COVID-19–related paid sick leave mandate bills introduced

If enacted, AB 84/SB 114 would require California employers with more than 25 employees to provide up to 80 hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave to employees retroactive to January 1, 2022, until September 30, 2022. This is in addition to the mandated 24 hours of regular paid sick leave already required under California law.

The bill does not provide any California tax benefits or other compensation to employers for providing these benefits, and the federal credit for COVID-19–related paid sick leave benefits expired at the end of 2021. Unless the federal credit is extended, it would not be available to California employers who provide these benefits.

The bills contain identical language and are part of the legislative deal worked out with the Governor and legislative leaders that is expected to pass.

The text of the bills as introduced can be found at:

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