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State and Local Paid Sick Leave Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccine

BY: Lia Coniglio, Esq. & Mavanee Anderson, Esq. | 05/07/21

Several state and local agencies have issued guidance directing employers to allow employees to use paid sick leave (PSL) for COVID-19 vaccinations and recovery time, including California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, and Chicago.

New York and Chicago have passed laws that directly cover paid time off for employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Massachusetts is also considering similar legislation.

Remember that state and local PSL laws cover preventative care, which like includes receiving and recovering from vaccinations.

Overwhelmed by all of the state and local requirements related to COVID-19? Check out APA's Compliance COVID-19 Hot Topic page.

Interested in more state and local payroll coverage? APA’s PayState Update eNewsletter is perfect for you.

Lia Coniglio, Esq., is Managing Editor of PayState Update and Manager of State Payroll Information Resources for the APA.

Mavanee Anderson, Esq., is Editor of PayState Update and Payroll Information Resources for the APA.