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07 Jul

July 2021: Los Angeles Revises COVID-19 Sick Leave Order

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Update Applicable to:
All employers in Los Angeles.

What happened?
On June 24, 2021, Mayor Garcetti revised the Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Due to COVID-19 (SPSL) Order.

What are the details?
The revised order is applicable to employers with either 500 or more employees in L.A. or 2,000 or more employees in the U.S.

The order now allows employees to use the Los Angeles SPSL to cover time off to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, including time to travel to and from the appointment as well as recovering from any symptoms. Secondly, the order now has an exemption that permits employers to require employees to verify their receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine. The order still generally prohibits employers from requiring a doctor’s note or other documentation to substantiate SPSL use.

The order can be read here.

An article on the order can be read here.

What do employers need to do?
Employers should review their leave policies and make any needed changes to ensure they are in compliance with the updated order.

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