California to extend COVID-19 paid sick leave, no tax credits for employers

Jamie JosephThe Epoch TimesSACRAMENTO, Calif.— In a deal between Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers, California is expected to pass another mandatory COVID-19 paid sick leave package for businesses with more than 26 employees, retroactive to Jan. 1.Senate Bill 114 passed the state Assembly Feb. 7, while a mirror version of the legislation, Assembly Bill 84, is making its way through the state Senate.The proposed framework, written by the governor, Senate President Pro Tem Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, will provide up to 80 hours of paid sick leave for all COVID-19 related work absences for full-time employees. Part-time employees will be granted paid sick leave based on the median hours they’ve worked in a typical workweek.The bil
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