Updated: August 12, 2022
2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
Effective February 19, 2022, California employers must provide employees with supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) for various COVID-related absences in addition to paid time off benefits employees receive by law or policy, e.g., non-COVID paid sick leave or vacation. The new law applies retroactively to January 1, 2022, and is effective through September 30, 2022. The Chancellor’s Office extended the program’s deadline to December 31, 2022. Here is a summary of key provisions, which are outlined in the linked notice from California’s Department of Industrial Relations .
All employees (except rehired annuitants and work study students)
40 hours / 5 days for full time and prorated for less than full time for the following reasons:
- Employee is subject to an isolation or quarantine order from the appropriate agency
- Employee has been advised by a health care provider to isolate or quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19
- The employee is attending an appointment for themselves OR for a family member to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or a vaccine booster*
- The employee is experiencing symptoms OR caring for a family member experiencing symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine booster that prevents the employee from being able to work or telework*
- The employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis.
- The employee is caring for a family member who is subject to a COVID-19 quarantine or isolation period or has been advised by a healthcare provided to quarantine due to COVID-19.
- The employee is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19 on the premises.
*SPSL requested for these reasons is limited to 3 days / 24 hours. Verification from a health care provided to use SPSL for these reasons beyond 3 days / 24 hours must be provided.
An additional 40 hours / 5 days for full time and prorated for less than full time for the following reason:
- The employee has tested positive for COVID-19, or a family member that is under their care has tested positive for COVID-19.
The forms can be downloaded on the HRDI Forms website. For additional information or if you have questions, please contact Ms. Griselda Marquez, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ms. Kelynn Dickey at (657) 278-5333 or email@example.com.