To alleviate some of the economic strain on employees unable to work due to COVID-19, some state and local authorities have implemented new paid leave requirements. Other jurisdictions have modified existing leave laws or benefit programs to accommodate employees’ needs during the pandemic. This GRIST provides brief summaries of the new state and local COVID-19 paid leave benefits, as well as guidance addressing how existing paid leave benefits apply during the pandemic.
The latest update covers California’s revised Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards and San Francisco’s new ordinance requiring paid leave during a public health emergency. In addition, Colorado recently reminded employers that the state’s supplemental paid sick leave mandate remains in effect during the COVID-19 public health emergency. New York has extended paid leave for COVID-19 vaccination through Dec. 31, 2023, while Pittsburgh’s temporary COVID-19 paid sick leave mandate has expired.
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