Newsom Extends COVID-19 Paid Family Sick Leave

Governor Newsom signed legislation extending COVID-19 paid family sick leave and additional small business relief. SB 114 requires covered employers to provide up to 80 hours of paid family sick leave (reinstating the supplemental paid sick leave a la 2020). Small businesses with fewer than 25 employees are exempt, however the bill is retroactive to January 1, 2022 and extends through September 30, 2022. SB 113 provides $6.1 billion in tax relief and grants for small businesses, including $150 million to fund waitlisted applicants for the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program.


You can read this helpful summary on what employers need to know about supplemental sick leave here.