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Employee Rights During COVID-19

Congress has enacted the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act" to expand the availability of paid leave during the COVID-19 crisis. Effective April 2, 2020, every employee may seek paid leave under the following Acts:


EMERGENCY PAID SICK LEAVE ACT


Who is eligible?

Any employee who needs to take leave due to any of the following:

  1. They are subject to a federal, state or local quarantine order;

  2. They have been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine;

  3. They are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking treatment;

  4. They are caring for any individual who has been ordered to quarantine;

  5. They are caring for their child whose school or daycare closed due to COVID-19;

  6. They are experiencing any other substantially similar condition specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.


EMERGENCY FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE EXPANSION ACT


Who is eligible?

  1. Any employee who has worked for their employer 30 calendar days immediately prior to requesting leave; AND

  2. The employee is unable to come to work because they need to care for their son or daughter (younger than 18 years old) whose school or daycare closed due to COVID-19.

NOTE: If you are able to work from home then you are not eligible.


Contact Rhea Law LLC if you would like to further discuss your options. We look forward to hearing from you!


Disclaimer: No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.



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