AB 3216 addresses the urgent need to enable California to recover from COVID-19, prevent recurring outbreaks, and move toward economic recovery by allowing workers to care for themselves and their families. What does AB 3216 do?

  • Provides 10 days of emergency paid sick leave to all California workers during a state of emergency;
  • Expands job-protected family and pregnancy leave to all employees during a state of emergency, regardless of employer size;
  • Provides for an additional 12 weeks of job-protected emergency leave, for a total of 24 weeks, to care for your own serious health condition, a family member’s serious health condition, or care for a family member when a school or care facilities has been closed;
  • Provides a right of recall and retention for workers who have been laid off in the heavily COVID-impacted industries of hotels, airport hospitality, event centers, and building services.


ACLU of California, Legal Aid at Work, California Employment Lawyers Association, Equal Rights Advocates, and California Work and Family Coalition


Assemblymembers Ash Kalra and Lorena Gonzalez





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