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?
- Provide 7 days of emergency paid sick leave to all workers during a state of public health emergency;
- Provide 12 weeks of job-protected emergency family and medical leave for workers in a vulnerable population at high risk of severe illness and for workers who are subject to a quarantine order during a state of emergency;
- Provide 12 weeks of job-protected emergency family and medical leave to care for a child, parent, or spouse whose school or care facilities have been closed due to a state of emergency;
- Provides a right of recall and retention for workers who have been laid off in industries heavily impacted by COVID-19: hotels, airport hospitality, event centers, and building services.
June 18, 2020: Passed the Assembly Floor
June 3, 2020: Approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee
February 21, 2020: Bill introduced