Calif. Again Fines El Super Grocery Chain Over COVID Leave

By Craig Clough (October 27, 2021, 5:29 PM EDT) -- California's labor regulator Tuesday fined El Super grocery stores over $1.16 million for allegedly failing to provide paid sick leave to workers impacted by COVID-19, marking the second time this year the chain was cited by the office for the purported violations.

The California Labor Commissioner's Office said an investigation revealed the grocery chain failed to provide or delayed supplemental paid sick leave or other benefits to 240 workers at 38 locations, with some employees being forced to work while sick or told to apply for unemployment while quarantining.

The office levied nearly $448,000 in fines in July against El Super...

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