Newsom Signs Legislation Extending COVID-19 Sick Leave

Late last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 95 which extends access of up to 80 hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave for eligible employees, including those advised to quarantine or isolate and those caring for COVID-19-impacted family members. Under the legislation, supplemental sick leave is available through September 30, 2021, and is retroactive to sick leave taken beginning January 1, 2021. Small businesses employing 25 or fewer workers are exempt from the legislation, but may offer supplemental paid sick leave and, if eligible, receive a federal tax credit.

Additional information from the Governor’s Office is available here.