While the ability to take leave under the FFCRA ends on March 31, 2021, California has taken its own measures to provide for supplemental COVID-19 related leave.
On March 20, 2021, Governor Newsom signed SB 95, which requires all employers with 25 or more employees (and all in-home supportive services providers) to provide up to an additional 80 hours of paid leave for the same reasons originally covered by the FFCRA, plus the following reasons:
1) to attend vaccination appointments; and
2) the employee experiences symptoms from a COVID-19 vaccine that prevents them from working or teleworking.
While this law is scheduled to go into effect on March 29, 2021, it is intended to be retroactive to January 1, 2021.
Accordingly, if an employee of a covered employer previously took leave for a reason covered by SB 95 after January 1, 2021, and that leave was unpaid, the employee may submit a request for supplemental leave pay, which must be paid on or before the next payday. Benefits are capped at $511 per day or $5,110 total.
This is one of the few laws we will be covering in our webinar.
- We will be covering:
- COVID-19 Paid Leave Laws
- American Rescue Plan Best Practices for Returning to Work
- New Wage & Hour Case Law
Employment Law Updates – COVID-19 & ARAP – What You Need to Know as an Employer
Tuesday, May 25th
Webinar: 1:00pm – 2:00pm