Newsom Passes New Sick Leave Law
NEW LAW EXPANDS PAID SICK LEAVE IN CALIFORNIA*
Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1867, which gives all California workers who test positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus that causes the disease access to paid sick time for the rest of 2020. This new bill expands on one from April which gave California workers paid sick time for a limited few months.
The law provides workers two weeks – up to 80 hours – off at full pay if they are sick or have to quarantine, and the same allotment at partial pay if workers have to care for sick family members or homebound children.
The law also provides two weeks of unpaid time off followed by 10 weeks at partial pay to workers who can’t work because their child’s school or day care provider has closed.
The law applies to all sizes of businesses and must be followed in conjunction with the Family First Coronavirus Response Act passed in March by the Federal Government.
The California bill closes loopholes and makes sure that employees who test positive get paid time off to recuperate from the disease.
More changes are on the way.
*Applies only to businesses with 500 or more employees.
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