Los Angeles County Sick Leave

“Recommendation as submitted by Supervisors Hahn and Solis: Approve an interim urgency ordinance requiring employers with over 500 employees nationally and located within the unincorporated areas of the County to provide 80 hours of paid, supplemental sick leave for full-time employees and an amount no greater than two weeks pay for part-time employees for COVID-19-related reasons, for the term of the emergency, to ensure that workers who have symptoms can stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 without an impact to their livelihood, consistent with the recently enacted Families First Act that addresses supplemental sick leave in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and other State and Federal codes and regulations; and direct the Chief Executive Officer, in consultation and collaboration with County Counsel, the Directors of Consumer and Business Affairs, Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services and other relevant Departments, and considering feedback from both labor and business representatives, to report back to the Board prior to the May 12, 2020 Board meeting with draft ordinance language providing for “right of recall” and “worker retention”Business and Wage Regulations to constitute the Los Angeles County COVID-19 Worker Protection Ordinance, which establishes supplemental paid sick leave for employees at businesses that employ 500 or more employees nationwide, in response to the pandemic COVID-19 public health crisis; this interim urgency ordinance will take immediate effect upon approval by at least a four-fifths vote of the Board, and will expire on December 31, 2020”

Date Announced: 4/24/20

Meeting Date: 4/28/20

Implementation Date: 4/28/20

Expiration Date: 12/31/20

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