As discussed in our prior blog, Governor Newsom signed SB 114 into law, which requires California employers with 26 or more employees to provide up to 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave for qualifying COVID-19-related reasons (“2022 SPSL”). Among the requirements of SB 114 is the requirement to post a notice in the workplace or distribute it electronically such as through email. The Labor Commissioner has released the notice that is now available on its website (see “COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave 2022”). Employers can also use this link to download the notice in English and/or in Spanish. Employers should continue to monitor the website in the event the Labor Commissioner publishes the notice in other languages.
The Labor Commissioner is expected to publish its Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) relating to SB 114. However, at the time of publication of this blog, the FAQs were not available.
Employers should review and continue to monitor the Labor Commissioner’s Guide to COVID-19 Related Frequently Asked Questions webpage for updated guidance on the new leave requirement.