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.”
CHA has released a toolkit to help hospitals comply with the COVID-19 workplace notice requirements in a new California law — Assembly Bill 685 — that takes effect Jan. 1, 2021.
Effective Sept. 16, the health care exemption in the federal Families Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was significantly narrowed. The act, originally passed in March, contains two paid leave provisions and applies to all public employers and private employers with fewer than 500 employees. It includes an opt-out provision for employers of “health care providers.”
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.
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.
Registration is now open for CHA’s members-only Human Resources Conference: Bringing Order to Chaos conference in Pasadena March 23-24, combining CHA’s annual Employee Safety and Workers Compensation seminar and its Labor and Employment seminar.