California Senate Sends Covid-19 Paid-Leave Bill to Governor

March 18, 2021, 5:50 PM

Millions of California workers would get two weeks of paid leave if they’re recovering from Covid-19, seeking a vaccination, or coping with other virus-related concerns, under a bill state lawmakers approved Thursday.

The state Senate voted 29-8 in favor of the measure, (S.B. 95), which would cover employees at workplaces with more than 25 workers, after the Assembly had signed off on it, 57-19, on Monday. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is expected to sign the legislation.

The legislation, from state Senate Budget Committee Chair Nancy Skinner (D) would provide full-time workers at qualifying businesses with 80 hours of ...

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