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2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Monday March 29, 2021 1:16 pm

Effective March 29, 2021, California employers must provide employees with supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) for various COVID-related absences in addition to paid time off benefits employees receive by law or policy, e.g., non-COVID paid sick leave or vacation. The new law applies retroactively to January 1, 2021, and is effective through September 30, 2021. Here is a summary of key provisions, which are outlined in the linked notice from California’s Department of Industrial Relations.

80 hours for full time and prorated for less than full time

All employees (except rehired annuitants and in part for work study students)

Reasons for Leave Usage:

For additional information or if you have questions, please contact Ms. Griselda Marquez, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, at