As reported here, earlier this month California Governor Newsom signed into law SB 114, which reinstates COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave for covered employees in California. The state’s Labor Commissioner recently issued 37 frequently asked questions (FAQs) addressing California Labor Code Section 248.6 in more detail, which includes guidance to help employers comply with the new requirements. The FAQs also discuss the relationship between the new supplemental sick leave law and other legal requirements. Further, the FAQs link to a poster that employers must display in the workplace or provide to employees electronically. A Spanish version of the poster is available here.
Because of the nuanced intersection between the supplemental sick leave and other laws, as well as the continuously evolving COVID-19 legal requirements, employers are encouraged to review the FAQs and work with legal counsel to ensure compliance.