Covid-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL)

Effective February 20, 2022, SB 114 requires most employers in California, including ABC Unified School District, to provide up to 80 hours of Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) to eligible employees. Part time staff are entitled to the number of hours they would usually work in a two-week period.  Employees will be paid at their regular rate while taking SPSL, capped at $511 per day.  SB 114 is effective retroactive to January 1, 2022 (ABC Unified will apply this leave retroactive to October 1, 2021) and expires on September 30, 2022.  

 

Eligible employees will be paid up to 80 hours of SPSL, however from October 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, employees may qualify using the 2021 SB95 qualifying reasons; and from July 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022, employees may qualify using the 2022 SB114 qualifying reasons. 

 
For leaves from October 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022

2021 SB95 - SPSL Qualifying Reasons: SPSL is available to employees who cannot work or telework due to any of the following reasons:

  1. The employee is subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 as defined by an order or guidelines of the State Department of Public Health, the CDC, or a local health officer with jurisdiction over the workplace,
  2. The employee has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19,
  3. The employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis,
  4. The employee is caring for a family member who is subject to a quarantine or isolation order or guidelines, or who has been advised to self-quarantine by a healthcare provider,
  5. The employee is attending an appointment to receive a vaccine for protection against contracting COVID-19,
  6. The employee is experiencing symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine that prevent the employee from being able to work or telework, or
  7. The employee is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19 on the premises.
For leaves from July 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022

2022 SB114 - SPSL Qualifying Reasons: SPSL is available to employees who cannot work or telework due to any of the following reasons:

 

Reasons eligible for up to 40 hours of paid sick leave at your normal pay.

(A)  I am subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 as defined by an order or guidance of the State Department of Public Health, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a local public health officer who has jurisdiction over the workplace.  (If the covered employee is subject to more than one of the foregoing, the covered employee shall be permitted to use COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave for the minimum quarantine or isolation period under the order or guidance that provides for the longest such minimum period.)

(B)  I have been advised by a health care provider to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19.

(C)  I am attending an appointment for me or a family member to receive a vaccine or a vaccine booster for protection against COVID-19. (For each vaccination or vaccine booster, upto to 3 days or 24 hours unless the employee provides verification from a health care provider that the covered employee or their family member is continuing to experience symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine booster.)

(D) I am experiencing symptoms, or caring for a family member experiencing symptoms, related to a COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine booster that prevent me from being able to work or telework.

(E)  I am experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis.

(F)  I am caring for a family member who is subject to an order or guidance described in (A) or who has been advised to isolate or quarantine, as described in (B).

(G)  I am caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19 on the premises.

 

Reason eligible for up to an additional 40 hours of paid sick leave at your normal pay.

(H)  I have tested positive for COVID-19. (You must submit an employer-provided test on or after the fifth day after the initial positive test date/date of start of symptoms.)

(I)   A family member for whom I am providing care tested positive for COVID-19. (You must submit documentation of the family member’s positive test result.)

 

If you feel that you may have a situation that qualifies for SPSL, or have had a situation between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022 that qualified for SPSL, please report to your immediate supervisor and submit the appropriate SPSL Leave of Absence Request Form.

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