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Governor Newsom Announces Deal to Provide COVID-19 Sick Pay Through September

Press Release

by ECT

SACRAMENTO – Amid the national surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant, Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today announced that they have reached an agreement on a framework to ensure employees continue to have access to COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave through September 30, 2022:

“California’s ability to take early budget action will protect workers and provide real relief to businesses reeling from this latest surge. Throughout this pandemic, we have come together to address the immediate impacts COVID-19 continues to have on millions of California families, both at home and at work. By extending sick leave to frontline workers with COVID and providing support for California businesses, we can help protect the health of our workforce, while also ensuring that businesses and our economy are able to thrive. We will continue to work to address additional needs of small businesses through the budget – they are the backbone of our communities and continue to be impacted by COVID-19.”

Early budget actions will also include restoring business tax credits, including research and development credits and net operating losses, that were limited during the COVID-19 Recession; tax relief for recipients of federal relief grants for restaurants and shuttered venues; and additional funding for the Small Business Covid-19 Relief Grant Program. The framework includes significant funding to bolster testing capacity, accelerate vaccination and booster efforts, support frontline workers, strengthen the health care system, and battle misinformation.

Note per Governor Gavin Newsom:

California is coming together to support employers AND employees. That means: – Extending paid sick leave – Tax relief for small businesses – More grant $$ for businesses impacted by COVID This framework will help keep CA healthy and our economy moving.

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Pacman Jan 25, 2022 - 7:29 pm

Which will unexplainably be extended through November 1, 2022. Stay at home, get paid, and vote early and often.

3henry21 Jan 26, 2022 - 9:15 pm

Sorry… but this one of the reason why there is a shortage of workers. Where is the motivation to go back to work when you kickback your heels. These programs do have good intent, but the lack of competent oversight/administration makes them a wasteful give away. Need an example? Look at how many millions of dollars have been lost through the EDD due to rampant fraud.

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