Paid Sick Leave for Employees

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State and local ordinances mandating paid COVID-19 sick leave expired in September, 2021. 

According to the California Department of Industrial Relations, if you work as an employee in California for at least 30 days in a year, you are probably covered, whether you are a full-time, part-time or temporary worker. California’s paid sick leave law gives workers sick time that can be used to:

  • Recover from physical/mental illness or injury
  • To seek medical diagnosis, treatment or preventative care
  • To care for a family member who is ill or needs medical diagnosis, treatment or preventative care
  • Self-isolate as a result of potential exposure to COVID-19

You can earn one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours worked. The sick leave that your employer is required to provide is limited to 24 hours or three days per year, whichever is more.

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Future legislation at the state, federal and/or local levels may change employees’ rights to sick leave. The County of Sonoma will update this page as laws change or are extended.