California Workers Are Eligible for 80 Hours of Paid COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave
California's Senate Bill 95 has been signed into law, creating two new Labor Code Sections that allow for up to 80 new hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave for employees and in-home support service providers.
"This is fantastic news for employees because these labor codes create a wider 'safety net' for the state's workers," says attorney Joanna Sacavitch, a partner at the law firm of Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, LLP. "Labor Code Section 248.2 expands the reach of coverage by defining a 'covered employer' as any business with more than 25 employees, while Labor Code Section 248.3 applies to those who provide in-home supportive services to eligible recipients."
Employers must begin providing the sick leave on March 29, 2021, but the new law applies retroactively to January 1, 2021. It will remain in effect until September 30, 2021.
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