COVID-19 Leaves of Absence

 
COVID-19 Related Leaves of Absence (Currently Available)
 
 
Senate Bill No. 95:  Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL)
Approved by Governor Gavin Newsom March 19, 2021, Effective March 29, 2021
Applies to qualifying leaves retroactive to January 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021
 
 
Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL)
Eligible covered employees may request a leave of absence related to COVID-19 under Senate Bill 95, which provides for up to eighty (80) hours of Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) for the following qualifying reasons:
 
  1. Employee is subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 as defined by an order or guidelines of the California State Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or a local health officer who has jurisdiction over the workplace.
  2. Employee has been advised by a health care provider to self quarantine due to any COVID-19 related concerns
  3. Employee is attending an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine that prevent the employee from being able to work or telework
  4. Employee is experiencing symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine that prevent the employee from being able to work or telework.
  5. Employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis.
  6. Employee is caring for a family member, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 245.5, who is subject to an order or guidelines described in subparagraph (A) or who has been advised to self-quarantine, as described in subparagraph (B).
  7. Employee is caring for a child, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 245.5, whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19 on the premises.
 
 
COVID-19 Related Leaves of Absence (Expired)

 
 
H.R. 6201:  Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on March 16, 2020, Passed by the U.S. Senate and signed into law on March 18, 2020
Applied to qualifying leaves from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 (Expired)
 
 
Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA)
Eligible covered employees could request a COVID-19 related leave of absence under H.R. 6201, which provided for up to eighty (80) hours of EPSLA for the following qualifying reasons:
 
  1. Employee was subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19;
  2. Employee had been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine related to COVID-19;
  3. Employee was experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and was seeking a medical diagnosis;
  4. Employee was caring for an individual subject to an order described in (1) or self-quarantine as described in (2);
  5. Employee was caring for a child whose school or place of care was closed (or child care provider is unavailable) for reasons related to COVID-19; or
  6. Employee was experiencing any other substantially-similar condition specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of Labor and Treasury.
 
Emergency Family & Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA)
Eligible covered employees could request to extend their leave for up to ten additional weeks if the employee was caring for a child whose school or place of care was closed (or child care provider is unavailable) for reasons related to COVID-19.
 
 
 
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Contact Information
 
Jeannette Tapia
Human Resources Specialist
(310) 419-2753