As previously described, California has adopted AB 1867, which addresses supplemental COVID-19 paid sick leave in California. The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has issued FAQs On Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for California Workers at Companies With 500 or More Employees Nationwide and for Health Care Providers and First Responders Excluded from the federal COVID-19 Related Paid Sick Leave to address this new legislation. In addition, model posters are now available for companies to post and distribute as appropriate. There is a model poster for food sector workers and one for all other covered employers (i.e., non–food sector employees).
Companies with questions about this new legislation should contact experienced counsel.