According to the new state law an employee may use personal
sick leave benefits provided by the employer for absences
due to an illness, injury, or medical appointment of the
employee's child, spouse, sibling, parent, mother-in-law,
father-in-law, grandchild, grandparent, or stepparent, for
reasonable periods of time as the employee's attendance may
be necessary, on the same terms upon which the employee is
able to use sick leave benefits for the employee's own
illness or injury.
Under the law employers will be prohibited from retaliating
against employees for exercising their right to take sick
employee shall not be discharge, threaten to discharge,
demote, suspend, or in any manner be discriminated against
for using their sick leave.