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California Brings Back Paid Covid-19 Sick Leave

On January 25, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced a framework for an agreement to reactivate California’s COVID-19 paid supplemental sick leave through September 30, 2022.  Although there is no official timeline as to when the official agreement will be effectuated, a few details about the tentative new law have been shared.  First, the paid sick leave will be in effect through September 30, 2022.  Second, the law would apply to businesses with 26 or more employees.  Third, the agreement includes a proposal to restore business tax credits to offset the employer’s paid sick leave expenses. Fourth, employees would be entitled to the paid leave when having to take care of themself or a family-member with Covid-19.  Fifth, full-time employees will be entitled up to 80 hours of paid-time off while part-time workers would be eligible for paid leave equal to the number of hours they typically work in a week. Lastly, under the deal, the COVID-19 sick leave would be retroactive and cover COVID-related absences since Jan. 1, 2022.

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ALex Polishuk Employment Attorney Polsinelli Los Angeles
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Alex Polishuk focuses his practice on navigating employers through the intricacies of California’s employment laws. An experienced litigator, Alex has successfully represented clients before state and federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators, for wage and hour, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, equal pay, breach of contract, antitrust, trade secret and disability accommodation claims.  Alex has extensive experience in representing employers in complex wage and hour claims, including class actions, collective and representative...

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Stacey Shim Attorney Employment Litigation Polsinelli Law Firm Los Angeles
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Stacey Shim is committed to understanding the industry in which clients operate and provides valuable counsel to employers as they face sensitive workplace matters. Stacey has experience representing businesses of all sizes and across various industries including logistics, hospitality, healthcare and telecommunications. Her practice focuses on the representation of clients in all facets of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour claims and PAGA representation actions.

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