California Extends COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick LeaveNews | September 30, 2022
On September 29, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 152, extending California’s COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave law through December 31, 2022. California’s COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave law requires employers with more than 25 employees to provide up to 80 hours of paid sick leave to employees for COVID-related reasons. The law was set to expire on September 30, 2022.
In addition to extending supplemental paid sick leave, the bill also authorizes employers to request additional diagnostic testing and refuse leave if an employee declines to submit to testing. The bill also creates the California Small Business and Nonprofit COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Grant Program, which provides assistance to certain small businesses or nonprofits who have incurred costs for COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave.
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