City of Los Angeles Requires Vaccine Leave for Employees Working in the City


The state and some local COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave requirements continue through the summer. And the City of Los Angeles’ mayor issued a public order mandating additional paid leave.

Under the order, employees who work within the City of Los Angeles and have been employed by their employer for 60 days are entitled to paid time off to get vaccinated for COVID-19, including traveling to and from the appointment, as well as recovering from the side effects of vaccination, if it prevents the employee from being able to work or telework.

Effective Period

The leave mandate went into effect immediately on June 24th and expires on September 30, 2021. However, certain payment requirements are retroactive to January 1, 2021.

Amount of Leave

The amount of time an employee is entitled to take is dependent on the size of the employer and whether the employee is full-time or part-time.