Leaves of Absence

Statewide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Expired Dec. 31; Many Local Ordinances Continue

California’s COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) officially expired on Dec. 31. The labor commissioner’s website notes “that workers taking SPSL as of December 31, 2020, may continue to take the leave they are currently on even if the entitlement extends past December 31, 2020. For example, an employee who exhibited symptoms and was recommended to isolate on December 28, 2020, may continue to utilize the SPSL they would be entitled to even if that isolation is required to extend into 2021, and be paid for the time according to the requirements of the SPSL law.”

COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect Sept. 19

On Sept. 9, the Governor signed into law AB 1867, California’s COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave bill, which goes into effect on Sept. 19. The law is intended to ensure that all employees in California have access to two weeks of supplemental paid sick leave if they are ordered to quarantine or isolate by a health care provider or public health officer, or if they are prohibited from working by their employer due to health concerns related to the potential transmission of COVID-19.

Register Now for CHA’s Members-Only Human Resources Conference

Beginning this year, a single Human Resources Conference replaces CHA’s former employee safety/workers’ compensation seminar and its labor and employment seminar, combining both into a one-and-a-half-day event. Register now for CHA’s only human resources-focused educational program of 2020, to be held March 23-24 in Pasadena.