I read that the California COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave expired on Sept. 30, but I haven’t seen anything about the requirement to list the hours on the employee’s paystub. Do I still need to list the hours of the supplemental paid sick leave after Sept. 30, 2021?
You are correct that California’s 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave expired on Sept. 30, 2021. However, if an employee was on the leave on or before Sept. 30, you must continue to pay that employee under the government’s mandate until either the employee is able to return to work, or he/she has exhausted his/her available hours of the supplemental sick leave.
If you had an employee who used the supplemental sick leave after Sept. 30, then those hours paid under the law would be listed on the paystub (wage statement).
If your question pertains to the requirement that an employer list the “available” hours of supplemental sick leave on the wage statement, then the answer is different.
In that the government mandate expired on September 30, for all employees who were not actually using the supplemental paid sick leave as of that date, there were no available hours remaining.
Consequently, unless an employee was on the leave on or after Sept. 30, you no longer have to list the available hours because there were no hours available to the employees to use.
David Leporiere, HR Adviser, CalChamber
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