AB 685 Notification Information

Effective 1/1/2021
Read the text of Assembly Bill 685 here: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB685

Information about COVID-19 related benefits you may be eligible for:
COVID-19 related leave you may be eligible for if exposed:
  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL)/Supplemental Paid Sick Leave - expires 9/30/2021 unless extended. Details may be found in the City Administrative Policy Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • All employees are eligible for sick leave - in accordance with MOUs and salary/benefit resolutions. If exposed at work, the City will use the employee's accrued sick leave for the quarantine period, if the employee does not have any sick leave accrued, the City will advance the employee sick leave, or authorize the use of other accrued leave to cover the quarantine period.
  • Merit employees also accrue vacation, holiday, administrative leave, and PTO in accordance with MOUs and salary/benefit resolutions that may be used if accrued sick leave has been exhausted.  Links to these documents can be found here: https://www.burlingame.org/departments/human_resources/labor_agreements.php
Disinfection and Safety Plan per the guidelines of the CDC:
The City maintains a Safety Plan that contains cleaning and disinfection guidelines, social distancing guidelines, temperature and screening policies, exposure control procedures, and other related health and safety policies. It is being continually updated and may be found here: https://www.burlingame.org/departments/human_resources/policies.php
In addition to this, facilities exposed to the COVID-19 virus are sanitized and deep cleaned by contracted janitorial services.

Anti-retaliation and anti-discrimination protections:
Employees who have tested positive for or been diagnosed with COVID-19 are expected to immediately report the positive test/diagnosis to their supervisor. The City shall not retaliate against an employee for disclosing a positive COVID-19 test or diagnosis or order to quarantine or isolate. Employees who believe they have been retaliated against in violation of this section may file a complaint with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement phone 833-526-4636