Index of DIR COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ended on December 31, 2022

From January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, California required most employers to provide workers up to 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave for COVID-19 reasons. Employers with 26 or more employees during this period had to provide this paid time off for workers who needed to stay home due to COVID-19 illness, exposure, caring for a family member, a COVID test or vaccine, recovering from side effects and more. If a worker took unpaid time off due to COVID-19 in 2022, they should be paid for these sick leave hours. More information is available in the Labor Commissioner's frequently asked questions.

On December 15, 2022, Non-Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulations were adopted and will become effective once approved by the Office of Administrative Law. The COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) remain in effect until the new regulations become effective. Read more about the non-emergency regulations and the ETS.

In California, employers are required to take steps to protect their workers from COVID-19. DIR has developed these resources to provide employers and workers information on workplace safety requirements, paid sick leave, workers' compensation and other labor laws.



Frequently Asked Questions

November 2022