California has enacted a new law that requires supplemental paid sick leave statewide for workers for COVID-19-related purposes, effective Sept. 19, 2020. Under the law, employers must provide leave to individuals who were exempted from emergency paid sick leave under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
Workers are eligible for paid leave under California’s new law if:
In addition, the individual must be unable to work because:
Individuals who do not leave their residence to work for their employer are not eligible. Certain food sector workers covered by a separate leave requirement are also exempt.
Amount of Leave The new law allows full-time workers to receive up to 80 hours of paid leave. Part-time workers may receive benefits equal to the total number of hours they are normally scheduled to work over two weeks.
Source – Zywave, Inc.