California Lawmakers Approve 2022 COVID-19 Sick Leave

Source: Associated Press & ABC 10

The California Legislature has approved a bill requiring workers receive up to two weeks of paid time off if they get sick from the coronavirus. 

Employees are entitled to 40 hours of PTO going back to January, but this time, there's no federal money to offset the cost. Asm. Vince Fong (R), Vice Chair of the Budget Committee, said without help from the federal government, the cost could be troublesome.

.... Chairman Phil Ting (D) said he recognizes that burden.

“I do want to align myself with some of the comments my vice chair made to ensure that the small businesses who definitely need financial relief, get that relief," Ting said. "We were not able to get that into this proposal. But something that we continue to talk about. We really would love to see that in the June budget proposal.”