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Will Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Continue in 2021?

Most of California is currently subject to the state’s Regional Stay at Home Order and  COVID-19 cases surging around the state. Meanwhile, federal and state supplemental paid sick leave benefits available to employees in California will soon expire.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), which includes paid sick leave obligations for employers with less than 500 employees, is set to expire on December 31, 2020. California’s recently enacted statewide supplemental paid sick leave law will also expire on  December 31. As of now, neither has been extended beyond the current expiration date.

Some local governments, however, have taken steps to continue their local supplemental sick leave ordinances into the coming year:

  • The City and County of San Francisco’s supplemental paid sick leave, which has already been extended twice, was further extended into February 2021.

  • San Mateo County has extended the supplemental paid sick leave ordinance that applies to the unincorporated areas of the county to June 30, 2021.

  • The County of Sacramento has extended the supplemental paid sick leave that applies to the unincorporated areas of the county to March 31, 2021.

  • The City of San Jose has not decided on a specific extension date but has committed to extending its supplemental paid sick leave ordinance into 2021 and will apply any extension retroactively to January 1, 2021.

Other localities, such as the City of Los Angeles and the City of Long Beach, have ordinances that already continue into 2021.

Jackson Lewis P.C. © 2021National Law Review, Volume X, Number 356
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Erika Barbara Pickles Employment Litigation Jackson Lewis Sacramento, CA
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Erika Barbara Pickles is Of Counsel in the Sacramento, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

Ms. Pickles has defended employers in employment litigation, class actions, and arbitrations. Her practice has involved the full range of workplace-related claims, including but not limited to: wage and hour; discrimination, harassment and retaliation; and wrongful termination. She also assists employers in investigating and responding to administrative complaints before...

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