Employment Law Bulletin | March 24, 2021

California Labor Commissioner Publishes Required 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Poster

In our March 23, 2021 Employment Law Bulletin we reported on California Senate Bill 95 (SB 95), a new law requiring some California employers to provide additional paid sick leave for employees taking time off for certain COVID-19 related reasons.  The new law has a posting requirement, but the poster had not been published when we issued our Bulletin.

The required posting is now available at https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/2021-COVID-19-Supplemental-Paid-Sick-Leave.pdf.  It must be posted in the workplace in an area accessible to all employees by March 29, 2021.  If employees do not report to a fixed workplace, the notice may be distributed to employees electronically.

The Labor Commissioner also published a set of frequently asked questions about the new law.  It can be found at https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/COVID19Resources/FAQ-for-SPSL-2021.html.

CORRECTION to March 23, 2021 Employment Law Bulletin

In our March 23, 2021 Bulletin, we reported that California Senate Bill 95 applies to employers with “25 or more employees.”  This is not correct.  The law applies to employers with more than 25 employees.  We apologize for this error.  Please contact an SMT Employment Law attorney if you have any questions.

Lisa Ann Hilario

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Jan Gabrielson Tansil  | Lisa Ann Hilario | Kari Brown

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