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File #: 20-930    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/25/2020 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 1
On agenda: 12/8/2020 Final action: 12/8/2020
Title: Adoption of an emergency ordinance amending the County's Emergency COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (Ordinance No. 4829) to clarify the Ordinance's integration with other laws and extend the Ordinance's expiration from December 31, 2020, to June 30, 2021, and waive the reading of the ordinance in its entirety.
Sponsors: Dave Pine, Warren Slocum
Attachments: 1. 20201208_o_BOS Ordinance Emergency Sick Leave Ordinance Extension
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: 4/5ths

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Supervisor Dave Pine, District 1
Supervisor Warren Slocum, District 4
Subject: Extension of Emergency COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adoption of an emergency ordinance amending the County's Emergency COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (Ordinance No. 4829) to clarify the Ordinance's integration with other laws and extend the Ordinance's expiration from December 31, 2020, to June 30, 2021, and waive the reading of the ordinance in its entirety.

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BACKGROUND:
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA"), which went into effect on April 1, 2020. The FFCRA, among other things, requires private employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide temporary paid sick leave for specific reasons related to COVID-19. The FFCRA's provisions apply from the effective date of April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, and it is administered and enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. Although the federal government has not taken action to extend the FFCRA, a potential extension may occur under the new administration in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the enactment of FFCRA, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order No. N-51-20 on April 16, 2020, which required private employers, of any size, to provide supplemental paid sick leave to food sector workers for reasons related to COVID-19.

On July 7, 2020, the Board passed Ordinance No. 4829 (the "Ordinance"), which addressed the emergency paid leave coverage gap provided by the FFCRA and Executive Order No. N-51-20, by requiring employers with 500 or more employees within the United States to provide emergency paid leave to their employees working in unincorporated San Mateo County. Pursuant to Section 14 of the Ordinance, the deadline for employees to ...

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