California Paid COVID Sick Leave Could Be Returning


It was announced today that Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers have reached an agreement for a plan to reinstate paid COVID-19 supplemental sick leave provided by employers

Under this agreement, employees are allowed to have paid sick leave through Sept. 30, 2022. Employers with more that 26 employees must allow up to two weeks of supplemental leave if an employee tests positive for the virus or has to care for a family member with COVID-19. The plan will allow employees to have up to 40 hours of additional paid sick leave along with another 40 hours if the employee or a family member they take care of tests positive.

The COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave was previously signed by Newsom in March 2021 but had expired back on Sept. 30,2021. This new agreement will help insure that workers do not show up to work while possibly infected or miss out on an opportunity to get vaccinated because they don't want to take time off.

To learn more about this new agreement, make sure to check out KTLA 5 here.


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