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April 26, 2021: Online Tool From DWC, Offers Information On New 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law (SB 95)

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its California Labor Commissioner’s Office has launched a web-based tool in English and Spanish that offers key information on the new 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave law, Senate Bill No. 95, signed by Governor Newsom on March 19.  “The 2021 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave law provides workers up to 80 hours of paid sick leave if they or a family member are unable to work or telework due to COVID-19, including for vaccine-related reasons,” said Labor Commissioner Lilia García-Brower. ”We designed this tool so workers and their employers can get information on workers’ paid sick leave options.”


The navigator tool, helps workers and employers confirm eligibility for COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave by answering a few, short simple questions.  Workers and employers need not provide a name or other personal details to determine eligibility.

Workers can find information on:

  • Required circumstances for taking COVID-19 leave
  • How to request paid sick leave from your employer
  • Where to file a claim if you were not paid for leave
  • What rights you have as a covered employee

Employers can find information on:

  • When must employers pay COVID-19 sick leave
  • Calculating leave time for full-time and part-time employees
  • Requirements for informing employees about the new law
  • How to calculate and list paid leave on pay stubs
The web-based tool may be accessed here

Debra S. Tobias

Debra S. Tobias
Managing Partner, Professional Development

Oxnard (Westlake Village)
Phone: (805) 604-1816