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FAQ Topic: COVID-19 SPSL 2022 FAQ's

How is pay determined while on SPSL?

Compensation is based on the employee’s regular rate of pay, excluding overtime, capped at $511 per day ($5,110 in total).  If an employee’s regular compensation exceeds $511 per day, the employee may elect to supplement the SPSL maximum pay amount with other accrued paid leaves to make up the difference in pay.

If I test positive, do I need to retest to return to work?

Employees receiving SPSL after a positive COVID test are required to test on day five, following the initial positive test.  If you test negative for COVID-19 on or after day five and do not present COVID-19 symptoms, you may end your isolation period and return to work.  HR will provide a rapid test upon request … Continued

What if I test Positive for COVID? I don’t see that listed in 1-7 above.

In addition to the leave amounts described above, SB 114 also grants employees a separate “leave bank” of SPSL if the covered employee tests positive for COVID-19, or is caring for a family member (child, a parent, spouse, registered domestic partner, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling) who tested positive for COVID-19. In the case of a … Continued

For what reason can I request the new COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL)?

The law requires that covered employers provide SPSL to any employee who cannot work or telework due to symptom/quarantine/vaccine related to COVID-19 as noted below: 1. The employee is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19. 2. The employee been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine … Continued

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