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Feb 04, 2021

CALIFORNIA: Los Angeles County extends COVID-19 paid sick leave

COVID-19Leave Laws 

Los Angeles County has passed an ordinance extending its COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave after its previous ordinance expired on December 31, 2020 (read our original article on the county’s ordinance here). The new ordinance is set to expire two weeks after the local emergency order expires. In addition to extending the duration of supplemental paid sick leave coverage, the new ordinance also expands coverage as follows: (1) it now applies to all employers in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County (previously it only applied to employers with 500 or more employees nationwide); (2) food sector workers are now covered by supplemental paid sick leave (they were previously excluded under the original ordinance); and (3) an employee who has exhausted their supplemental paid sick leave under the prior ordinance isn’t eligible for additional supplemental sick leave under the new ordinance. The new ordinance is retroactively effective starting on January 1, 2021.

Tips: We previously reported on a number of other California localities that had extended COVID-19 (coronavirus) paid sick leave. We'll keep members updated as we become aware of additional cities or counties updating or revising their paid sick leave laws. If you have any questions about how to comply with any of these laws, contact your Vigilant Law Group employment attorney.

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