Arizona sick leave accrual - new law effective 7-1-2017

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Arizona's new law requires all employees to be paid sick leave as of 7-1-17.  I am working with a specialist to set up the accrual requirements of 1 hour for every 30 hours worked but am told we cannot have an annual calendar year accrual cap and still roll that to the next year.   The law reads the employee may earn up to 24 hours per calendar year.  It rolls over at year end to the next year but the annual cap of hours to be taken is always at 24.   

For example if Julie ends 2017 with 24 hours of sick leave it will be rolled forward.  However, she will not accrue anymore in the next year (since the 24 cap has been reached already) unless she uses some of this accrued time.  So at the end of 2018 she could have another 24 hours to roll over if she has not taken any sick time in 2018 but due to the cap this cannot happen - she will never have over 24 hours in the bank even though the new law states she rolls forward what she does not use each year - but she can only use up to 24 hours annually.   So how do we comply with this new law in your time keeping platform? Almost all the posts I see in the community are 1 to 2 years old so not much help. 
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Nancy Bizek

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  • frustrated that this issue may cause us to find a new platform to use. We have to comply with the new law.

Posted 11 months ago

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Aashnee Kamboj, Community Moderator

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Hi Nancy,

We would like to understand few areas a little further. Can we setup a call with you?

Thanks 
Aashnee
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Nancy Bizek

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Hello Aashnee, 

Next week on Tuesday, or Thursday, between 9AM and 12PM AZ time would work for me.
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Nancy Bizek

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Here is the link to the law if you should need it.  We have based our time clock requirements on our council's advice.  Accure 1 hour per every 30 hours worked, annual cap at 24 hours and must roll over any left at year end.  There is really not a cap on how much they can accrue, only how much they can use annually and the fact it can be rolled over at year end so it is cumulative year over year.  But, there is an annual cap of how much an employee may take.   I think that is the sticking point that is causing problems.  Sick leave law begins on page 5 of this document link.
http://apps.azsos.gov/election/2016/general/ballotmeasuretext/I-24-2016.pdf
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Aashnee Kamboj, Community Moderator

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Hi Nancy,

Thank you for all the details and confirmation. I will update and block your calendar accordingly

Thanks,
Aashnee