By Rebecca R. Schach
As promised, the Labor Commissioner has issued the mandatory Notice to employees about the new 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave. You can access the mandatory Notice here. Under California law, employers are required to display the mandatory Notice in a conspicuous place that contains information about 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave. For employees that are teleworking, we recommend sending the mandatory Notice by e-mail or other through electronic means and keeping record of that communication. The Labor Commissioner has also issued a FAQs section specific to the new 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave that can be accessed here.
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Employers are reminded that this law is retroactive to January 1, 2021. Employers should audit all requests for time off and other leave since January 1, 2021, to confirm that all leave has been designated and paid correctly including time off for vaccination. If you have questions about the impact of SB-95 and designating and paying leave correctly, contact the experts at the Saqui Law Group, P.C.
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