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Governor Newsom signs bill ensuring access to paid sick leave for every California employee

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 10, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation that extends critical paid sick days protections to California’s workforce.
Governor Gavin Newsom
California   Governor Gavin Newsom
Building on historic early action to expand paid sick days to employees in the food sector at the beginning of this crisis, this legislation means that every California employee that has been exposed to or tests positive for coronavirs will have access to paid sick days for the rest of the 2020 calendar year.

Topics: Newsom

AB 1867, a budget trailer bill, closes the gaps in paid sick days provided in federal law and the Governor’s Executive Order by including employers with over 500 employees and public and private employers of first responders and health care employees who opted not to cover their employees under federal law.

The bill also allows California’s Labor Commissioner to cite workplaces for a lack of paid sick days, a critical enforcement tool that will promote safety for employees and customers alike.