SB 114 - 2022 COVID-19-Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

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A message from:
Board of Supervisors
Susan S. Muranishi, County Administrator

February 18, 2022

On February 9, 2022, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 114 ("SB 114") into law, titled 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave ("2022 SPSL"). SB 114 takes effect on February 19, 2022, and provides up to 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave for qualifying COVID-19 related reasons. This newly enacted 2022 SPSL benefit applies retroactively to January 1, 2022, and sunsets on September 30, 2022.

Similar to the 2021 SPSL, the 2022 SPSL applies to employees who are unable to work or telework due to a qualifying COVID-19 related reason. Additionally, the 2022 SPSL benefit allows employees to use this leave to care for family members. Family members are defined to include children, parents, spouses, registered domestic partners, grandparents, grandchildren, and siblings.

Your Agency/Department Human Resources staff are available to answer any questions about this benefit. As an added resource for you, we have attached the 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Summary (Attachment 1), as well as the Department of Industrial Relations 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Poster (Attachment 2) related to this benefit.

We hope this benefit will offer our employees some additional financial relief during this health emergency and provide time for you to obtain your COVID-19 vaccination or booster.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to a healthy workforce and safe workplace.