Employers who employ 50 or more employees must provide up to 15 days of paid or unpaid leave for a qualifying worker to:
- seek or obtain medical attention, counseling, victim services or legal assistance;
- secure housing;
- obtain a protective order from a court;
- appear in court or before a grand jury;
- meet with a district attorney or other law enforcement official;
- attend child custody proceedings; or
- address other issues directly related to the abusive behavior against the employee or family member of the employee.
To qualify, the worker must be a paid employee who is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or kidnapping or who has a family member who is a victim.
The AGO is responsible for enforcement and is authorized to seek injunctive relief or other equitable relief to enforce the Law.