COVID-19 Emergency Sick Leave

The COVID-19 Emergency Sick Leave Act is a temporary ordinance signed into law on December 9, 2020. It is intended to provide for up to 80 hours of paid time off for employees who have been specifically impacted by COVID-19. The full text of the Ordinance can be read here. The Act has been subsequently extended for another year by Council decision, as of July 27, 2021. The amendments may be read here.  
Retaliation against any employee for using, or attempting to use, time off under the COVID-19 Emergency Act is strictly prohibited. If you or someone you know feels that their rights have been violated under this Act, please complete the Complaint Form on this page, and email the complete copy to:


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