Expanded Federal Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family Leave Obligations For Employees Affected by COVID-19 Explained

California Workplace & Employment Law Blog

03/28/2020

Expanded Federal Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family Leave Obligations For Employees Affected by COVID-19 Explained

Leaves of Absence, Paid Sick Leave

On March 18, the federal government passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA consists of several different parts, including the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA). The FFCRA is designed to help employees by providing paid sick and family leave for reasons related to COVID-19, that will be dollar-for-dollar reimbursed by the federal government through a refundable tax credit to employers.

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06/22/2017

The City of Los Angeles’ Paid Sick Leave Law Is In Effect For All Employers As Of July 1, 2017

CA Employee Handbooks, Leaves of Absence, Paid Sick Leave, Vacation & Paid Time Off (PTO)

The City of Los Angeles’s paid sick leave ordinance went into effect for employers with 26 or more employees last July. The City’s sick leave law takes effect for employers with 25 or fewer employees on July 1, 2017. Under the City’s ordinance, employees are entitled to take up to 48 hours of sick leave annually, which is double the amount provided for by California’s paid sick leave law.

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