Placer County’s latest FAQ guide for employees - August 2021
Placer County is providing 2021 COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave (CPSL) effective March 29, 2021 - September 30, 2021
Employees can request CPSL time off in person or in writing. They may ask their department liaisons, supervisors, or HR staff to complete the request on their behalf. Additionally, while employees may see their available CPSL balance in Workday, they may not use those hours until they have been requested and approved for use.
5. What does it mean for a child’s school or place of care to be closed or unavailable due to COVID-19 on the premises?
This means that a child’s classroom in school or place of care has been closed after concern that a person who had been present on the school or daycare premises on or after January 1, 2021, was exposed to, or had contracted, COVID-19. This does not include caring for a child whose school or daycare was closed before January 1, 2021. If the school or daycare was closed on or after January 1, 2021, it must have been due to a closure, or partial closure, making the care unavailable due to COVID-19 on the premises.
8. What time period does 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Cover?
January 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021. Although the law was signed on March 19, 2021, the requirement for an employer to provide 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave does not start until March 29, 2021. Beginning on March 29, the requirement to provide 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave goes back to January 1, 2021, which means that covered employees who took qualifying leave between January 1, 2021 and March 28, 2021, can request payment for that leave if it was not paid by the employer in the amount that is required under this law.
24. Where can a covered employee file a claim if the covered employee was not allowed to use or was not paid for 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave?