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Los Angeles County Amends Covid-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ordinance.

On January 26, 2021, in light of the expiration of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), Los Angeles County has amended the prior Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (“SPSL”) Ordinance, which previously only applied to employers with 500 or more employees nationwide, to now apply to both large and small private employers, regardless of size. This means that all employers are to offer SPSL benefits to all employees who perform any work within the unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County.

Under this Ordinance, full-time employees will be eligible to receive a maximum of 80 hours and part-time employees will receive a two-week equivalent of SPSL for qualifying reasons related to Covid-19. However, if an employee has already exhausted available leave either under FFCRA or SPSL, an employee is not entitled to receive additional SPSL leave despite the expansion of this Ordinance.

To learn more about SPSL and how it affects your business, and to ensure you have California compliant Covid-19 policies in place as required by law, please contact the Employer Lawyers at Chauvel & Glatt.


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