May 05, 2021

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 paid leave benefits, as well as guidance addressing how existing paid leave benefits apply during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest updates to this GRIST cover certain California cities’ mandates for grocery and drug store workers to get paid leave for COVID-19 vaccines and supplemental hazard pay. In addition, Washington has temporarily eased eligibility criteria for paid family and medical leave, while several other jurisdictions have issued guidance on workplace vaccination policies. Download the print-friendly PDF to read the full 51-page issue. 

Katharine Marshall
by Katharine Marshall

Principal, Mercer's Law & Policy Group

Catherine Stamm
by Catherine Stamm

Principal, Mercer’s Law & Policy Group

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