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COVID19 Paid Sick Leave FAQ Part 1

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office 新型冠狀病毒: 加洲勞工部法律問與答

Can an employee use California Paid Sick Leave due to COVID-19 illness?


Yes. If the employee has paid sick leave available, the employer must provide such leave and compensate the employee under California paid sick leave laws. 是的,根據加州帶薪病假法,若是員工仍有帶薪假,雇主須批准員工使用權。

Paid sick leave can be used for absences due to illness, the diagnosis, care or treatment of an existing health condition or preventative care for the employee or the employee’s family member. 帶薪病假可用於:因病請假、病情診斷、護理治療、自主隔離或是需要照顧家庭成員。

Preventative care may include self-quarantine as a result of potential exposure to COVID-19 if quarantine is recommended by civil authorities. In addition, there may be other situations where an employee may exercise their right to take paid sick leave, or an employer may allow paid sick leave for preventative care. For example, where there has been exposure to COVID-19 or where the worker has traveled to a high risk area. 預防性護理包含由民事局建議的自主隔離,因接觸新型冠狀病毒患者而需自主隔離,在其他情況下員工也能行使使用帶薪病假的權力,且雇主也可允許員工使用帶薪病假於自主隔離上。

If an employee exhausts sick leave, can other paid leave be used?


Yes, if an employee does not qualify to use paid sick leave, or has exhausted sick leave, other leave may be available. If there is a vacation or paid time off policy, an employee may choose to take such leave and be compensated provided that the terms of the vacation or paid time off policy allows for leave in this circumstance. 是的,如果員工沒有資格使用帶薪病假或已經用完病假,則可以使用其他休假。如果有休假或帶薪休假政策,則僱員可以選擇休假並獲得補償,前提是雇主允許在這種情況下允許休假。

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