One Minute Update: Effective as of January 1, 2023, AB 1041 amended California’s Paid Sick Leave law to allow an employee to care for a “designated person.”  This term is defined differently than it is in other areas of the law (e.g., in the California Family Rights Act), and means “a person identified by the employee at the time the employee requests paid sick leave.”  The designated person need not be related in any way, nor must the designated person by in a family-equivalent relationship.  An Employer may amend its paid sick leave policy to limit employees to one designated person per 12-month period, if the Employer so chooses.