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California Legislation SB 95 Expands COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

On March 20, 2021, Govern Newsom signed SB 95, which requires California employers to provide mandatory supplemental paid sick leave for reasons related to COVID-19.  The law takes effect March 29, 2021, applies retroactively back to January 1, 2021, and expires on September 30, 2021.

The new law provides paid leave to employees who took leave after the December 31, 2020 expiration of the 2020 supplemental paid sick leave law, AB 1867, and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), or who will take such leave prior to September 30, 2021, and also expands eligibility for leave.

Applicable to Employers with 26 or More Employees

SB 95 applies to employers with 26 or more employees.  Read more→