Sep. 30, 2022 – Update: This bill has been signed into law.
On August 31, the California Legislature passed AB-152. This bill extends California’s Covid Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) law from September 30, 2022, to December 31, 2022.
As of the date of this posting, the Governor has not yet signed the bill. However, if it is not signed within 30 days, the bill will take effect. What does this mean for you?
What You Need to Do
Currently, your Datatech software is set to stop printing Covid Leave Hours Used on employee check stubs with pay periods that start after September 30, 2022.
You must update your Datatech Software in order to remain compliant if the law passes. If you do not have the latest update, pay periods starting in October will no longer print the Covid Leave Hours Used on employee check stubs. This could lead to heavy fines.
The latest update will extend the printing of Covid Leave Used Hours on employee checks stubs to December 31, 2022.
Go to Tools > Check for Updates to download the latest update. No further action is required.
Do Employees Receive Additional Hours?
While employers with more than 25 employees are required to provide SPSL for an additional three months, it is important to note:
- This does not mean employees are entitled to a new bucket of leave hours.
- It also does not change the qualifying reasons employees may use SPSL.
It is simply extending the time-period employees are able to use SPSL by three months.
The bill does, however, include small business (26-49 employees) grants to assist in covering the cost of the SPSL.
The California Farm Labor Contractor Association recently held a webinar on the extension.
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