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.

Bill Developments

June 18, 2020: Passed the Assembly Floor
June 3, 2020: Approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee
February 21, 2020: Bill introduced

Sponsors

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

Authors

Assemblymembers Ash Kalra and Lorena Gonzalez

Status

Active

Session

20191-2020

Bill number

Position

Support