On May 18, 2021, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance related to paid leave for COVID-19 vaccinations. The law only applies to employers in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. It provides additional time off for full- and part-time employees who have exhausted time off under California’s 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave and who perform any work in the unincorporated areas of the County. Full-time employees who meet certain conditions are entitled to use up to 4 hours of additional paid time off per vaccination injection. Part-time employees are entitled to a prorated portion of additional paid time off. Employers must post written notice of the law in a conspicuous place once it becomes available on the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs website. The ordinance will sunset on August 31, 2021.

Companies with questions about the County of Los Angeles’ Order should contact experienced counsel.