SB 95 COVID Leave Signed By Governor Newsom

As predicted, Governor Newsom signed SB 95 extending Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for workers impacted by the pandemic. You can read the Governor’s publication here.

If you have questions on compliance with this new leave bank, see our eblast here.

Today, the California legislature approved Senate Bill (“SB”) 95, which overhauls the State’s paid sick leave law by providing COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (“COVID-19 Supplemental PSL”).

As we previously reported here, although the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) mandated leave expired on December 31, 2020, employers covered under the FFCRA could voluntarily opt to provide qualified FFCRA leave to qualified individuals AND continue to receive the tax credit through March 31, 2021.

On February 26, 2021, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released its enforcement and litigation statistics for Fiscal Year 2020.

The DFEH updated its FAQ for employers to include information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

This week, the California Department of Industrial Relations and the Labor & Workforce Development Agency released a new website filled with COVID-19 resources and information.

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