As of this writing, 15 states and Washington, D.C., require paid sick leave, while eight states and Washington, D.C., require paid family leave. Many local governments also mandate paid sick or family leave.
The pandemic has affected both employers and employees, and everyone is trying to figure out how to work under new situations and new rules. The Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act are all governing workplace rights and responsibilities, and the new DOL guidance will help everyone understand them.
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