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2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Expired on September 30, 2021
From January 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021, California required employers with 26 or more employees
to provide their workers up to 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) for COVID-19 related reasons.
After September 30, workers who were not paid the SPSL they were entitled to when they were unable to work
in 2021 due to COVID-19 can still request pay from their employer or file a claim with the Labor Commissioner.
For more information, visit the Labor Commissioner’s webpage on the expiration of 2021 COVID-19 SPSL.
However, exclusion pay is still required under the COVID-19 Emergency Standards for workers who have to quarantine due to a COVID-19 workplace exposure. For more information visit: Exclusion Pay (ca.gov).
Paid Sick Leave Options
- Expiration of 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL)
- Read more about the expiration of 2021 COVID-19 SPSL and the rights workers have after September 30, 2021.
- Frequently Asked Questions on California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave 2021
From January 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021, California required employers with 26 or more employees to provide their workers up to 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave for COVID-19 related reasons. · California Paid Sick Leave Law
- California’s Paid Sick Leave law, which came into effect in 2015, provides for paid time off from your employer that can be used for COVID or non-COVID related illnesses, or preventive care for you or your family member and if you are a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. Most workers are entitled to paid sick leave, earning one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours worked. The sick leave that employers are required to provide may be capped at 24 hours or three days per year, whichever is more by a policy communicated to you.
To qualify for sick leave, a worker must work for the employer for at least 30 days within a year and complete a 90-day employment period before taking any sick leave. Additional information on how it applies to COVID-19.
- Certain municipalities also have paid sick leave laws. If workers are subject to a local sick leave ordinance, the employer must comply with both state and local laws, which may differ in some respects. The employer must provide the leave amount that is most generous to the worker. Workers should consult with the relevant local enforcement agency for the locality in which they work for more information.
- Up to 80 hours of COVID-19 related Supplemental paid sick leave is available to workers if they are employed by an organization with fewer than 500 employees under the FFCRA. This is enforced by the US Department of Labor.