Bloomberg Law
Feb. 9, 2022, 7:18 PM

Paid Covid Leave Granted to California Workers Through September

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent

California employers starting Feb. 19 must provide up to two weeks of paid Covid-19 leave under legislation Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Wednesday.

The labor-backed bill (S.B. 114) restores expired paid-leave requirements for companies with more than 25 employees. Employers can require documentation from workers before paying the leave, which must be made immediately available on the employees’ request.

“This is what it looks like when everyone works together and rows in the same direction,” Newsom (D) said at a signing ceremony at a restaurant in Alameda County.

The bill passed the state Assembly 55–7 on Feb. 7, and ...

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