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California Legislation Regarding Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Relating to COVID-19

On September 9, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1867 (“AB 1867”), which requires employers to provide supplemental paid sick leave to the following individuals for reasons relating to COVID-19: (1) food sector employees employed by employers with 500 or more employees in the United States[1]; (2) certain health care providers or emergency responders that employers chose to exempt from the requirements of the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) pursuant to the FFCRA; and (3) employees employed by private businesses employing 500 or more employees.[2]

This law expires on December 31, 2020, or upon the expiration of any federal extension of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act established by the FFCRA, whichever is later. Read more→