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:


News Brief header The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in real-world conditions.

The study found the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 twodose vaccines to be 90% effective at preventing infections two weeks after the second vaccine dose. Additionally, the study found the vaccines to be 80% effective at preventing infections two weeks after one dose. The study was conducted on 3,950 health care personnel, first responders and other essential and frontline workers who completed weekly COVID-19 testing for 13 consecutive weeks.


This article is for parents and caregivers who are concerned about COVID-19 in their children and teens. It compiles expert guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and provides helpful links that may be of use to caregivers.


While fewer children have been sick with COVID-19 compared to adults, children can be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, get sick from COVID-19 and spread the virus that causes COVID-19 to others. Like adults, children who have COVID-19, but have no symptoms (asymptomatic), can still spread the virus to others.


Legal Update Header On March 23, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is extending access to a special enrollment period (SEP) through Exchanges on the federal www.HealthCare.gov platform due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Originally available through May 15, 2021, the extended SEP provides three additional months for enrollment, allowing eligible individuals to enroll in Exchange coverage through Aug. 15, 2021.


Vaccinations are a critical way to keep yourself and the public at large healthy.

However, vaccinations often come with questions, particularly for new diseases. This article helps answer some of those questions, compiling expert guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Before Getting Your Vaccine

It’s important to know whether the COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for you before making any further decisions. This CDC webpage explains who should be vaccinated first. Use the link to see the specific rollout timeline for your state, as it will vary by location. It’s also worth doing a little research on the available vaccines, including how they work and their benefits.