Sick Time for Graduate Student Employees

A new California law titled “AB 1522 - Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014,” known as the “Paid Sick Leave Law” took effect July 1, 2015, and requires employers to provide sick time to all employees. More information about this law can be found on Stanford's website and on the State of California website.  

This law affects graduate students hired hourly and graduate students with teaching and research assistantship appointments.

Hourly student employment. These students will accrue sick time as they work, and will record sick time used on their Axess time card. More information is in the new Admin Guide 10.3.1 and on the attached FAQ page.

Assistantships. Students with assistantships will receive a lump sum of 24 hours of sick time per calendar year at the start of their assistantship.  More information is in the updated Admin Guide 10.2.1, and on the attached FAQ page.