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Oct 01, 2020

CALIFORNIA: New required COVID-19 paid sick leave posters released

COVID-19Leave Laws 

As we previously reported, a recent California law expanded COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) to all California employees, which has resulted in a new required posting for covered employers, as well as an updated SPSL poster for food sector workers. Pursuant to an executive order that  Governor Newsom signed in April, food sector workers are entitled to COVID-19 SPSL if they perform qualifying work “for or through” a business that employs 500 or more employees in the U.S. The new and updated posters can be found here (non-food sector COVID-19 SPSL) and here (food sector COVID-19 SPSL). The posters must be displayed in a place where employees can easily read them, such as near the timeclock, in a breakroom, or in some other conspicuous place (e.g., where other workplace notices are posted). If employees don’t regularly work in a physical location, employers must distribute the notices electronically (e.g., through email or company intranet).

Tips: Contact your Vigilant Law Group employment attorney with any questions about these posting requirements. For more information about workplace postings, see our Legal Guide, Mandatory Posters. Additionally, California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has published new FAQ’s answering common questions about California’s SPSL requirements.

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