Most of California is currently subject to the state’s Regional Stay at Home Order and  COVID-19 cases surging around the state. Meanwhile, federal and state supplemental paid sick leave benefits available to employees in California will soon expire.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), which includes paid sick leave obligations for employers with less than 500 employees, is set to expire on December 31, 2020. California’s recently enacted statewide supplemental paid sick leave law will also expire on  December 31. As of now, neither has been extended beyond the current expiration date.

Some local governments, however, have taken steps to continue their local supplemental sick leave ordinances into the coming year:

Other localities, such as the City of Los Angeles and the City of Long Beach, have ordinances that already continue into 2021.

Jackson Lewis continues to monitor local, state, and federal legislation pertaining to COVID-19. If you have questions about supplemental paid sick leave or other employment concerns related to COVID-19, contact a Jackson Lewis attorney to discuss.