Labor Commissioner’s COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Effective February 19, 2022 – retroactive to January 1, 2022.

2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave provides covered employees up to 80 hours of COVID-19 related paid leave. Up to 40 of those hours can be used for isolation and quarantine, receiving vaccines and caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed. The additional 40 hours are available only when an employee, or family member for whom the employee provides care, tests positive for COVID-19. Read more about this supplemental paid sick leave that is available in 2022 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.