Are employers required to give paid time off during an emergency like a pandemic?
Under federal law, employers are generally not required to provide paid leave to employees who take time off of work because of a pandemic though there are exceptions, and certain states or cities may have different laws.
The U.S. Department of Labor does advise U.S. employers to offer flexible leave policies during a pandemic, and to encourage workers who are sick — or have a family member who is sick — to stay home to minimize spread.
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Release Time: 2020-05-20 12:40:48