Wednesday, February 1, 2023

COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Workplace Posting Now Available

As previously reported, on February 9, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 114, which has revived COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave and will provide eligible employees with up to 80 hours of paid leave for COVID-19-related qualifying reasons.

And while the law has a 10-day grace period before employers must begin complying with its various requirements on February 19, 2022, it is retroactive to January 1, 2022, and will remain in effect through September 30, 2022.

In addition to complying with the leave provision requirements by February 19, 2022, employers must also include certain information on employee paystubs and display a poster about the law in the workplace. This workplace posting, which the law required the Labor Commissioner’s office to create and make available no later than February 16, is now available on the Labor Commissioner’s website. The posting is available in English and Spanish.

Employers must post the notice in a conspicuous location at their worksite and provide it to employees working remotely. Under the law, employers are expressly authorized to electronically distribute the poster to their remote workforce, such as via email.

The 2022 frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the law also were published. Employers should review and continue to monitor the Labor Commissioner’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave FAQs page for updated guidance on the new leave.

Staff Contact: Bianca Saad

Bianca Saad
Bianca Saad
Bianca N. Saad, a member of the CalChamber legal affairs team since April 2018, was named vice president, labor and employment - content, training and advice in mid-November 2021, assigned to develop and lead the content and training strategy for existing and emerging products and training, as well as overseeing CalChamber subject matter experts. She serves as a co-presenter for CalChamber compliance seminars and webinars. Saad brought to the CalChamber legal affairs team the perspective of an employee representative, coming from nearly eight years in private practice as an employment law and litigation attorney. She graduated with honors from the University of Miami with a B.B.A. in business management. She earned her J.D. from California Western School of Law.

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