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CALIFORNIA CORONAVIRUS SICK LEAVE

Cities and Counties Expanding Paid Leave Benefits


With the pandemic persisting in California, local governments continue to issue emergency ordinances for workers to supplement Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) benefits.

Since our last posting — California Coronavirus Response, Updated – Cities and Counties Requiring Paid Sick Leave Above and Beyond Federal Limits (July 23, 2020) — we count two more counties – Sacramento and Sonoma — that have enacted their own emergency sick leave ordinances. As it stands:

City or County Covered Employers  Effective Date  Expiration Date   Other Resources
Emeryville* All employers regardless of size  April 1, 2020  December 31, 2020 Emeryville’s website
Long Beach Private employers with 500 or more employees nationwide  May 19, 2020  Until further notice Long Beach’s website
Los Angeles* Private employers with 500 or more employees within the city, or 2,000 or more nationwide  May 29, 2020  Until two calendar    weeks after the  expiration of the  COVID19 local      emergency period City of Los Angeles’ rules and regulations
Los Angeles County (unincorporated areas) Private employers with 500 or more employees nationwide  April 28, 2020  December 31, 2020 Los Angeles County’s website
Oakland Private employers regardless of size (except for those with fewer than 50 employees between February 3, 2020 and March 4, 2020)  May 12, 2020  December 31, 2020 Oakland’s website
City of Sacramento All employers with 500 or more employees nationwide  July 15, 2020  December 31, 2020 Sacramento City’s website
Sacramento County

 

Employers with 500 or more employees nationwide October 1, 2020 December 31, 2020 Sacramento County’s press release
City of San Diego* All employers regardless of size  April 28, 2020  Until further notice San Diego’s website
San Francisco City and County Private employers with 500 or more employees worldwide  April 17, 2020  Until further notice San Francisco’s FAQs

San Francisco’s Guidance

San Francisco’s Notice

San Jose Private employers with 500 or more employees and small businesses of 50 or fewer  April 7, 2020  December 31, 2020 San Jose’s Notice
San Mateo County Private employers with 500 or more employees within the United States  July 8, 2020  December 31, 2020 San Mateo County’s  FAQs
Santa Rosa All private employers regardless of size  July 7, 2020  December 31, 2020 Santa Rosa City’s website
Sonoma County Private employers with 500 or more employees nationwide August 18, 2020  December 31, 2020 Somona County’s website

*Ordinances for the cities of Emeryville, Los Angeles and San Diego require employers to allow covered employees to use any accrued sick leave benefits for COVID-19 related reasons.

Please check these links and other online resources for any updates.

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Cindy Bamforth
November 19, 2020

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