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California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Extended Through 2022

MSK Client Alert
October 6, 2022

On September 29, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (“AB”) 152 into law. AB 152 was signed immediately before the expiration of its predecessor, Senate Bill (“SB”) 114, which provided Covid-19 supplemental paid sick leave (“SPSL”) through September 30, 2022.

Effective September 30, 2022, AB 152 extends the obligations and entitlements of California’s SPSL law to December 31, 2022. Of note, the extension of SPSL under AB 152 does not provide for additional or new leave for employees (or otherwise create new obligations for employers). Rather, employees who have not used their entire “bank” of SPSL hours in 2022 will have access to any remaining SPSL through December 31, 2022.

Much remains the same between the recently expired SB 114 and newly enacted AB 152...

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