Labor Commissioner’s COVID-19 Guidance and Resources
COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ended on December 31, 2022
From January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, California required most employers to provide workers up to 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave for COVID-19 reasons. Employers with 26 or more employees during this period had to provide this paid time off for workers who needed to stay home due to COVID-19 illness, exposure, caring for a family member, a COVID test or vaccine, recovering from side effects and more. If a worker took unpaid time off due to COVID-19 in 2022, they should be paid for these sick leave hours. More information is available in the Labor Commissioner's frequently asked questions.
California’s labor laws require employers to pay employees at least the minimum wage, provide meal and rest breaks, pay overtime, and provide paid sick leave. The Labor Commissioner’s Office has posted the following resources to help workers and employers be aware of and comply with changes in the law regarding supplemental paid sick leave during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Labor Commissioner’s Office has information on how to report labor law violations, educational materials on paid sick leave and other COVID-19 related resources below. We recommend workers and employers review these so that they are aware of their rights and responsibilities under the law.