This week, the California Legislature is considering the adoption of Assembly Bill (“AB”) 84, which would reauthorize COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (“SPSL”). If passed, the bill would require that most employers in the state provide paid sick leave to employees for certain reasons related to COVID-19.

 

Earlier this week, the State Senate adopted AB 84, and it is anticipated that the Assembly will do so on Thursday. After the bill’s final passage, Governor Newsom is expected to act quickly to enact the bill into law.

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore attorneys are actively monitoring the legislation and will provide a comprehensive analysis of the bill, its specific operation, and interaction with other COVID-19 related obligations when it is finally adopted.  Given the complexity of the bill, we also anticipate conducting a webinar to help you to administer the bill’s leave provisions.  Look for additional information about the webinar later this month.