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California Relief Program Opens for Employers Who Paid COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) in 2022

26 Jun


Update Applicable to:

Small businesses that paid Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) in 2022 to California employees

What happened?

Last year Governor Newsom signed AB-152 into law, which provided for a grant program for certain businesses to offset the costs of providing SPSL. The program is now open.

What are the details?

Program Overview

The California Small Business and Nonprofit COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Relief Grant Program will award grants to “qualified small businesses and nonprofits” on a first-come, first-served basis to assist qualified small businesses and nonprofits that have incurred costs for COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave following Sections 248.6 and 248.7  of the California Labor Code. Grant awards can only be used for reimbursement of COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave provided between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022. Applicants must provide proof of employee payroll records that verify all COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave provided by the applicant following the requirements of the above sections of the California Labor Code that match the amount of the grant request.

Eligibility Requirements

For more information, please see the links below:

California Grant Website

Full Program Guide

Article 1, Article 2

What do employers need to do?

Employers should review the eligibility requirements to see if they qualify and also review the program guide above for further information.

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