San Jose Paid Sick Leave Related to COVID-19

Effective April 7, 2020, the San Jose COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Ordinance requires employers to provide paid sick leave to employees who are unable to work because of one of the following reasons:

  • The employee is subject to quarantine or isolation by federal, state or local order due to COVID-19.
  • The employee is caring for someone who is quarantined or isolated due to COVID-19.
  • The employee is advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to COVID-19 or is caring for someone who is so advised by a health-care provider.
  • The employee experiences symptoms of COVID-19 and is seeking medical diagnosis.
  • The employee is caring for a minor child because a school or daycare is closed due to COVID-19.

Employers who are subject to the paid leave requirements under the FFCRA are exempt. Employees are eligible only if they are considered essential workers and leave their residence to perform work. They must have worked for the employer for at least two weeks for the employer within the city of San Jose.

Eligible full-time employees may receive up to 80 hours of paid sick leave up to a daily max of $511. Part-time employees may receive paid sick leave based on the average number of hours and pay rate for a two-week period.

The ordinance sunsets on December 31, 2020.

San Jose Paid Sick Leave Ordinance »