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Attn: California Part-Time Employees

2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Effective February 19, 2022 – California Part-Time Employee Notice

Covered employees in the public or private sectors who work for employers with 26 or more employees are entitled to up to 80 hours of 2022 COVID-19 related paid sick leave from January 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022, immediately upon an oral or written request to their employer, with up to 40 of those hours available only when an employee or family member tests positive for COVID-19.

Part-Time covered Employees: Part-time covered employees may take as leave up to the amount of
hours they work over two weeks, with half of those hours available only when they or a family member
test positive for COVID-19.

Payment: If an employee took leave for one of the reasons identified above between January 1, 2022
and February 19, 2022, and that leave was either unpaid or compensated at a rate less than the
employee’s regular rate of pay, the employee may also request a retroactive payment. Payment is at
the employee’s regular or usual rate of pay, not to exceed $511 per day and $5,110 in total.

Retaliation or discrimination against a covered employee requesting or using COVID-19
supplemental paid sick leave is strictly prohibited. A covered employee who experiences such
retaliation or discrimination can file a claim with the Labor Commissioner’s Office. Locate the nearest
district office by looking at the directory on our website using the alphabetical listing of cities, locations, and
communities or by calling 1-833-526-4636.

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