Employers must provide sick leave to employees in conformity with Labor Code 246[ED13] which sets forth California’s default minimum sick time accrual rate. It requires that an employee accrue sick leave at a rate of no less than 1 hour of sick leave for each 30 hours worked. For employees who are exempt from overtime laws and do not have a limited schedule, sick leave, pursuant to this statute, will accrue as though they worked a 40 hour week.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is comprised of 2 parts. On part is the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA[ED14] ). The EPSLA allows 2 additional weeks of paid sick days Between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 for an employee who is:
- Subject to a quarantine or isolation order (Health related, not merely a shelter in place) 100% of regular pay rate up to $511 per day or $5100 overall; or,
- Advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine; or, 100% of regular pay rate up to $511 per day or $5100 overall; or,
- Has symptoms of Covid-19 and is seeking a diagnosis 100% of regular pay rate up to $511 per day or $5100 overall; or,
- Employee is caring for an individual subject to quarantine, isolation or advised to self-quarantine. 100% of regular pay rate up to $200 per day or $2000 overall; or,
- Caring for a child whose school or care provider is closed or unavailable due to Covid-19. 2/3 of regular pay rate up to $200 per day.
- Employer must have 50 or more employees within 75 miles of the workplace;
- Employee must have been employed at workplace for at least 12 months; and
- Employee must have worked a minimum of 1250 hours in the last 12 months.
- To care for employees own serious medical condition (symptomatic Covid-19 would likely qualify),
- To care for a spouse, child or parent’s serious medical condition;
- The birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child.
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