California Enacts New COVID Paid Sick Leave Requirement for Employers With at Least 25 Employees; Workplace Poster About This Leave Should be Posted by March 29, 2021


By Monday, March 29th, all California employers with at least 25 employees must provide COVID-19 related sick leave and must post this poster in a conspicuous place at their workplace. If employees do not frequent a workplace, employers can distribute the posted electronically, e.g., by email. Under the new law, paid sick leave applies retroactively to January 1, 2021, which means employers may have to compensate employees for sick leave they've already taken. The federal government extended the tax refund available for this sick leave in the recent $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act.

If you have questions about how this applies to any of your employees, please contact Ross Schwartz, Dick Semerdjian, Kevin Cauley, Sarah Evans or John Schena.