 1, 2015, works in California for 30 or more days within a year is entitled to California Paid Sick Leave (PSL) of three days or 24 hours (whichever is longer) in the calendar year. This applies to exempt and nonexempt full-time, part-time, per diem and temporary employees. Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements with specified provisions are not eligible for California PSL. During an eligible employee’s first year of employment, California PSL will be available beginning on the 90th day of employment. For subsequent years, California PSL will be available for use on January 1. Unused California PSL cannot be carried over from year to year or cashed out at termination or retirement. If you are rehired within one year, previously unused California PSL will be reinstated.

How California PSL May be Used

Time off for California PSL must be taken in a minimum of two hour increments. Eligible employees may use California PSL for:

  • Themselves or an eligible family member for the diagnosis, care or treatment of an existing health condition or preventive care.
  • Specified purposes for an eligible employee who is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.

For purposes of California PSL, eligible family members include the employee's parents, children, spouse, registered domestic partner, grandparents, grandchildren and siblings.

Time Recording and Tracking

California PSL is managed under HR Policy 110: Leave of Absence - General. Other types of leaves, including Short-Term Disability (STD) are managed separately. To ensure accurate tracking and reporting, there are separate time codes for California PSL. You should work with your supervisor or time administrator to ensure your time off is properly entered on your time sheet.

Chevron is required to track and display California PSL hours on employee pay statements. This is labeled CA Paid Sick Leave Hours in the Year-to-Date Information section of your paycheck.