Governor Newsom signed into law SB 95, on 3/19/21, codified as Labor Code Section 248.2.  This New Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) for COVID-19 is broader and retroactive to 1/1/2021. It applies to employers with 26 or more employees, public and private.   The result is that far more employers are covered than those covered by the 2020 COVID-19 SPSL.

Additionally, LC 248.2  allows employees to use leave to care for family members, something for which SPSL 2020 did not provide. Family member is defined to include a child, grandchild, grandparent, parent, sibling, or spouse.

Stay tuned for forthcoming detailed update from Hanna Brophy.