Senate Bill 114 was recently signed into law. Senate Bill 114 requires employers with 26 or more employees to provide up to 80 hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave for qualifying reasons. This new paid sick leave began on February 19, 2022 and is retroactive to January 1, 2022. The law expires on September 30, 2022. Below are key provisions of the new paid sick leave:
WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
- An employee unable to work or telework because of a qualifying reason.
Sick Leave Bank One (Up to 40 hours; prorated for part-time employees):
- Vaccine-Related: The covered employee is attending a vaccine or booster appointment for themselves or a family member or cannot work or telework because they have vaccine–related symptoms or are caring for a family member with vaccine-related symptoms. For each vaccination or booster appointment and any consequent side effects an employee may use up to 3 days, unless a health care provider verifies that more recovery time is needed.
- Caring for Yourself: The employee is subject to quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 as defined by an order or guidance of the California Department of Public Health, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a local public health officer with jurisdiction over the workplace; has been advised by a healthcare provider to quarantine; or is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis.
- Caring for a Family Member* : The covered employee is caring for a family member who is subject to a COVID-19 quarantine or isolation period or has been advised by a healthcare provider to quarantine due to COVID-19, or is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or unavailable due to COVID-19 on the premises
Sick Leave Bank Two (up to an additional 40 hours; prorated for part-time employees):
- The covered employee tests positive for COVID-19
- The covered employee is caring for a family member* who tested positive for COVID-19.
*A family member includes a child, parent, spouse, registered domestic partner, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling.
For additional information on this leave, please view the following:
- Link to the State Department of Industrial Relations 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Poster: 2022 SPSL Poster (ca.gov)
- Link to the State Department of Industrial Relations 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave FAQs: 2022 SPSL FAQs (ca.gov)
- District Downloads
In order to utilize this leave please complete the 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Form. Report your COVID-19-related absence by completing your leave report on WebSMART and entering hours under leave code SPL. For faculty, please complete an absence affidavit and enter hours under leave code SPL.
If you have any questions, please contact Jim Vlahos at email@example.com.