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“California's paid coronavirus sick leave requirement targets big chains”

April 28, 2020

Kyle Winnick quoted in “California's paid coronavirus sick leave requirement targets big chains”

Restaurant Dive

In an article published on April 28, 2020 in Restaurant Dive, Kyle Winnick provides insight into permanent paid sick leave benefits for restaurant employees outside of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier this month, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that requires restaurants with more than 500 employees, regardless of how many employees work in the state, to provide paid coronavirus sick leave.

“I think this could very well be the start of a trend," explains Winnick. “From an employment law perspective, having a sound paid time off or sick leave policy just makes good sense regardless of the threat posed by COVID-19."

This executive order does not apply to restaurants that already provide equivalent paid sick leave to their employees, excluding a growing number of major restaurant chains.

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