COVID Employment Law Update
On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law. This new law expands many employers’ obligations to provide sick leave to employees impacted by COVID-19.
Generally, the Act provides that all covered employers must provide all employees with up two weeks of paid sick leave at the regular rate of pay for up to two weeks if the employee is:
- personally experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis; or
- is personally subject to a quarantine instruction from a Federal, State, or local government or a medical professional.