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Covid Paid Leave for California Workers Coming, Newsom Says (1)

Jan. 25, 2022, 6:58 PMUpdated: Jan. 25, 2022, 8:24 PM

California lawmakers will soon introduce a plan to reinstate paid leave for workers infected with Covid-19 through Sept. 30, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and legislative leaders said Tuesday.

The proposal comes as the highly-contagious omicron variant spreads through the state. Workers would be eligible for up to 80 hours of paid leave, which could be applied to sick days taken after Jan. 1.

“California’s ability to take early budget action will protect workers and provide real relief to businesses reeling from this latest surge,” Newsom, Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D), and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D) said in ...

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