A primary goal of this Report is to highlight the myriad and overlapping labor and employment issues that arise as the workplace transforms, and the imperative that successful solutions will require significant cross-disciplinary collaboration.
On March 19, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 95, which creates new Labor Code section 248.2 and mandates that employers provide employees with supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) for various COVID-related absences.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 extends tax credits for private employers with 499 or fewer U.S. employees that voluntarily decide to provide emergency paid sick and/or family leave according to the otherwise-expired FFCRA leave provisions.
On February 23, 2021, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment issued revisions to the Wage Protection Rules relating to Colorado employers’ paid sick leave obligations under the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.
The Sonoma County, California Board of Supervisors recently enacted an urgency ordinance that, effective immediately, expands coverage under its emergency paid sick leave ordinance while clarifying and/or amending leave and notice requirements.