Legal Update Header On May 18, 2021, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance requiring all private employers to provide paid leave for employees in unincorporated Los Angeles County for the purpose of receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.

The ordinance became effective immediately and is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2021. The leave requirement expires Aug. 31, 2021.


Legal Update Header As of Apr. 16, 2021, certain employers are required to give preference to rehiring and retaining employees displaced by COVID-19 when filling new positions.

This new law applies to hotels, private clubs, event centers, airport hospitality operations, airport service providers and enterprises that provide building service to office, retail or other commercial buildings. The law expires Dec. 31, 2024.


HR Compliance Bulletin header image Under a new law, California employers with more than 25 employees must provide up to 80 new hours of supplemental paid sick leave for specific COVID-19-related reasons.

The leave requirement takes effect March 29, 2021, but is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2021.

Reasons for Leave

Employees may take leave if they cannot work or telework because of: