Recently, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a trio of new COVID-19-related employment laws. Together, they: (1) require employers with 500 or more employees, and health care employers with fewer than 500 employees, to provide their California employees with up to 80 hours of COVID-19-related supplemental paid sick leave; (2) create a presumption that employees’ COVID-19-related illnesses or deaths are covered injuries for purposes of workers’ compensation under certain circumstances; and (3) create new notice and recordkeeping requirements with respect to COVID-19 cases in the workplace. Each of these new laws is discussed below.
30 Sep '20