In California, regular Sick Leave and Paid Family Leave may supplement the leaves under FFCRA. Additionally, California also has the COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave law. The benefits and triggering events are similar to those of the FFCRA, but it applies to businesses that have 500 or more employees. The California COVID paid leave law does not exempt Health Care workers and Emergency Responders and does not grant paid leave for home child care or caring for an individual subject to COVID restrictions. The law covers Independent Contractors working in the Food Service Industry.
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