WORKPLACE POSTERS NOW AVAILABLE ON RENEWED COVID-19 SUPPLEMENTAL PAID SICK LEAVEin Employment Law, In The News, Home, Event
February 17, 2022
As we have been reporting over the last few weeks, California has now renewed last year’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for workplaces of 26 or more employees via the passage of Senate Bill 114. Starting February 19, 2022, but retroactive to January 1, and lasting until September 30, 2022, employers must provide eligible employees with up to 80 hours of paid sick leave for COVID-19-related qualifying reasons.
In addition to the specific leave requirements and paystub notifications which were detailed in our earlier articles, employers must meet the workplace posting obligations that are now available at no cost from Cal/OSHA. As with other workplace postings related to wages, hours and working conditions, the information must be displayed in an area frequented by employees where it may be easily read during the workday. For employees working remotely, electronic distribution such as e-mail is specifically permitted. You can access both the English version and the Spanish version on the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) website.
DIR has yet to update its FAQ section with details on the renewed COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave, so employers should check back for further guidance. In the meantime, employers can contact McKague Rosasco LLP any time with guidance on the new sick leave requirements.