In America can employees use sick leave or other time off for Covid-19?


Rachel Amos
The Senate
14 Mar 2020

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  • 14 Mar 2020
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    Per the attached Sidley memo

    "Family and Medical Leave Act-eligible employees will be able to take unpaid leave, and several states (and cities) offer paid or unpaid leave through their own programs that certain employees may be eligible to use if they have COVID-19. Whether employees will be able to use employer-provided leaves is generally determined by the specific policies of that employer. Under California law, employers cannot require quarantined employees to use paid sick leave, but employees may choose to do so."


    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

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