Last Updated on April 5, 2022 by G. T. HR
The California Department of Industrial Relations has published answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and a poster for employers to use in connection with the state’s new COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave law. The law takes effect Feb. 19, 2022, but is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2022.
There are 37 FAQs in all, covering the following topics:
- General Questions
- Reasons for Taking Leave
- Start Date and End Date
- Requesting Leave from An Employer
- Calculating an Employee’s Hours of Leave
- Permissive Limits on Use and Verification
- Payment of Leave, Record-Keeping, and Paystubs
- Relation to Other Laws
Employees must display this poster about the law at the workplace in a place where employees can easily read it. If an employer’s covered employees do not frequent a workplace, the employer may satisfy the notice requirement by disseminating notice through electronic means. 2022 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law California’s new supplemental paid sick leave law requires employers with more than 25 employees to provide up to 80 hours of paid leave for specific COVID-19-related reasons.