(a) (1) An employer shall provide not less than 10 days per calendar year of unpaid Civil Air Patrol leave to an employee responding to an emergency operational mission of the California Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Civil Air Patrol leave for a single emergency operational mission shall not exceed three days, unless an extension of time is granted by the governmental entity that authorized the emergency operational mission, and the extension of the leave is approved by the employer.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), an employer is not required to grant Civil Air Patrol leave to an employee who is required to respond to either the same or other simultaneous emergency operational mission as a first responder or disaster service worker for a local, state, or federal agency.
(b) (1) An employee shall give the employer as much notice as possible of the intended dates upon which the Civil Air Patrol leave will begin and end.
(2) An employer may require certification from the proper Civil Air Patrol authority to verify the eligibility of the employee for the leave requested or taken. The employer may deny the leave to be taken as Civil Air Patrol leave if the employee fails to provide the required certification.
(c) An employee taking leave under this part shall not be required to exhaust all accrued vacation leave, personal leave, compensatory leave, sick leave, disability leave, and any other leave that may be available to the employee in order to take Civil Air Patrol leave.
(d) Nothing in this act prevents an employer from providing paid leave for leave taken pursuant to this part.
(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 242, Sec. 1)