New COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law Retroactively Expands California Employer Obligations

New COVID-19 legislation continues to roll out in California. On March 19, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 95, requiring payment during leaves due to certain COVID-19-related reasons for both private and public employers. The bill, designated as emergency legislation, takes effect March 29, 2021, but applies retroactively to January 1, 2021.

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