The Sono­ma Emer­gency Paid Sick Leave ordi­nance is not only in effect for 2021 but it is enact­ed retroac­tive­ly to Jan­u­ary 1, 2021.  It remains in effect through Sep­tem­ber 30, 2021.

Essen­tial­ly, employ­ers are required to pro­vide 80 hours of paid leave for those work­ing 40 or more hours per week on a reg­u­lar basis (oth­er employ­ees worked as a pro­por­tion)  The amount may be off­set by what is already being pro­vid­ed employ­ees under the Cal­i­for­nia 2021 sup­ple­men­tal paid sick law.

If an employ­ee has at least 80 hours of accrued paid sick leave or 1260 hours of paid sick leave, vaca­tion and paid time off, as of June 8, 2021, they have met the require­ment.  If by this date the employ­ee has few­er than these min­i­mums, employ­ers must make up the deficiency.

From a prac­ti­cal stand­point, any employ­er with more than 25 employ­ees is already sub­ject to the Cal­i­for­nia law and this repli­cates it – those with few­er than 25 employ­ees will need to get up to speed on this law.